One of the youngest competitors for Team Tayside and Team Scotland is 17-year old Sofia Ramzan. Sofia will be competing in her first ever Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast
Sofia was born and raised in Dundee and has been doing gymnastics for a good couple of years. Sofia attends Grove Academy in Dundee and she was ‘over the moon’ when she found out she was going to compete for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games.
I’m really excited and happy, and shocked as well! My family and coach are over the moon too. It has been a huge turning point since Monday. I think the news has hit us all ten times more, as I wasn’t expecting it, so we’re more overwhelmed and happy. They’re proud of me as well.
Sofia took three individual silver medals, including the All-Around, at the 2017 Scottish Artistic Gymnastics Championships and joins Cara Kennedy, Shannon Archer and Isabella Tolometti in the Women’s Team Event. With Gold Coast her first experience of Commonwealth Games competition, she will look to build on recent international success having taken three medals at the Malar Cup International plus a gold and bronze at the Stormarn Cup in 2017.
She took silver in the All-Around at the 2017 Home Nations and a superb senior bronze in the British Team Championships. At the 2015 Scottish Junior Championships she took silver on all four pieces of apparatus, as well as in the All-Around competition.
Sofia has came a long way and her hard work is finally paid off as she goes to compete in her first Commonwealth Games. All the best to this amazing teenage girl who at a young age is an incredible gymnast – and as long as we have more sportsmen and women like Sofia from Dundee – then the future of sport looks bright for Dundee and the rest of Tayside!
All the best Sofia! Do us proud!