Scots on Team GB: Day Five

July 28, 2021

Gold for Duncan Scott as part of the 4x200m Freestyle Relay and silver for Team GB’s Quadruple Sculls, including Scots Angus Groom and Harry Leask, hit the headlines on day five of Olympic action. Catch up on how results have gone for our other Commonwealth Scots in Tokyo and what to look out for tomorrow.


No final of the 200m Breaststroke for Ross Murdoch as he finished fifth in his semi-final, but he’s stated he’s now firmly focused on a third Commonwealth Games for Team Scotland in Birmingham next year where he’ll look to add to his gold, silver and bronze from Glasgow and Gold Coast.

Fresh from his relay gold medal, there was an impressive heat swim from Duncan Scott in the 200m IM, safely through to the semi-finals which take place on Thursday morning (04:08).

Later on Thursday Cassie Wild goes in the 200m Backstroke heats (12:05).


Kirsty Gilmour put in a fighting performance against No. 4 seed Akane Yamaguchi but it was the Japanese who prevailed, winning 21-9 21-18.


Anna Shackley finished in 18th and Tao Geoghegan Hart was 29th in the road cycling time trials on Wednesday morning.


Scotland’s Sarah Robertson played her part as Great Britain’s women secured a 4-1 victory over India that edges them closer to qualification from Pool A. Next up they play Netherlands on Thursday (11:00).

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Team GB, including Scots Robbie Fergusson, Max McFarland, Alex Coombes and Ross McCann, just missed the medals with a fourth place finish. Their semi-final with New Zealand saw the Kiwis take the win 29-7 and a close bronze medal match went to Argentina 17-12.

The women’s competition now gets underway with Team GB including Scotland’s Hannah Smith taking on the Russian Olympic Committee (03:00) and New Zealand (10:30) in Pool A on Thursday.

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