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Dan Wallace, the Commonwealth Games Gold medallist has been suspended by British Swimming and Scottish Swimming, after he pleaded guilty to a drink-driving charge.

The 24-year-old famously shouted “For freedom” as he won the 400m individual medley at Glasgow in 2014. He also wore a kilt on the podium as he received his gold medal.

He has now been suspended from all national swimming programs for 3 months. Scottish Swimming stated how Wallace had been suspended owing to “a violation of the athlete code of conduct”.

Following his guilty plea, Wallace issued a statement, in which he stated: “It is with much regret that I was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol.

“Not only have I let myself, my family and team-mates down I have put others at risk and I am profoundly sorry for my actions.

“I recognise that I am in a position of influence and this type of behaviour is not acceptable in any way, shape or form.

“I am now looking to rebuild trust in everyone who has supported me and put their faith in me and will do whatever it takes to come through this a better, stronger person.

“I am deeply sorry.”

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