Sports and Sporting Activities
in and around East Kilbride

 

Sporting People from East Kilbride

Graeme English

Graeme English of East Kilbride was British 90kgs wrestling champion, competed in several Commonwealth Games, winning medals, and competed in the Seoul Olympic Games. Graeme was also Scottish heavyweight judo champion and competed for the British team.

The above extracted from a letter in the Herald written by William Baxter, ex-Olympic coach - view the letter here

Big Rab - Robert McNamara

Robert McNamara won the Cumberland-style all weights world championship 10 times. When in the army he was the forces shot put champion. A challenge match with a sumo wrestler, which Big Rab won, was shown on Japanese TV. English sports writer Roger Robson described Big Ran as, "the most dominant heavyweight wrestler in the past 150 years in the sport".

The above extracted from a letter in the Herald written by William Baxter, ex-Olympic coach - view the letter here

Ally McCoist, MBE

Do we need to say anything about Ally - high profile Rangers and Scotland football star, television sports commentator and quiz team leader? Here's Ally's information on Wikipedia

 


Glasgow's bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games

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