Scots on Team GB: Day Eight

July 31, 2021

We’re through Day Eight of the Tokyo Olympics – we round up the day’s action for our Commonwealth Scots, and preview what Sunday has in store.


Kathleen Dawson picked up Team GB’s seventh medal of the Games, joining team-mates Adam Peaty, James Guy and Anna Hopkin in the 4x100m Mixed Medley Relay. The team posted a world record time of 3:37:58 to finish ahead of China and Australia.

That medal equalled the team’s record number of medals in the pool, and they will have the opportunity to surpass the total achieved at the London Games in 1908 on Sunday morning in the Men’s 4×100 Medley Relay (03:30).

Duncan Scott will hope to be part of that team having swam in the heats, and he is chasing an individual goal – the opportunity to become Team GB’s most decorated Olympian at a single games. A podium finish would deliver a fourth medal for Scott, adding to the gold and two silvers achieved earlier in the week.

Scott of course achieved a similar accolade for Team Scotland at Gold Coast 2018, winning six medals to become our most decorated athlete at a single Commonwealth Games.


Jemma Reekie qualified for the final of the 800m after a strong semi-final performance, finishing second to Notoya Goule of Jamaica. She’ll be back in action on Tuesday (13.25).

Nicole Yeargin replaced Zoey Clark for the final of the 4×400 Mixed Relay, finishing in sixth place.

Rugby Sevens

Team GB missed out on a medal in the women’s event after two defeats on Sunday, losing 26-19 to France in the semi-final and 21-12 in the bronze-medal match. Scot Hannah Smith scored a try in the final minutes against the French but couldn’t inspire a late comeback, before featuring as a substitute in the final match.


Sarah Robertson featured against in a 2-0 quarter final win over Ireland. They’ll face Spain on Monday.


Seonaid McIntosh finished 14th in the women’s 50m rifle three position, missing out on a place in the final despite a strong finish to the event.

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