RIDER is Scott but he is also English.
And, according to his passion for the Highland Games, we can imagine he comes from Scot(t)land!
But Scott RIDER, the English champion with a Scottish Christian name, feels French when he is in Bressuire (photo in 2010 with Craig SINCLAIR from Scotland)
Certainly because he is one of Bressuire's favorite sons.
A thrower and a coach
As a thrower and as a coach for the French Bockers, he has already had several opportunities to come to our city.
That's why you can find so many posts about Scott RIDER both in French and English on the blog.
But Scott RIDER is also one of the favorites for the IHGF Worlds with the two American world champions Matt VINCENT and Dan McKIM.
"A chance of lifting the title"
And I agree with the IHGF president Francis BREBNER when he says in his interview with the blogger:
Alain: Who are your favorites for the Top 3 ?
Francis: My top three would have to be Dan McKIM, Matt VINCENT and Scott RIDER.
Alain: You mean, Francis, two Americans and Scott RIDER. Just like for the Bressuire Games in 2010 with Sean BETZ, Larry BROCK and Scott RIDER on the podium
Alain: So, in spite of the two American World Champions, you consider the Europeans have a real chance ?
"In the top 2 or 3 overall"
Scott RIDER, in my opinion, if he comes into the competition on top of his games and makes no mistakes, could have a chance of lifting the title.
There is no doubt, as we all know, it's how you are on the day and if you have peaked just right so anything can happen in a World Highland games Championships, but I would at least see Scott be in the top two or three overall..
37 years old
Job: Teacher of physical education
Bobsleigh: 2002 Winter Olympics
Shot put: 3x Commonwealth Games and 2014 British Champion
- Open 61' 5''
- Braemar 42'
- WFH 16' 1''
- LWFD 91'8''
- HWFD 43'10''
- 16lb Hammer 139'5''
- 22lb Hammer 112'
Ambition for Worlds:
According to the mail sent to Francis Brebner to answer the blogger's questions, Scott shows he is ambitious. His answer is clear: he just wants to win.
In 2010, he became the World Champion in Bressuire for stone-throw (photo). Five years later, his ambition will be to become a World champion overall.
"When the sun is shining and the crowd fills the slope, there's no better games in the world."
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