Congratulations to former patient taking gold in pool at Tokyo Olympics

Massive congratulations to Scottish swimmer Kathleen Dawson who has had the most amazing Tokyo 2020 Olympics She was part of the team in the mixed 4x100m Medley who took gold and set a blazing new World Record time. She also reached the finals in the women’s 100m Backstroke finishing 6th.

All the more impressive as Kathleen suffered a bad knee injury in 2018 and underwent InternalBrace surgery with Professor Mackay for a ruptured ACL. She was helped in her recovery and rehab by among others, Scottish Institute of Sport. Well done Kathleen and all our other Olympic swimmers.

“There was more medal success in the pool as Kathleen Dawson, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Anna Hopkin struck gold and broke the world record in the inaugural mixed 4x100m medley relay, making Tokyo 2020 Britain’s joint-best swimming performance in Olympic history, with four golds, two silvers and one bronze medal to their names, the same tally as London 1908 and there is still one day of competition to come….

“I wasn’t going to let anyone bully me. I was going to swim my own race and it didn’t matter if it was two girls or two boys beside me. It’s honestly more than I could ever have hoped for. If you’ve had told me back at the end of 2018 when I had my knee injury that I’d be an Olympic champion at the end of a delayed Olympics, I wouldn’t have believed you!”

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