Swimming legend McGregor MBE, who won a silver medal in the 100m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, finally got his hands on a gold medal in the European Championships in Holland.
Here’s an extract from the Herald’s report in our August 27, 1966 edition: “Bobby M’Gregor has brought distinction to Falkirk and Scotland with his prowess as a swimmer.
“He has collected many medals but, until this week, a particular award has eluded him – an international gold medal.
“At last an ambition has been realised and his friends will share in the pleasure of his victory in the European Championships at Utrecht.
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“In the last Olympic Games he had to be content with a silver medal, and a similar placing in the commonwealth Games at Kingston, Jamaica, when he was beaten literally by a touch.
“But he left no doubt his ranking in Europe with his decisive win in Holland after Scotland’s poor Commonwealth Games.”
Within the space of weeks in 1966, Bobby had won a Commonwealth silver, the European gold and then broke his own world record for the 110 yards at the British Championships in 53.3 seconds.
A true Falkirk legend.