Greaves Excited by Commonwealth Games Selection

16th Jul, 2014

1982 specifically October 4th probably doesn’t seem a significant date to you. Not only is it my birthday but also it was a significant date in the sporting calendar as it was the Commonwealth games in Brisbane Australia.

Having been told by my parents who are avid sports fans watching the commonwealth games during labour of their son being born made the pain slightly more bearable.

It comes with great pride to be attending my first Commonwealth games in Glasgow in a weeks time for Team England nearly 31 years later and to hopefully come back with a medal.

This is the first time that I’ve represented my home nation at a massive international multisport level. Representing GB is the best and I’m so passionate to wear the red, white and blue of Great Britain. But to pull on the rare white and red of England that will be a very special moment indeed.

This year has been set aside to be a special one as both Majors Commies and Euro’s re both on home soil that are important but this year is being used as a bridging year towards the world champs and Rio in two years.

Having progressed with season’s bests every competition leading to a new PB and British record this year gives me allot of confidence going into the championships. I know I can constantly throw big but massive? i have raised my game every time this year and the two major champs will hopefully bring bigger distances that I know are possible.

I’m hoping you all tune into the commonwealth games. It all kicks off on the 23rd and I’m competing on the 28th of July 10am.. See you bright and early!

Discus Dan x


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