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Eric Liddell celebrating his Olympic win at Edinburgh Univer

Eric Liddell, the 400m gold medallist at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games, crowned and chaired at Edinburgh University where he had studied science. Wearing a wreath of olive leaves, he is carried by fellow graduates on a chair to St. Giles Cathedral where the graduation service was held. Answering the demand for a speech, Mr Liddell said, Over the entrance to the University of Pennsylvania there are these words: In the dust of defeat as well as in the laurel of victory there is glory to be found if one has done his best. " Eric Liddell (1902 - 1945), was a Scottish athlete, rugby union international and missionary, Olympic gold medal winner in the 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games and subject of the Oscar-winning 1981 film, Chariots of Fire. Date: 1924

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In this iconic photograph, Eric Liddell, the Scottish athlete and Olympic gold medalist, is celebrated at Edinburgh University following his triumphant victory in the 400m event at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games. Surrounded by his fellow graduates, Liddell is carried aloft on a chair, adorned with a wreath of olive leaves, as they make their way towards St. Giles Cathedral where the graduation service was being held. Liddell, who had studied science at Edinburgh University, was known for his unwavering commitment to his faith and his belief in running for the glory of God. His inspiring words, "In the dust of defeat as well as in the laurel of victory there is glory to be found if one has done his best," were inscribed over the entrance to the University of Pennsylvania. The image captures the moment of pure joy and elation as Liddell is honored by his peers for his remarkable achievement on the world stage. Eric Liddell, who was also a Scottish rugby union international and a missionary, remains an enduring symbol of determination, faith, and the power of the human spirit. This photograph is a testament to Liddell's legacy as a hero and a champion, not just in the realm of sports, but also as a man of great character and conviction. The image has been captured in this print and continues to inspire and captivate audiences, making it a valuable addition to any collection of historical sports memorabilia.

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