Potter wins first Team Scotland medal of Birmingham 2022

July 29, 2022

“The whole clan” were cheering on the sidelines as Beth Potter won Team Scotland’s first medal of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

A time of 56:46 gave Potter the bronze medal in the Triathlon Women’s Individual Sprint Distance event at Sutton Park, with Bermuda’s Flora Duffy winning gold and Georgia Taylor-Brown of England in silver.

And Potter had plenty of support to celebrate the moment with.

“I’ve got a lot of family and friends here, even mum’s dog!

“My coaches – my run coach, my overall coach, Alistair Brownlee who has been helping with my biking. My parents, sister, cousins – just the whole clan!

“I saw my Dad when I was running down – he’s got this Scotland football shirt that says ‘Go Beth’ across the front that he’s had since 2014, so he had that on.

“And I saw my aunt on the course but haven’t seen anyone else yet, so I’ll have to wait to catch up with all of them.”

The 30-year-old made history four years ago by becoming the first Team Scotland athlete to compete in multiple sporting disciplines at the same Games, running the 10,000 metres in athletes after competing in triathlon.

This time she has marked her name in the record books for getting on the podium and taking home Scotland’s first medal in Birmingham.

26h July 2022, Team Scotland Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022. Mens Triathlon at Sutton Park Beth Potter wins bronze. With family

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