Tony Scott wins four gold medals at British Transplant Games

Tony Scott won four gold medals at the British Transplant Games

Tony Scott won four gold medals at the British Transplant Games

First published in Sport

Harrow’s Tony Scott won four gold medals at the British Transplant Games last weekend.

The former PE teacher, who had a liver transplant in 1998, competed in the over 70 competition and received a trophy for the outstanding athlete in his age group.

Scott won the 5k mini marathon, the 1500m, 800m and the 400m as well as claiming a bronze medal in the javelin.

The 72-year-old said: “Once again I found the games a fantastic experience and it was very moving watching the children especially the Under-5s. Now I hope to be chosen to represent Great Britain at the World Transplant Games in Argentina next year.”

Since 2003 he has competed in both the British Transplant Games and the World Transplant Games.

Over 700 athletes from 55 transplant units across the UK, between the ages of two and 82, who have all received a life saving organ transplant, took part in the competition.

The British Transplant Games encourages those who have received a transplant to lead active and healthy lives while showcasing the benefits of transplantation.

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