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Pupil, 18, Selected for U24 Great Britain Tetrathlon Team

Published Tuesday 29th of April 2014 12:26:19 PM

Michael Craig, 18, has been selected as the youngest member of the U24 Great Britain Tetrathlon team. Michael is in his fifth and final year at Merchiston and is no stranger to success in this niche sporting event; he has been in the Great Britain Team since the age of 13 and has been Scottish Champion for four consecutive years. The Tetrathlon is made up of four events: horse riding, running, swimming and pistol shooting. During the Easter holidays, Michael attended the Great Britain U24 Tetrathlon selection camp at Bishop Burton in Hull. The top 10 boys and girls in Britain attended and went through a challenging week of selection for a team of 7 boys and 5 girls. Merchiston�s Director of Co-curricular and Sport, Richard Charman, commented on Michael�s success: �We are absolutely delighted for Michael in his selection for the Great Britain Tetrathlon Team. He committed himself to a strict training programme to prepare himself for the Great Britain selection camp and we are very proud of his success in this area. Michael has shown this same commitment to every part of his sporting programme at Merchiston since he arrived five years ago and there is no doubt he will continue to shine when he graduates from Merchiston in the summer.� Not only does Michael participate in this demanding sporting event, but he also coaches younger children who are looking to follow in his footsteps. After leaving Merchiston, Michael hopes to study Human Geography at Newcastle University, where he thinks he might give up his pistol and swap his horse for a bike and try his hand at triathlon events. Merchiston wishes Michael every success for his forthcoming tour of Australia in July with Team Great Britain.
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