Video: blind runner Libby Clegg on her medal win

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SCOTTISH blind athlete Libby Clegg was delighted to claim the gold medal that brought Scotland level with the all-time Commonwealth Games record of 33 on Monday night and hailed her guide runner Mikail Huggins and her mother as the key drivers in her success.

In the latest episode of ‘Scotsman at the Games’, David Ferguson interviews Clegg and Huggins and hears how sport changed the former’s life after she was diagnosed with the deteriorating eye condition Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy and why she backs the merger of disabled sport into the Commonwealth programme but not the Olympic Games.

Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014' Athletics. Picture: Neil Hanna

Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014' Athletics. Picture: Neil Hanna

The 24-year-old won silver at the 2012 Olympics and after gliding to victory in front of a noisy Scottish support at Hampden she and Huggins are now firmly focused on taking European and world titles en route to the Rio Olympics in two years’ time.

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