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Eilidh Doyle

Fact File

Date of birth

20 February 1987

Sport

Athletics

Club

Pitreavie

Discipline

400m Hurdles, 4 x 400m Relay

Biography

Eilidh Doyle is a 400m Hurdler and her recent silver medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth games cemented her place, alongside her array of Olympic, World and European medals, as Scotland's most decorated track and field athlete of all time.

Bronze over 400m at the 2018 World Indoor Championships had indicated the kind of form she was in coming into her third Commonwealth Games and she delivered once again on the big stage. She had followed her Glasgow 2014 silver with gold at the European Championships, the first British woman for 20 years to win the 400m Hurdles title. She also won two Diamond League races in the build up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where she made the final of the 400m Hurdles before taking bronze in the 4 x 400m Relay.

Born in Perth, Eilidh was a promising swimmer as a youngster and won the U13 Scottish Schools butterfly swimming title. She moved into athletics in her teens and graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in Physical Education.

After taking up athletics full-time, she excelled as a 400m hurdler and at her first major international event finished second at the European U23 Championships in 2009.

In European competition, she has won gold medals at the Zurich and Gothenburg meets in 2013 and 2014.

She has also won a silver medal at all three of the Commonwealth games she has competed in- Delhi, Glasgow and Gold Coast and was chosen this year by her team mates to be the first women flagbearer at Opening Ceremony for the Commonwealth Games.

Achievements

2018
Bronze, World Indoor Championships
2018
Silver, Commonwealth Games
2016
Bronze Olympic Games
2014
Silver, Commonwealth Games
2014
Gold, European Championships
2013
Gold, European Championships
2012
Olympic Games, London
2010
Silver, Commonwealth Games
2009
Silver, European u23 Championships