Sports minister congratulates Scottish medal winners


Sports Minister Shona Robison, who was there to see Michael Jamieson’s silver medal winning race,  said:

“What a remarkable day for Team GB and some of our outstanding Scottish athletes. We have seen a massive new Scottish and British record set.  Scotland is proud of Michael Jamieson’s fantastic swim tonight, and Heather Stanning’s golden moment this morning has really set the country alight.

“Our swimmers are again proving a real inspiration, and I was honoured to be at the pool to see Michael put in an outstanding swim.

“I would also like to pay tribute to cyclist Bradley Wiggins for his fantastic feat in becoming Britain’s most decorated Olympian with his triumph in the cycling time trial – and now we look forward with confidence to the track cycling starting tomorrow and a chance for Sir Chris Hoy to add to his own impressive medal haul.

“It’s not just medal winners who deserve our praise today.  All our athletes continue to give their all, like gymnast Daniel Purvis, who followed his bronze in the team event with a solid performance in the all round individual final.

“With more good medal chances tomorrow, I wish all our athletes the best of luck.”