Lynsey Sharp, from Dumfries, is a Commonwealth Games silver medallist in the 800m.

The 25-year-old Scot also represented Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics and is the 2012 European Championships. Her silver medal at the Helsinki games was upgraded to gold after irregularities were found in the biological passport of race winner Yelena Arzhakova.

Lynsey overcame illness to win a silver medal in the 800m at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She spent the night before the race hooked up to a hospital drip after experiencing stomach cramps and sickness in the athletes’ village.

A few weeks before competing in the 2012 Olympic Games, the Glasgow Rangers supporter graduated with a law degree from Edinburgh’s Napier University. Lynsey’s parents are both former athletes. Her father Cameron is a European 200m silver medallist while her mother Carol took part in the 1982 Commonwealth Games.

Lynsey Sharp