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The leader of the council has called on people to cheer on the borough's sporting stars as they go for gold in the Commonwealth Games.

Carshalton born sprinter Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Cheam cyclist Joanna Rowsell, hurdler Andy Turner, who lives in Sutton and, Beddington boxer Charlie Edwards, Sutton netball player Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Roundshaw wheelchair racer David Weir are all competing in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Councillor Ruth Dombey, leader of Sutton Council, has called on the people of Sutton to get behind the athletes and cheer them on as they try to win medals.

She said: "Harry, David, Joanna and Andy are an inspiration to all our young people and we wish them all good luck. They show that with dedication and hard work you can achieve your dreams. I hope everyone in the borough takes pride in their achievements and cheers them on.

"The Commonwealth Games is an amazing event and I hope our young people are inspired by our athletes to get involved in sport whatever their ability." 

Aikines-Aryeetey will be taking on the world's best sprinters in the 100m, Rowsell is in with a chance of four gold medals in cycling events, Turner will defend the gold he won in the 110m hurdles in the last Commonwealth Games in India, Edwards will box in the flyweight division, Beckford-Chambers will play for England in the netball and Weir, known to his fans as the Weirwolf, will go in the T54 1,500m on the track.