Robbie Renwick stormed to victory last night as he won Scotland’s first gold of the commonwealth games. The swimmer has come under much acclaim recently, specialising in the 400m and 200m, winning the latter in a dramatic fashion before celebrating in jubilation. The overwhelmed athlete then dedicated his medal to Eileen Adams, his former coach who had been struggling with breast cancer before passing away in April.
Robbie Renwick has had an exciting year so far, winning competitions with Glasgow City Swim Team. Assitant Coach, Moreen MacDonald said: “The club is ecstatic. We have all worked very closely with Robbie. Especially after the death of Eileen, it is a great achievement. There is a definite buzz around the club.
The Club also believe that the accomplishment will have a positive affect on younger athletes. “It reinforces the fact that it is achievable with the right amount of work and dedication. Robbie is accessible to younger athletes and they all look up to him. ”
Fellow Scot and Aberdonian, David Carry also raced in the 200m but fell behind and ended eighth, although he won bronze 24 hours earlier in the 400m.