Teacher Training Alumna from St Mary’s University, Twickenham and Rio 2016 Olympian Beth Potter has won a bronze medal in the Women’s Sprint Triathlon at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Beth won the Bronze in a close fought race in her third Commonwealth Games, to win Team Scotland’s first medal at the Games. Beth led the race through the swim, finishing in third place overall in a time of 56:46.
Beth has seen success in recent years, running the second fastest all time 5km on the road in a race in early 2021, and won the 2019 European Triathlon Champions. She competed in the women’s 10000m at Rio 2016 as an Athlete in St Mary’s Endurance Performance Centre (EPC), prior to changing discipline to compete in the triathlon.
Speaking of her performance Endurance Performance Coach Craig Winrow said, “'Having watched Beth over the last few years transition from athletics to triathlon and become one of the top triathletes in the world. The EPC coaches and athletes were thrilled to see Beth win the bronze medal. She had lots of success on track during her time at St Mary's and we are delighted to have been part of her journey. We wish her all the best for the rest of the year.”
Beth is joined at the Commonwealth Games by eight other athletes, alumni, and associates of St Mary’s, including Men’s 1500m World Champion Jake Wightman.
- Sarah Astin - Women’s 5000m (Isle of Man)
- Jade Lally – Women’s Discus (England)
- Elliot Giles – Men’s 1500m (England)
- Harry Aikines-Aryeetey - Men’s 4 x 100m Relay (England)
- Ollie Lockley - Men’s Marathon (Isle of Man)
- Jake Wightman 1500m (Scotland)
- Emma Uren Women’s Rugby Sevens (England)