Heriot-Watt graduate selected for Team GB for world championships in Moscow

Jamie Bowie at graduation in 2011

School of Management and Languages graduate Jamie Bowie is one of the seven Scottish athletes selected for the Great Britain team for the World Championships in Moscow next month.

Jamie is a graduate of our undergraduate MA (Hons) International Business Management and Languages degree and a winner of the Watt Club Medal for Languages in 2011. He currently works as a Sports Development Officer for East Lothian Council.

Jamie will compete in the 4x400m relay and has a relay gold medal from Euro Under-23s two years ago.

The other six Scottish athletes heading to Russia are: Eilidh Child, Eilish McColgan, Laura Muir, Susan Partridge, Kirsten McAslan and Chris O'Hare.

With next week marking a year to go to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the inclusions came hard on the heels of a 14-medal haul at the British Championships in Birmingham last weekend which was the best overall Scottish performance in that event for 25 years.

"There have been a lot of encouraging signs over the last few months and this is another huge boost for everyone connected with athletics in Scotland," said Scottishathletics director of coaching, Stephen Maguire.

"We've been talking about a lot of potential and now we are seeing that being translated into performances and this kind of representation in a senior GB team for a World Championships. We had two medals at the Euro Under-23s in Finland last weekend, too."