Duncan Laing’s funeral

The ODT reports on Duncan Laing’s funeral here.

Readers pay their tributes here.  They include this from paralymipic gold medalist Jenny Newstead:

The thing that people don’t realise is that Duncan had a massive influence on paralympic swimmers. He never treated a swimmer with a disability any different to any other swimmer in the squad. When I swam in Barcelona in 1992, I was two body lengths ahead of the field. They were a bit worried over there, but then they realised I was well trained. At that time, paralympic swimmers were not usually coached by Olympic-level coaches. Duncan set the bar. He said it didn’t matter whether you had a disability or not….

TV1 covers the funeral here.

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