Scott McCowan on cusp of Paralympic dream

STIRLING student Scott McCowan is preparing to make his Paralympic debut at the weekend.

The 21-year-old boccia player, who studies sport and psychology locally, will compete in the BC3 Mixed Pairs and Mixed Individual events in his sport – similar to French boules.

Scott, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, took up boccia in 2007 and will make his Paralympic debut on Sunday. The London Paralympics get underway today (Wednesday).

Speaking after a weekend training camp in Bath, he said: “We’ve had a number of squad camps recently and it has been going very well, so now it’s more about keeping an eye in, but not tiring ourselves out.

“Watching the Olympics has got everyone pumped up, seeing Britain do so well was really inspiring and now we can’t wait to get going. We have been training in Bath regularly for the past two and a half years, so it’s a home from home.

via Scott McCowan on cusp of realising Paralympic dream – Stirling Observer.

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