A young disabled swimmer who wants to compete in the 2016 Paralympics was given the ultimate vote of confidence today by his sporting hero Oscar Pistorius.
11-year-old Adam Donnachie from Hamilton in South Lanarkshire was born with both his lower legs missing. He currently trains four times a week with the Scottish junior disability swim team.
He met Pistorius as he toured a prosthetics centre at the University of Strathclyde, where his parting words were "I'll see you in Rio."
Adam's grandmother, Nina Reeves, said Pistorius became an important role model, because her grandson has two prosthetic limbs as well - in the same place. He was so surprised by today's visit that the 11-year-old was "stunned into silence".
Pistorius will gett back on the track in the next two weeks, to start training for the 2013 season. He will also compete in the 400 metre event at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.