Pension plan boost for 19-year-old Jak

PIC Gary Hutchison, 19/10/10,  Bo'ness. Jak Scott, Commonwealth Games silver medal swimmer.
PIC Gary Hutchison, 19/10/10, Bo'ness. Jak Scott, Commonwealth Games silver medal swimmer.

HAWICK swimmer Jak Scott has been rewarded for his silver medal in last year’s Commonwealth Games with £5,000.

The 19-year-old receives a share of the £182,500 pot from Commonwealth Games Scotland, along with the 27 other Scottish medallists in Delhi.

The Stirling University student was part of the 4x200m freestyle relay team which took second place last October, alongside Andy Hunter, David Carry and Robbie Renwick.

The money will be invested for Scott’s retirement after he finishes competing at elite level.

Scott’s former teammate Andy Hunter said: “While Lottery and other athlete funding has been a great support during my swimming career, this is a great way of helping athletes prepare for the future.

“As someone who has just retired from their sport and is starting out on a new career path, this funding will be invaluable in helping me bridge the gap between my old life and my future direction.”