New Year Honours for Tokyo Champions

January 1, 2022

Both recently selected for Team Scotland for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, swimmers Duncan Scott and Kathleen Dawson are celebrating bringing in the New Year with the news that they are among those recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours for 2022.

Both are awarded an MBE, having struck gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.

Duncan’s gold and three silver medals in Tokyo was a record for a British athlete at a single Olympics, building on a similar feat which saw him win a record six medals for Team Scotland at Gold Coast 2018.

Fellow University of Stirling swimmer Kathleen also took the top step of the podium in Tokyo, swimming the opening Backstroke leg for the world record breaking Team GB quartet in the Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay.

Also awarded an MBE is Paralympic Games gold medallist Owen Miller, winner of the T20 1500m on his Games debut with a stunning sprint finish.

Commonwealth Games Scotland send their congratulations to all Scots recognised for their contribution to sport in the 2022 New Year Honours List.

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