Rio 2016: Three more Scots in athletics team, makes it most since 1908

Mark Dry won a Commonwealth Games bronze medal in 2014
Dry won a Commonwealth Games bronze medal in 2014

Three more Scots have been added to the Great Britain Olympic athletics team, taking the total up to 15.

Laura Whittle, third at the British trials, joins compatriots Steph Twell and Eilish McColgan in the 5,000m.

Hammer throwers Mark Dry and Chris Bennett have also been granted selectors' picks for places in Rio.

It is the highest Scottish representation in track and field since the 1908 London Games, with GB sending an 80-strong team to Brazil.

Twell and McColgan were among eight athletes from Scotland who booked their places at the trials in Birmingham last month, with three marathon runners selected in April.

Just five Scottish runners made it to London 2012.

Team GB will be looking to improve on a haul of six medals from four years ago.

Scots in the GB athletics team for Rio 2016:

Callum Hawkins, Tsegai Tewelde, Derek Hawkins - marathon

Beth Potter - 10,000m

Andrew Butchart - 5,000m

Eilidh Doyle - 400m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay

Lennie Waite - 3,000m Steeplechase

Laura Muir - 1500m

Chris O'Hare - 1500m

Lynsey Sharp - 800m

Steph Twell, Eilish McColgan, Laura Whittle - 5,000m

Chris Bennett, Mark Dry - hammer

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