Scots athletes prepare for the 2021 Olympics during lockdown

Duncan Scott, Luke Patience, and Maria Lyle shared their experiences with STV

Necessity is said to be the mother of invention and lockdown has seen Scotland’s elite athletes get creative to stay on track for success.

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as a result of the coronavirus pandemic saw athletes shifting their goals and drastically adjusting their training.

Meticulously prepared training schedules were thrown out overnight and athletes learned to improvise with what they had as they aimed to stay in top shape.

Olympic silver medallists Duncan Scott and Luke Patience and Paralympic silver medallist Maria Lyle shared their experiences with STV and showed how they continued to work through lockdown and target glory in Japan in 2021.