Silver success for mighty Quin

Scott Quin in action at the Swimming World Championships at Tollcross Swimming Centre  (Photo by Ian MacNicol)

Scott Quin in action at the Swimming World Championships at Tollcross Swimming Centre (Photo by Ian MacNicol)

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Loanhead swimmer Scott Quin was delighted with his World Championship silver medal in front of a partisan Scottish crowd last week.

The 24-year-old finished joint second in the SB14 category 100 metre breaststroke at the IPC World Championships at Tollcross in Glasgow.

Quin was within a second of Dutchman Marc Evers and shared silver with Yasuhiro Tanaka – two legends in Paralympic swimming.

Quin said: “I was over the moon. I’m so happy to have won an international medal.

“This was a good test of that fight against the rest of the guys in the world, so I feel I have got to up my game now.

“Standing on the podium with those two (Evers and Tanaka), it kind of speaks for itself. I didn’t get close to my PB but I have learned a lot from it and where I can improve.”

Quin admitted he was overwhelmed by the crowd.

He said: “The support I got, being the second British swimmer out – oh my god, I got blown away!

“When I got out the pool I was an emotional wreck. I found it very hard to do my interview with Channel 4.

“I couldn’t believe the support we had from the crowd. I couldn’t believe how many people were there.

“When I got off the team bus I saw my old swimming coaches but I couldn’t say much as I was in the zone. Then when I went in I saw family and friends but I couldn’t speak to them as I was still in the zone.

“But it meant a lot to me that my family came through, especially my granny. She is 91 in August. I couldn’t be more pleased to see so many family members there.

“Having them and so many friends there celebrating together was special. It really meant something. I will never forget it.”

Having missed out on a place in Team GB for London 2012 Quin is now focusing on Rio next year.

He said: “My season is not over yet, I have the National

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