Friday, 24 August 2012

Southside Olympic silver

Neither Sir Chris Hoy nor David Florence, Edinburgh Olympic medal winners, live in the Southside and Newington area.

However, this week at least one medal winner was residing locally.  Lauren Wilkinson is from Vancouver and was rowing for Canada at London 2012.  She won a silver medal in the Women's Eight.

She was visiting a friend and took a few days to enjoy Edinburgh on her way back to Vancouver.

I introduced her to the Lord Provost who signed for her the biography of another successful 22 year old athlete - from an earlier Olympic Games - who did spend a lot of time in Southside & Newington!

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