Sherrington to go for gold at the Museum of Edinburgh

The Museum of Edinburgh will be welcoming Chris Sherrington through its doors on Monday 15 September at 3pm.

The Museum of Edinburgh will be welcoming Chris Sherrington through its doors on Monday (15 September at 3pm).

The Judo gold will receive a guided tour of the Active Edinburgh exhibition on and meet with museum visitors to chat about his experience in the Games.

After scoring gold at Glasgow 2014 this summer, Chris will bring his medal to the exhibition which features a host of memorabilia and medals from the Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh in 1970 and 1986.

The Broxburn-based athlete will meet with visitors and take part in a Q&A session about his experiences, sport, and the exhibition.

The museum is also inviting people to tweet questions for Sherrington, using the hashtag #AskChris to @Edin_Culture.

The Active City exhibition will be open until 29 November 2014. The display sets out the history of sport in the city over six centuries from its beginnings in 1424, when the word first appeared in written records, until the present day.

Included within the Commonwealth Games items on display are the Queen’s batons from Edinburgh’s two previous Games, an autograph book of 1986 athletes signatures, and an original opening ceremony tracksuit. The exhibition also features old equipment from the events from Meadowbank Stadium, including javelins, hammers and discus.

Councillor Steve Cardownie, Festivals and Events Champion, said: “The Active Edinburgh exhibition was opened this summer by Scottish boxing champion Ken Buchanan and it is fantastic to welcome another great sporting talent through its doors.

"Chris’s Commonwealth Games win and his whole career is inspiring, and sport in Edinburgh has a long history of achievement - this exhibition is quite rightfully a proud celebration of that.

“Whether you’re a player or a fan, a cyclist or an Old Firm supporter, the Active Edinburgh exhibition has something for everyone and engages not only with the famous faces to grace sport in Edinburgh but also the local heroes and grassroots clubs who truly nurture and continue to develop sport in their communities.”

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