Dunfermline athlete wins silver in Rio Paralympics

28-year-old Alison Patrick from Dunfermline, alongside her 30-year-old guide from Edinburgh Hazel Smith, has won a silver medal in para-triathlon’s PT5 at the Rio Paralympic Games.

In what has been an exceptional Games so far for ParalympicsGB, Alison and Hazel have claimed the fifth medal won by Scots on the team.

Commenting on their success in Rio, Mike Whittingham, of the sportscotland institute of sport, said: “What a wonderful performance by Alison Patrick and her guide Hazel Smith as they won a silver medal in the PT5 para-triathlon.

“Alison only began competing in the sport in 2013, so it is a great achievement that she has now added a Paralympic medal to her European and World Championships medals.

“I’m extremely pleased that, in her first Paralympic Games, Alison has recorded a podium finish in Rio with Hazel. They fully deserve their success to record the fifth medal won by Scots at these Games so far.”

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