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Para athletes collect awards

Monday 29th September 2014

Libby Clegg and guide runner mikail Huggins dip for the line to win gold at Commonwealth Games

Scottish Para athletes have been picking up significant awards following their fine 2014 seasons.

Libby Clegg‘s Commonwealth Games gold in the T12 100m – Scotland’s first gold in track and field for 20 years – helped win a special title as the Scottish Disability Sport annual awards.

Libby collected the Finlay Calder Trophy as the SDS ‘Athlete of the Year’ for 2014 following that memorable night at Hampden in July.

Maria Lyle won the Capability Scotland Silver Salver as the most promising newcomer following double gold at IPC Europeans in Swansea.

And Jo Butterfield was awarded an Archie Cameron Bursary aimed to support athletes to progress to high performance. Jo won gold in the club throw at European Championships.

Meanwhile, Maria was also the winner of a prestigious title from the IPC as she picked up the Allianz Athlete of the Month Best Youngster title for August 2014.

The 14-year- old received 42 per cent of the overall vote after she announced herself on the big stage winning double gold at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea. This triumph comes after an unforgettable year for the Dunbar-based athlete.

Maria Lyle at Swansea

Maria Lyle at Swansea

Tags: Jo Butterfield, Libby Clegg, Maria Lyle

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