Scots on Team GB: Day Seven

July 30, 2021

Day Seven of the Tokyo Olympics was full of ups and downs for our Commonwealth Scots. Catch up on their results and take a look ahead to Saturday’s action.


Cassie Wild lead off the Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay, teaming up with Sarah Vasey, Harriet Jones and Freya Anderson in the heats. Their time of 3:58.12 placed them 9th, an agonising four tenths of a second off a place in the final.

Following Duncan Scott’s third medal of Tokyo 2020 with silver in the 200m IM, he was back in action in the heats of the Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay where he joined forces with Luke Greenbank, James Wilby and James Guy to take second place in their heat and comfortably progress to Sunday’s final.

There was heartbreak for Grace Reid in the 3m Springboard preliminaries as she missed her second dive, a Forward 3½ Somersaults, Pike. She rallied strongly but finished 19th with the top 18 qualifying for Saturday’s semi-final.

Scottish interest on the penultimate day of swimming action will be in the 4x100m Mixed Medley Relay final, where Kathleen Dawson will lead off the British team in the hunt for a medal. (Saturday at 03:43).


Action got underway on the track on Friday morning, with Jemma Reekie winning her heat in 1:59. 97 to comfortably qualify for the semi-finals of the 800m, which take place on Saturday (12:50).

Eilish McColgan finished 10th in her 5000m heat, her time of 15:09.68 not enough to advance to the final after being clipped mid-race.

Zoey Clark put in a strong run on second leg of the 4×400 Mixed Relay as the British quartet secured a new British record and their spot in the final scheduled for Saturday afternoon (13:35).

Rugby Sevens

Initially named as a reserve, Lisa Thompson stepped into to the team and straight onto the scoresheet with a try in Team GB’s 31-0 victory over Kenya. A 21-12 win over the USA in the quarter-finals has moved the team a step closer to a medal and they face France in the semi-finals in the early hours of Saturday morning (03:30).


Team GB’s women’s hockey side, including Scot Sarah Robertson, currently sit 3rd in their group with the top four progressing to the quarter-finals. Ireland are next up on Saturday (12:45).


Sarah Adlington had a tough draw with a Round of 32 tie against World No. 10 Nihel Cheikh Rouhou and the Tunisian proved too strong, winning the contest by ippon.


Following a 12th place finish in the 10m Air Rifle, Seonaid McIntosh is back in action in 50m Rifle Three Positions qualification (04:00), with the final also scheduled for Saturday morning (08:00).

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