Video: Judo’s Euan Burton on overcoming Games nerves

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SCOTLAND’S flag-bearer Euan Burton admitted that the extra pressure of leading the athletes into the 20th Commonwealth Games had added to his nerves ahead of a record-breaking performance by the Scottish judo squad.

In all, 13 of the 14 team members won a medal and Burton was one of the last to appear, but delivered with a fine win in the under 100kg category. In an exclusive interview with, he speaks of the success in his last event, how he coped with his wife Gemma failing in her gold medal bid just minutes before he took to the mat and why he believes judo should be an inspirational national sport for Scotland in the future.

Euan Burton. Picture: Neil Hanna

Euan Burton. Picture: Neil Hanna

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