Biography of Alexander Leckie
Mr Alexander (Sandy) Leckie was awarded the honorary degree of DUniv on 18 June 2014 in recognition of his sporting achievements.
Leckie won Fencing (sabre) gold at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.
This was the third Commonwealth medal for Scotland’s first-ever international fencing champion: Leckie first captured the title at the 1962 Empire & Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia, in 1962, and won silver at the 1966 Games in Kingston, Jamaica.
Leckie competed in individual and team sabre at three consecutive Olympic Games: Rome in 1960; Tokyo in 1964 where he also contested individual and team foil; and Mexico City in 1968.
He was British Champion eight times during the 1960s, three times in foil and five times in sabre, and as a youngster was British junior champion in sabre and epee once each.