Stirling University student and Olympic gold medalist Kathleen Dawson received an MBE for her service to swimming and to women in sport on Tuesday 17th.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge presented the awards to a variety of Olympic athletes for their sporting excellence and contribution to inspiring other young athletes.
The investiture ceremony took place at Windsor Castle.
Dawson helped Great Britain win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in the mixed 4 × 100-metre medley relay, swimming backstroke on the final leg. The team featuring Adam Peaty, James Guy and Anna Hopkin set a new world record of 3 minutes and 58 seconds.
She also represented the UK in the 100-metre backstroke placing 6th in the final alongside teammate and fellow Stirling Uni student Cassie Wild who placed 14th.
Dawson is competing for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games later this year in Birmingham and after her success in Tokyo, eyes will be on her to see if she can get Scotland on the podium.
Alongside Dawson, recent Stirling graduate Duncan Scott has also been awarded an MBE for his service to swimming. Scott won 4 gold medals making him the most successful British Olympian at a single Games.
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