Local Paralympic medallist Scott Quin recently dropped in on sponsors Alex F Noble & Son Nissan recently to show off the silver medal he won in Rio as part of the GB swimming team.
Scott (26), who has Crouzon syndrome, was edged into silver medal position by the narrowest of margins by fellow Brit Aaron Moores in a thrilling SB14 100m breaststroke final. Just 300ths of a second separated the two swimmers, but Scott still clocked up both a Paralympic record as well as a personal best time of 1:06.65 in the qualifying heat earlier in the day.
The Midlothian-based dealership had previously presented Scott with a stylish Nissan Pulsar I.5DCI N-CONNECTA car on an initial 12-month sponsorship deal to help his mum Eileen transport him from his home in Loanhead to the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh for 10 training sessions as well as his physio and nutritionist appointments.
Eileen said: “We’re very grateful to Alex F Noble & Son for the use of the Pulsar. The car is so fuel efficient, it’s saving us a fortune in travel costs and making life so much easier for us.”
Gordon Campbell, sales manager, was more than happy to welcome Scott’s triumphant return.
He said: “Those who watched Scott’s final would have been on the edge of their seats as it was such a close-run thing. Scott did incredibly well and is obviously a huge talent.
“We’re delighted the Pulsar is making a big difference to his rigorous weekly routine which is clearly producing results. All the team at Alex F Noble & Son offer him our heartiest congratulations on his Rio success and best wishes for the future”.
Although not long home from Rio, Scott is already training hard for his next big challenge, the SB14 100m breaststroke event at the Para World championships in Mexico City next year.
Scott said the sponsorship from the dealership had made a difference to his medal bid.
He said: “It was great to know that I had the support of the team at Alex F Noble & Son while I was out in Rio. Now that I’m back home focusing on training again, travelling in the Pulsar makes all the difference to my daily regime.”