An Elgin Paralympic wheelchair curler who has covered thousands of miles in preparing for the winter games in Russia said he has now achieved a “lifetime ambition”.
Gregor Ewan won Paralympic bronze alongside his Moray team-mate, Lossiemouth’s Jim Gault, in a dramatic medal play-off match against China on Saturday.
Completing the all-Scottish Team GB medal winners were skip Aileen Neilson, Bob McPherson and Angie Malone.
Ewan and Gault where the only curlers to take part in every minute of the 11-game medal winning run in Sochi – but the Elgin man admitted that was the tip of the iceberg.
He said: “I have given everything for this over the last four years. I was so close in Vancouver but just missed out and that made me more determined to make it – and now it has paid off.
“My Paralympic experience has been brilliant – I put in four years of hard work, our coaching is in Stirling and I’m from Elgin – so it is about a 400-mile drive.”
Lossiemouth man Jim Gault was only called into the Team GB side as a last-gasp replacement but turned out to be a star for the side has he turned in superb curling throughout the tournament with a 61% accuracy rating.