Home Sports Rugby honour for Olympic hero Liddell?Rugby honour for Olympic hero Liddell?72FacebookTwitterTelegramWhatsApp This year is the 100th anniversary of Eric Liddell’s first cap for Scotland. He has been inducted into the Scottish Rugby Hall of Fame.Liddell was a rugby player for his country in the early 1920s. He won seven caps for his country.He then became one of the best runners in the country, which led to his gold and bronze medals at the 1924 Paris Olympics.The religious person didn’t run in the 100m heats because it was on a Sunday, but he won in the 400m.Liddell set a new world record in France, won bronze in the 200m, and his storey was made into a movie 36 years after he died. The movie, Chariots of Fire, was made in 1981.A brain tumour killed him in an internment camp in China. He was a missionary who lived in China and worked there.It wasn’t very often that the Scotland team lost during Liddell’s international career. He scored tries against Ireland, France, and Wales, and was only on a losing team once.Scottish Rugby Hall of Fame panel chairman John Jeffrey said: “Since our Hall of Fame was set up in 2010, we have often talked about Eric Liddell being one of Scotland’s greats.”“He embodies the values of our game, and his storey is as relevant and inspiring today as it was in the yellowing pages of a newspaper from a hundred years ago.”He was hard to catch after he got the ball.It was accepted on Liddell’s behalf by his niece Sue Caton, who wants to put it on display at the Eric Liddell Centre in Morningside, Edinburgh, where he was born and raised.He played seven times for Scotland and scored a lot of tries, but when people talk about him, they often don’t mention that.He would be hard to catch after he got the ball. I can tell that he was a big part of the team.“I want to say a very big “thank you” to everyone who has helped make this tribute to my father possible. I also want to wish everyone a very healthy and happy New Year.”RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORLionel Messi helps hold Argentina’s World Cup hopes alive with second of magic in opposition to Mexico | CNNWalmart’s Cyber Monday sale is nearly right here — listed here are one of the best offers forward of its beginDefending champion France turns into first facet to seal spot in World Cup knockout phases | CNNLEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyPlease enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address!Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.