Scottish mid-distance athlete Eilish McCallan has lashed out at people who describe her as "skinny", telling them to "be ashamed of themselves".
McColgan, who won silver for the UK at 5,000m at last year's European Championships in Berlin, made the comment on Twitter. She wrote: "Nothing bothers me more than the comment that I'm 'too thin'. I am naturally small – always have been. Some people are just thin! I doubt they would comment on anyone slightly larger than the "average". I am a healthy athlete and a person. Go to other things!
In a follow-up tweet, Liz McColgan's 28-year-old daughter, who won gold at 10,000 meters at the 1991 World Cup in Tokyo, wrote: big plastic buttocks and contour to their knees to fit what is thought for the "perfect" body. If you are healthy and happy, then don't worry about anyone else's opinion! This is your fairy tale body. "
This is not the first time McColgan has made a strong point. Earlier this year, she described people who stole medals and jewelry from her home in Manchester as a "horrible horrible scam".