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Commonwealth Games star backs Better Together

Lynsey Sharp won silver in the 800m at Glasgow 2014 for Team Scotland
Lynsey Sharp won silver in the 800m at Glasgow 2014 for Team Scotland

Commonwealth Games 800m silver medallist Lynsey Sharp has backed Scotland staying in the UK.

During a radio debate she flagged up concerns about future funding for sport after Alex Salmond characterised the referendum campaign as “Team Scotland” versus “Team Westminster”.

The 24-year-old from Dumfries said: “It is really unfair that Alex Salmond thinks that people who don’t agree with him and are voting No aren’t in Team Scotland.

“I could not be prouder of the fact that I won my medal for Scotland at Glasgow 2014. Am I less Scottish now that I support a No vote? Of course not.”

Liberal Democrat MP Sir Menzies Campbell, 1964 Olympian and Scotland team member at the 1966 Commonwealth Games, said: “Lynsey Sharp’s anxiety about funding for Scottish sport and the change for our sportsmen and women to compete in Rio are right on the button.”

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