Wilkie dives back into ‘special place’

DAVID Wilkie said the “Commie” remained “a special place” as he returned to the scene of his Commonwealth Games bronze-winning performance in 1970.

The 1976 Montreal Olympics gold medallist swam the first breadth in the 50m pool with children who won a competition run by the Evening News.

Yesterday’s grand opening of the revamped pool was attended by figures from politics and sport, including rugby player Scott Hastings.