SWIMMER KATIE IS PRIDE OF SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

RONA CONGRATULATES BISHOPBRIGGS SWIMMER ON SUCCESS


Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Rona Mackay has congratulated Bishopbriggs swimming sensation Katie Shanahan in the Scottish Parliament.

The Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP praised Katie for her superb performance in this summer's Commonwealth Games.

Katie (18) took a bronze medal in the 400M Medley, followed by another bronze in the 200M backstroke.

SNP MSP Rona congratulated Katie on her success in a speech on Team Scotland at the Scottish Parliament.

She said: "this was simply an outstanding achievement.

"The icing on the cake was Katie's silver medal win in the 200m backstroke a few days later at the European Aquatics Championships in Rome. An incredible achievement in such a short space of time."

She added: "I had the privilege of meeting Katie and her mum Alison at her old school to present her with a motion I submitted to Parliament to congratulate her on her success.

"Katie is a remarkable young woman. Self-effacing, passionate about her sport and to top it all, an academic high achiever, having swept the board with advanced highers and qualifications this year.

"It was a pleasure to meet her and her mum who she credits with her success due to the amazing support she has received during her sporting career.

"As she starts another chapter of her life studying sport and journalism at Stirling University while training for the next international competition, I wish her all the best."

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