August 14, 2022

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon mentioned she introduced “tears to her eyes” when Scottish runner Eilis McColgan received the Commonwealth Video games 10,000m remaining.

McColgan received gold on the Birmingham Video games in a document time of 30:48:60, equaling her mom Liz McColgan’s gold on the 1986 Edinburgh Video games. That is her first main title.

Ms Sturgeon tweeted: ‘What an incredible evening for Staff Scotland – congratulations to all of our medalists at these Commonwealth Video games.

“Every medal is particular, however what a tear within the eyes when Eilis McColgan matches her mother’s 1986 gold.”

Scottish Labor chief Anas Sarwar mentioned: “Unbelievable! What story!”

Channel 5 information anchor Dan Walker mentioned “his complete household was screaming” the final 600 meters.

Wrapped in a saltire, McColgan shared an emotional second together with her mom and associate, who cheered her on from the stands in Birmingham.

Talking to the BBC afterward, she mentioned: “It has been a yr of ups and downs with Covid, first, then one other sickness and a few niggles on the incorrect time…however I actually could not ask for extra tonight to right here is my household.

“Crowd within the final 200 meters, I am unable to even clarify it. It vibrated all through my physique.

“I’ve by no means run like this in my life. With out the gang, I would not have completed like this. I simply actually needed it.

“It is simply an absolute dream.”

Herald of Scotland:

Liz McColgan

Liz McColgan joined her daughter in saying, “For me as a mom, not whilst a coach, seeing your daughter win is superb and profitable her in the identical competitors that I received.

“She simply entered the race, I at all times knew she was able to profitable. It was superb to look at, it was very nerve-wracking to look at. It has been a very long time and he or she put it collectively tonight and I am simply actually, actually blissful.”

Scotland received three extra gold medals on Wednesday, with Duncan Ross profitable his fifth medal within the males’s 200m particular person medley, Sarah Adlington within the girls’s 78kg judo and Rosemary Lenton and Pauline Wilson within the girls’s parachute.

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