Potter Makes Team Scotland History

Written by on January 2, 2018

Runner Beth Potter has made Team Scotland history by being selected in two different sports at the same Commonwealth Games.

A year ago, the 26-year-old joined the triathlon training squad of Olympic gold and silver medallists Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee in Leeds.

And Potter, a talented swimmer in her youth, has been selected for the Gold Coast Games in triathlon and athletics.

“It was a very ambitious goal when I moved to Leeds,” she told BBC Scotland.

“I hadn’t done a triathlon and I said that I wanted to qualify for Gold Coast. Quite a few people thought I was a bit mad.

“It was touch and go and it was difficult to find a race. In triathlon, it’s difficult to get into races if you don’t have previous points and obviously being a newcomer to the sport, I didn’t have those points.

“But I got into a race at the end of season and secured qualification with a first, a podium place.”


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