Famous Scottish Athletes

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 1 Eric Liddell

Eric Liddell
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Birthdate: January 16, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tianjin
Died: February 21, 1945

Eric Liddell was a Scottish athlete who won a gold medal in 400 meters race at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. In his later years, he became a Christian missionary. Though he was of Scottish origin, he was born in China, where he spent most of his life and died eventually.

 2 Stephen Maguire

Stephen Maguire
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Famous As: Snooker player
Birthdate: March 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glasgow
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 3 Eilish McColgan

Eilish McColgan
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: November 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dundee

Eilish McColgan is a British middle-distance athlete. She competes in the 3000 meters steeplechase and 5000 meters. She represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2016 Olympic Games. She won the Great South Run in Portsmouth in 2018. She has a degree in mathematics and accountancy from the University of Dundee. 

 4 David Denton

David Denton
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Famous As: rugby union player
Birthdate: February 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marondera