Ten home stars to watch

  • Last Updated: July 19 2014, 10:25 BST

We pick out 10 of the home nations athletes look out for at this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Michael Jamieson: Bidding for 200m breaststroke gold
Michael Jamieson: Bidding for 200m breaststroke gold

PADDY BARNES (NIrl)

The irrepressible Belfast boxer is aiming to add a second consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medal after triumphing in Delhi in 2010. Barnes, also a two-time Olympic bronze medallist, could come up against England's Charlie Edwards in what would be one of the bouts of the Games.

EUAN BURTON (Sco)

Burton's Olympic dream lasted all of two minutes at London 2012 but the Edinburgh-based judoka has wiped away the tears and is intent on securing spectacular redemption by claiming gold in front of his home fans in Glasgow before - he insists - he will retire from the sport for good.

DAVID CALVERT (NIrl)

Full-bore rifle shooter Calvert will make his unprecedented 10th Commonwealth Games appearance for Northern Ireland in Glasgow. Calvert, who went to his first Games in Edmonton, Canada in 1978, is already the Games' most decorated athlete with four gold medals and four bronze.

JAZZ CARLIN (Wal)

Carlin is hoping to complete her full set of Commonwealth Games medals after coming so close in Delhi. The Swansea 23-year-old was pipped into silver in the women's 200m freestyle and bronze in the 400m freestyle. A British title double in April has left her in good shape to succeed.

EILIDH CHILD (Sco)

The 400m hurdles star is relying on the so-called 'Hampden Roar' to sweep her to gold in her home stadium after being pipped into silver four years ago. Since that success in Delhi Child has evolved into a world-class athlete and finished fifth after qualifying for last year's World Championships final in Moscow.

ALED DAVIES (Wal)

Davies is one of the stars as Paralympic events are included in the full Games programme for the first time. The Bridgend athlete won discus gold and shot put bronze at London 2012, and added double gold at last year's World Championships in Lyon, making him the man to beat in Glasgow.

MO FARAH (Eng)

Farah will be one of the biggest draws in Glasgow after confirming his intention to compete at the Games. The double Olympic champion will bid to do another double over 5,000m and 10,000m distances as he returns to the track in the wake of his relative disappointment in this year's London Marathon.

MICHAEL JAMIESON (Sco)

Glasgow swimmer Jamieson will be roared on in the pool as he bids to build on his glorious 200m breaststroke silver medal at London 2012. Jamieson pipped his main rival Adam Peaty at the British International Meet in Manchester last month and they are set for another fascinating showdown.

KATARINA JOHNSON-THOMPSON (Eng)

Already anointed heir to British heptathlon greats Denise Lewis and Jessica Ennis, the Liverpool 21-year-old has her sights set firmly on gold in Glasgow. Johnson-Thompson is ready for the next step after following up a creditable 15th place in London with fifth at the World Championships in Moscow last year.

SIR BRADLEY WIGGINS (Eng)

Wiggins is set to shrug off the disappointment of missing out on a place in this year's Tour de France by taking to the track in Glasgow. Wiggins has won six medals over three Olympic Games and appears to see the Commonwealth Games as part of his natural path back to track cycling for Rio 2016.