Recent graduate takes silver at World Athletics Championships

Recent graduate takes silver at World Athletics Championships

Zoey Clark starts life after university with silver in the 4 X 400m women's relay.

After graduating from Aberdeen in June with a 1st class honours in Chemical Engineering, Aberdonian Zoey Clark has followed up this success by winning a silver medal in the 4 X 400m women's relay at the IAAF World Championships in London.

This tremendous achievement comes after the five years Zoey spent combining her studies with an arduous athletics training programme. She was helped greatly during this time by two sports funds administered through the University of Aberdeen Development Trust. The prestigious John Robertson Sports Scholarship is supported by generous donors to the University and is awarded to undergraduates who demonstrate outstanding achievement and commitment to their chosen sport. She also received a sports bursary which is funded by the University's worldwide family of alumni and benefactors. This award not only provides financial assistance but essential extras such as motivational seminars, physio and membership of Aberdeen Sports Village.

On the closing night of the IAAF World Championships on Sunday, Zoey got her team off to a terrific start by running the perfect first leg in a dramatic race.  Her team mates Laviai Nielsen, Eilidh Doyle and Emily Diamond built on Zoey's strong performance beating Poland to take silver behind the Americans who won gold.

Fundraising income for student experience, scholarships and bursaries at the University is channelled through the University of Aberdeen Development Trust which is a charity registered in Scotland no SC002938. The Trust raises essential funds to support much of the University’s activities such as vital medical research as well as supporting students through the provision of scholarships, bursaries, experiences and facilities. Funding from alumni, individuals, companies, organisations and the community is essential to provide life-changing support for students as well as many other activities.

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