Eilidh Child

Eilidh Child


  • Event 4x400m
  • Date of Birth 02/20/1987
  • Born Perth


Perth-born Eilidh Child began her sporting career as a swimmer before choosing athletics – where she first caught the eye with European under-23 silver in 2009.

Her upwards curve continued resulting in selection for the 2012 Olympics, where she reached the 400m hurdles semi-finals having run below the 55 seconds barrier for the first time that year.

And 2014 proved another landmark as the Scot achieved her maiden 400m hurdles British title before emerging victorious at the first-ever Diamond League meeting in Scotland at the Glasgow Grand Prix, with silver at the Commonwealth Games in the same city also following.

Her biggest achievement was to come at that year’s European Championships in Zurich - her gold-medal winning time of 54.48 making her the first British woman to win the 400m hurdles title at the competition since Sally Gunnell 20 years prior.

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