Barbara Howie – Scottish Athletics Hall of Fame

It was announced this week on the Scottish Athletics website that our Club Treasurer Barbara Howie is to be inducted in to the Scottish Athletics hall of fame .

This is fantastic news and a very well deserved honour. Many congratulations to Barbara from everyone at Lasswade AC.

I have taken the information below from the Scottish athletics website.

Barbara Howie – wheelchair Paralympian

Barbara Howie made a major impact in her first Paralympic Games in Heidelberg, West Germany in 1972 where she set a world record and won three gold medals – 60m wheelchair, 4×40 Open and slalom 3.

She is Scotland’s most successful wheelchair track athletics Paralympian.

In the Games of 1976 in Toronto she followed up her impressive debut with another gold in the 60m wheelchair with a world record to add to her collection. Barbara’s final Paralympic Games were in the Netherlands in 1980 where she won her fifth Paralympic medal – a silver in the 60m wheelchair.

Barbara just missed out on all the technological changes that made such an impact on athletics in the years after she retired.

She continued her involvement in athletics in Scotland as an Official and was regularly present at major meets. Her major competition as an Official was the Commonwealth Games in 1986 in Edinburgh.

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