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Eilidh Doyle

Fact File

Date of birth

20 February 1987

Sport

Athletics

Club

Pitreavie

Discipline

400m Hurdles, 4 x 400m Relay

Biography

Eilidh is Scotland’s most decorated track and field athlete of all time after achieving success in Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth competition. Specialising in the 400m hurdles and the 4 x 400m relay, she holds the Scottish record for the 400m hurdles and the indoor 400m.

After competing for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014 Eilidh was named as team captain for Gold Coast 2018 and was also chosen by her team mates to be the first female flagbearer at the opening ceremony. At each games she took home a silver medal in the 400m hurdles.

Eilidh has represented Team GB at both the 2012 Olympic games in London and at Rio 2016. In Rio, she reached the 400m hurdles final, before going on to win a bronze medal in the relay. 

In 2014 Eilidh became the 400m hurdle European Champion, the first British woman to win title for 20 years. She earned silver relay medals at the 2013 and 2017 World Championships and a bronze in 2015. She is also a world and European indoor medallist in the 400m.  

In August 2019, Eilidh announced that she would miss the rest of the season as she was due to have her first child in early 2020, also saying she intended to return to athletics. 

Born in Perth, Eilidh was a promising swimmer as a youngster and twice won the U13 Scottish Schools butterfly swimming title. She moved into athletics in her teens and before taking up athletics full time, she graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in Physical Education.

Achievements

2018
Bronze, World Indoor Championships
2018
Silver, Commonwealth Games
2016
Bronze Olympic Games
2014
Silver, Commonwealth Games
2014
Gold, European Championships
2013
Gold, European Championships
2012
Olympic Games, London
2010
Silver, Commonwealth Games
2009
Silver, European u23 Championships