#3 Murray’s Wimbledon win – the pinnacle of Scottish sport? (Part Three)

Scotland's Andy Murray with the Wimbledon trophy that ended Britain 77-year wait for a male singles' champion at SW19

Scotland’s Andy Murray with the Wimbledon trophy that ended Britain’s 77-year wait for a male singles’ champion at SW19

Continuing my series of comparisons between Andy Murray’s recent win at Wimbledon and other great Scottish sporting moments sees our first woman take to the challenge – middle and long distance runner Liz McColgan, specifically her 1991 World Championship Gold medal. Continue reading

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#2 Murray’s Wimbledon win – the pinnacle of Scottish sport? (Part Two)

Scotland's Andy Murray with the Wimbledon trophy that ended Britain 77-year wait for a male singles' champion at SW19

Scotland’s Andy Murray with the Wimbledon trophy that ended Britain’s 77-year wait for a male singles’ champion at SW19

In the second in my series of comparisons, Andy Murray’s Wimbledon win will face off against Ayrshire, Scotland’s Graeme Obree and his world record-breaking achievements in cycling. Continue reading

Murray’s Wimbledon win – the pinnacle of Scottish sport?

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Now that we’ve had a couple of days to digest the enormity of Andy Murray, a young man from Dunblane, Scotland winning Wimbledon I thought it fit to analyse just where Magic Murray’s achievement ranks amongst other Scottish sporting successes.
While many writers, journalists and bloggers took to their keyboards to measure the importance of the event singly, I’ll shake things up a bit and measure Murray against our already strangely long line of sporting heroes and heroines. First up is Andy Murray vs Allan Wells. Continue reading