Queen's Baton Relay: Gymnast Kirsten Beckett on Glasgow 2014 medal chances
18 February 2014 Last updated at 18:01 GMT
Kirsten Beckett is one athlete who is hoping to make a big impression in Glasgow.
The South African gymnast took part in the Queen's Baton Relay through the streets of Johannesburg. The baton is making its way around the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.
The 17-year-old has been training since she was five and is now focused on making a name for South African gymnastics this summer.
BBC Queen's Baton Relay presenter Mark Beaumont met Kirsten, her father and her coach to find out what it takes to be a medal hopeful in Glasgow.