Glasgow Kelvin College student, Alistair Kemley, has triumphantly carried home two gymnastics medals from the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi, a silver for the pommel horse and a bronze medal in the rings.
Alistair, from Maryhill, is a Level 3 Steps to Employment student at the College. He is a member of the Bellahouston based City of Glasgow Gymnastics Club and has been involved with them for the last five years.
With a training schedule outwith his strenuous coaching sessions of around 10 hrs per week, Alastair clearly shows that his enthusiasm, commitment and discipline have paid off and he was delighted to take the podium for his medal awards ceremonies in front of his proud Mum and Aunt.
He is certainly passionate about his sport and thrilled to have been part of Team GB at such an exciting event.
Alistair also has some unusual hobbies, in particular his practise of Reiki where he is training to advance his skills and knowledge. This has an amazing knock-on effect on his gymnastics as it helps his focus, positive-thinking and his breathing.
The College is extremely proud to be part of the learning journey of such a remarkable and talented student and is looking forward to having him at Springburn campus for a further year on the Level 4 Pathways to Employment programme.
Alistair hopes to progress beyond this into Fashion Design and Holistic Healing.
Huge congratulations go his way for this achievement and the College’s thanks go to all staff who continue to support Alistair so well in the many aspects of his life and learning journey.
An excellent piece on Alistair’s achievements has been run in the Daily Record