PARALYMPIC success has been celebrated in the Scottish Parliament, with two MSPs toasting Maria Lyle’s achievements.

The Dunbar sprinter took Great Britain’s first athletics medal of the global competition in Tokyo when she won bronze in the T35 100m.

She then followed that up with a second bronze – taking her total Paralympic Games medal tally to five – in the T35 200m just two days later.

The success was highlighted by both Paul McLennan – who also lives in Dunbar and is MSP for East Lothian – and Martin Whitfield, a South Scotland MSP.

Maria, who has spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, previously told the Courier how happy she was to win two medals in Japan.

Mr McLennan’s motion, which was submitted following the medal in the shorter distance race, reads: “That the Parliament congratulates Maria Lyle, who is from Dunbar, on winning a bronze medal in the Women’s T35 100m at the Tokyo Paralympic Games; notes that this was Team GB’s first athletics medal at the Tokyo Games, and wishes her, and all Team GB athletes, the best of luck for the rest of the Games.”

Mr Whitfield’s motion similarly congratulated Maria on her achievements, as well as noting that in the T35 100m she “crossed the line in a season’s best time of 14.18 seconds” and wishing all GB athletes well.