St Andrew's Day Special: Five of the best Scottish sports women: No 5, Maria Lyle

Maria Lyle after the women's F35 100m final at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships (PA Images)
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And so, as St Andrew's Day draws to a close, here is our final offering for the top five Scottish sportswomen.

We have already revealed four of the sporting stars - Arsenal midfielder Kim Little, Scottish runner Laura Muir, Solheim Cup winner Catriona Matthew, and curling sensation Eve Muirhead.

Now we are moving onto someone who has proven herself as one of the greatest ever British para-athletes from the UK.

Maria Lyle

From the age of just 14 everyone knew Maria Lyle was going to be a British sporting sensation.

She broke the T35 200m world record before her 15th birthday and has gone on to smash her own personal best several more times.

Still in her mid-teens, Lyle picked up two silvers and a gold in the relay at the 2015 world championships in Doha, before two bronzes in front of a home crowd in 2017.

And her crowning moment came just a few months ago when, at 19, she finally won individual gold at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.

Furthermore, not only did she sprint to victory, she raced to two. The Dunbar-born Scot won both the T35 100m and 200m to write her name into the history books as a legend of British sport.

Yet to enter her 20s, there's is a lot more to come from this magnificent talent.

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