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  • Winning Students curling scholars Cammy Smith and Kyle Waddell are currently realising their sporting dreams as they represent Team GB at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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  • Eleven more Winning Students scholars have secured tickets to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games after being confirmed by Team Scotland at the team’s latest announcement in Glasgow.

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  • Robert Gordon’s University Accounting and Finance fourth-year, Colin Dalgleish, is the new face in Team Scotland’s men’s table tennis team bound for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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  • Life has come full circle for Edinburgh rower Polly Swann who, having won an Olympic silver medal in Rio, returned home to complete the medical degree she had begun almost a decade ago. We spoke with Swann about her decision to recommence studying and balancing her academic and sporting ambitions.

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“It’s a very sensible option to study alongside sport because your sporting career isn’t going to last your lifetime.  If you are lucky you can make a living but once you stop competing it’s very important to have something to fall back on.  There’s a possibility of injury as well so you never know how your career is going to pan out really. Study works to balance your sport as well because it’s a really useful distraction.”

Laura Muir, Athletics

University of Glasgow student

 

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