Duncan Scott wins Olympic silver

July 27, 2021

Duncan Scott became the first Scottish medal winner at the Tokyo Olympics after a silver-medal winning performance in the 200m freestyle.

Scott finished just 0.04 seconds behind Team GB team-mate Tom Dean, becoming the first British gold and silver finish in the pool since 1908.

Speaking after the race, Scott said: “Massive credit to Tom, Olympic Champion, that was unbelievable.  To have come along so far over the last 18 months, it has been a pleasure to see and it’s great to be able to say he’s a good mate out of the pool and it’s great to be able to compete against him as well.

“I am delighted with that. For me I’ve got to give massive credit to my coach Steve Tigg. I wouldn’t be standing here without him. The journey I have been on with him since I was eight years old has been phenomenal.”

This is the latest addition to his medal haul – the 24-year-old is Team Scotland’s most decorated athlete at an individual Commonwealth Games after picking up six medals in Gold Coast 2018, and also won silver at Glasgow 2014 and two silvers at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Scott has plenty more to fight for this week – he’ll team up with Dean in the 4x200m relay, and will also be competing in the 200m individual medley and both medley relays later in the week.


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