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Wednesday 27th February 2019

TV feature courtesy of BBC Scotland 

Neil Gourley feature in the Herald

Zoey Clark has declared the current crop of Scottish athletes a  ‘golden generation’ after a record number of her compatriots were selected for the European Indoor Championships team.

Nine Scottish athletes will compete for Great Britain at the event in Glasgow – which starts on Friday morning.

‘Scotland’s not a big country so to have such a strong fraction of the team is amazing,’ said Clark, 24, in a BBC Scotland interview.

‘It’s so impressive. I don’t think it’s a surprise, though. Scottish athletes have been on the up and up the last few years. I’m just so proud I can be part of that.’


Clark won the British Indoor 400m title in Birmingham earlier this month with a time of 52.85 seconds.

That clinched her a place in the 48-athlete British team for the European Championships and she is relishing the opportunity to compete in her home country – as well as inspiring the next generation of athletes.

‘As soon as I found out that the Europeans was going to be in Glasgow I knew I really wanted to be in that team,’ she added.

‘I’m so glad that I’ve managed to do that – getting to compete in Scotland is just amazing.

‘It’s difficult for me thinking I can be a role model to people, but I’ve been to a lot of schools on visits and it’s great to see how inspired these young children get.’

 Laura Muir feature in the Scotsman


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