TEENAGER Andrew Mullen is celebrating after becoming the first Scot to win a medal at the Paralympics.

Andrew, 19, from Newton Mearns, won bronze in the 200m freestyle S5 event at Rio on Thursday.

The swimmer, who is part of the Ren 96 team in Linwood, completed the race in 2.40 minutes, setting a new British record.

Andrew had both arms amputated following complications at birth and was also born with a shortened left leg, meaning that he only has one functioning limb.

Despite this, he has been competing in the sport since the age of 11, after being spotted by five-time Paralympic champion Kenny Cairns at a Dundee gala.

Speaking after his win, the Glasgow Caledonian University student said: “It’s always been a goal of mine since I was young to win a Paralympic medal, so I’m very pleased, it feels special.

“It’s a fantastic setting and it’s one of the best pools I’ve raced in. The atmosphere was unbelievable and it was great to be part of that final.”

Paralympic long jumper Stef Reid also claimed success winning silver in the Long Jump T44. Stef, born in New Zealand to a Scottish father and English mother, is a five-time world record holder and current European long jump champion.