Motion ref. S6M-00858
Josh Kerr's Olympic Success
Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Supported by: Karen Adam, Jackie Baillie, Colin Beattie, Sarah Boyack, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Foysol Choudhury, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Russell Findlay, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, Collette Stevenson, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber
That the Parliament congratulates the Morningside resident, Josh Kerr, on his bronze medal in the 1500m athletics event at the Olympic Games in Tokyo; acknowledges that he came back from finishing seventh in his heat to shave 2.5 seconds off his personal best to come home in 3:29.05, and welcomes Josh to the pantheon of athletes who have honed their craft in Edinburgh, including Sir Chris Hoy, Dame Katherine Grainger and David Wilkie.