Eilidh Doyle (nee Child)
Eilidh Child is one of Scotland’s finest track and field athletes.
She represented Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics, was selected as Scotland’s athlete of the year in 2013, became European champion in 2014, and holds the Scottish record for both the 400 metres hurdles and the indoor 400 metres.
Her senior breakthrough came in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where she won the silver medal in the 400 metres hurdles.
In 2012 she reached the semi-final stage at the London Olympics, and the following year she won a series of medals at major events. At the European Team Championships in Gateshead, she won individual gold in the 400 metres hurdles and at the World Championships in Moscow she won a bronze medal as part of the 4 x 400 metres relay team.
In 2013, she claimed double medal success at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg, where she won a gold medal in the 400 metres relay and silver in the individual 400 metres event. In the year of her induction (2014), she won a bronze medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay in the World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland, where she captained Team GB. Next, dealing with the pressure of being the ‘face’ of the Games in her home nation, she won silver in the 400 metres hurdles at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Two weeks later - at the European Championships in Zurich - she won the gold medal in the 400 metres hurdles and bronze in the 4 x 400 metres relay.
While at University, Eilidh was the Cameron Blue of the Year in 2007/08.
Achievements since induction
Since her induction into the Sports Hall of Fame Eilidh captained the Scotland team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where she also won a silver medal in the 400m hurdles. Two weeks later she won gold in the same event at the European Championships. Eilidh won her 3rd Commonwealth Silver medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Games.