Swimming: Loanhead Mighty Quin’s silver lining swim

Loanhead swimmer Scott Quin at the IPC European Championships in Eindhoven where he won a silver medal in the 100 metres breaststroke

Loanhead swimmer Scott Quin at the IPC European Championships in Eindhoven where he won a silver medal in the 100 metres breaststroke

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Former Saltersgate pupil Scott Quin is happy with his IPC European Championships silver medal despite coming within a second of gold.

Quin (24), from Loanhead, recorded a time of 1:07.95 as he was narrowly beaten by Dutchman Marc Evers in the men’s 100 metres breaststroke SB14 final in Eindhoven last week.

He said: “I was really chuffed to get silver and it was pretty close for gold but to be honest I didn’t expect to get such a quick time. On paper I was ranked third fastest, and all I looked at expectation wise was to swim my race sensibly, because sometimes I can be a headless chicken. But I kept it calm and 
composed and it worked.

“This silver medal gives me drive. I know I can go faster, so I can be up there and try to beat him (Evers).

“It gives me the motivation to work hard in training.”

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