Ross Murdoch meets five-year-old fan after letter appeal


Swimming star Ross Murdoch received the fan mail from the mystery young fan after his gold medal win.

Murdoch then took to Twitter in an effort to track down the five-year-old, known only as Brian.

The 20-year-old Commonwealth gold medal winner called on his followers to help him trace the youngster to show him where he trains.

The young fan was later identified as Brian Fitzpatrick, from Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire.

On Friday, the youngster was introduced to his hero in a very special swimming lesson at Stirling University’s Swimming Academy.

After the pair raced, Murdoch tweeted: “Met Brian this afternoon. What a little dude! Had a blast and wish him all the best for the future.”


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