Student wins medal at international swimming event

Kathryn's medal

Kathryn Johnstone, a third year BSc Sport and Exercise student, has won a bronze medal at an international swimming competition.

The British Gas International Meet took place in Leeds from 7th to 10th March.

Kathryn won a bronze medal in the 50 metre breaststroke event. She also came 6th in the 100 metres and seventh in the 200 metres events.

She  said "After a tough week of racing Olympic champions, it was nice to get a medal on the final day of racing. My times were also an improvement from BUCS two weeks ago so everything is moving in the right direction."

Kathryn is a Heriot-Watt sports scholar. She said of the scheme, "Without its support I would majorly struggle to not only fund my sport but to juggle both university and swimming."

Kathryn's next  goal is to make the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year.