Hall of fame for our Belle.Byline: Maggie Barry
The only Scottish female swimmer to win an Olympic gold Olympic Gold is the official video game of the XXV Olympic Summer Games, hosted by Barcelona, Spain in 1992. It was released for the Sega consoles, Mega Drive/Genesis and Master System, and Sega's handheld, Game Gear. medal is to be finally honoured by her country, a century later.
Swimmer Belle Moore Isabella Mary "Belle" Moore (born October 23, 1894 - died March 7, 1975) was a British freestyle swimmer, who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.
She won the gold medal in relay together with her teammates Jennie Fletcher, Annie Speirs and Irene Steer. is to be inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame The Scottish Sports Hall of Fame is the national sports hall of fame in Scotland, initiated on St Andrew's Day (30 November), 2001. It is a joint project organised by sportscotland, the national governmental body for Scottish sport, and the National Museums of Scotland. after a campaign by the Sunday Mail.
The news has delighted her family. Now the rest of Scotland can be proud of Belle, from Glasgow's Govan, who won gold at the Stockholm Olympics in 1912.
Belle was only 17 when she led the women's 4x100m relay to glory. She is still the youngest British woman to win a swimming gold.
Her great great niece Janet Pope, from Paisley, said: "It's quite something to get this honour. It's just a pity it has taken so long.
"In Belle's day, no one made a big fuss of medal winners. But we are all delighted and proud this has come out now."
The Hall of Fame normally only announce the latest inductees in November. But following the Sunday Mail's campaign, bosses agreed to make an exception and announce Belle's induction during the Olympics.
A spokesman said: "We're pleased the Sunday Mail have helped raise Belle's profile, and the selection panel feel she fully merits her place in the Hall of Fame.
"A century later, Belle remains the only female Scottish swimmer to have won gold at the Olympics, although all of Scotland will be hoping Hannah Miley can emulate that achievement in London." Belle returned to Glasgow after her win but emigrated to Maryland in the US where she taught hundreds of children to swim.
She was swimming the week before she died in 1975 aged 80.
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