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Invictus gold for David

Section:  Annan and Eskdale, Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Sport  | Tags: , , , ,

AN Eskdalemuir native captured the eyes of the region – and the nation – when he claimed a “totally unexpected” gold medal at the Invictus Games golf competition in Toronto last week.

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David “Scotty” Scott was brought up at Eskdalemuir where his late father Ernest was employed by the Observatory.
He now lives with his family in Aldershot, but still has relatives in Langholm, including his mother Margaret.
David is a former major in the Army and was injured in Afghanistan. Following the loss of his limb, he immersed himself in physical activities as a way of coping mentally. He originally took part in the Invictus Games 2014 and signed up for this year’s event.
However, problems with his stump in the last 18 months stopped him from being physically active and briefly interrupted his training.
So he was thrilled to lift the golf gold at the St George’s Golf and Country Club last week, describing his victory as “totally unexpected”.
Writing on the Help for Heroes official team GB page, David said: “The psychological effect that sport can achieve is second to none. Exercise and activity is crucial for my continued wellbeing.
“Being part of a dedicated team with support and comradeship will allow me to recover and continue to remain physically and mentally active prior to, during and post Invictus Games 2017.”

 

* Photo from Help for Heroes website

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