As the Tokyo Paralympic Games came to a close this weekend, the Scots on Paralympics GB were celebrating 21 medals and a host of record and personal best performances in a truly inspiring display after a pandemic-hit preparation.
The Scottish tally tops the 17 medals won at Rio 2016 and is the best since Sydney 2000, as Paralympics GB finished second in the medal table behind China with 124 medals.
There were many first-time medallists including a spectacular gold from Owen Miller in the T20 1500m, while for Scotland’s other gold medallist, Neil Fachie, his win with pilot Matt Rotherham in the Men’s B Time Trial added to his gold and silver from London 2012 and silver from Rio 2016.
Maria Lyle, Sammi Kinghorn, Micky Yule and Toni Shaw all stepped up from competing for Team Scotland at Gold Coast 2018 to win their first Paralympic medals, while Glasgow 2014 medallists Libby Clegg and Aileen McGlynn collected their fifth and seventh Paralympic medals respectively as both won silver in Tokyo.
Gordon Reid collected the final medal for the Scots on Paralympics GB with Wheelchair Tennis Singles bronze to go with his Doubles silver, before the curtain came down on a successful Games.
With under a year to go until the Commonwealth Games we look forward to seeing many of these athletes in action in Birmingham next year.
Scottish Medallists for Paralympics GB:
Neil Fachie (pilot Matt Rotherham) Cycling Men’s B Time Trial
Owen Miller Athletics Men’s T20 1500m
Aileen McGlynn (pilot Helen Scott) Cycling Women’s B Time Trial
Fin Graham Cycling Men’s C3 3,000m Individual Pursuit / Men’s C1-3 Road Race
Lewis Stewart (pilot to James Ball) Cycling Men’s B Time Trial
Sammi Kinghorn Athletics Women’s T53 400m
Libby Clegg Athletics 4x100m Universal Relay
Stephen Clegg Swimming Men’s S12 100m Butterfly
Jenny Holl (pilot to Sophie Unwin) Cycling Women’s B Road Race
Gordon Reid (with Alfie Hewett) Wheelchair Tennis Men’s Doubles
Toni Shaw Swimming Women’s S9 400m Freestyle
Maria Lyle Athletics Women’s T35 100m / Women’s T35 200m
Stephen Clegg Swimming Men’s S12 100m Backstroke / Men’s S12 100m Freestyle
Jenny Holl (pilot to Sophie Unwin) Cycling Women’s B 3000m Individual Pursuit
Micky Yule Powerlifting Men’s Under 72kg
Scott Quin Swimming SB14 100m Breaststroke
Sammi Kinghorn Athletics Women’s T53 100m
Gordon Reid Wheelchair Tennis Men’s Singles