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Congratulations to Game Changer Awards Judge on her Commonwealth Games Medal Success

The organisers of the Game Changer Awards have today, 25 July, offered their congratulations to Aileen McGlynn OBE after she won Scotland’s first medal of the XX Commonwealth Games, claiming silver in the women’s para-sports sprint tandem.

Aileen’s medal started Scotland’s winning streak, as the first of ten medals to be won by Team Scotland on the first day of competition in Glasgow, with other medal successes including gold for Robert Gordon University graduate Hannah Miley in the 400m individual medley, gold for University of Stirling student Ross Murdoch in the 200m breaststroke and gold for former Glasgow College student and Abertay graduate Louise Renicks in judo.

Aileen gave her time earlier this year to join an awarding panel of judges, which included the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell and Dr Bridget McConnell, Chief Executive of Culture and Sport Glasgow, to determine the college and university winners of the Game Changer Awards.

The Game Changer Awards celebrated the many and varied contributions of Scotland’s colleges and universities to the success of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and is recognised by Glasgow 2014’s official legacy programme. In the spirit of the XX Commonwealth Games, Colleges Scotland and Universities Scotland collaborated to deliver the Awards project.

Winners were announced at a one-off ceremony at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow on 3 April attended by over 275 guests and VIPs.

Aileen McGlynn is a triple paralympic gold medalist in track cycling. Her most recent success prior to yesterday’s XX Commonwealth games medal was a silver medal in the kilo and bronze medal in the pursuit cycling events in the 2012 London Olympics.