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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