Day Six of the Tokyo Olympics is over – we take a look at how our Commonwealth Scots fared and preview Friday’s action.
Kathleen Dawson swam the first leg of a new British and Olympic record in the heats of the mixed 4x100m medley relay, with the team of Dawson, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Freya Anderson coming in at a time of 3:38.75.
Duncan Scott eased through to the final of the 200m individual medley, qualifying with the second fastest time. He’ll compete for a third Tokyo medal on Friday morning (03:16).
Cassie Wild bowed out of competition on her Olympic debut, finishing seventh in the 200m backstroke heats.
Grace Reid is involved in the 3m springboard preliminaries (from 07:00), with the top 18 of 27 qualifying for Saturday’s semi-final.
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GBR’s Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay team, including @Dawson_Kathleen, set a new European record to qualify fastest for the event’s inaugural Olympic final on Saturday. Details of the Scots in action in Thursday’s heats is found here: https://t.co/qWUgjdrHDt pic.twitter.com/qtp0bhcWaN
— Scottish Swimming (@ScottishSwim) July 29, 2021
Sarah Robertson featured in a narrow 1-0 defeat for Team GB against the Netherlands. Ireland are next up on Saturday (12:45).
Hannah Smith featured as a substitute in the opening two matches for Team GB, winning 14-12 against ROC before a 26-21 defeat to New Zealand. Kenya await next on Friday morning (03:00).
Action gets underway on the track on Friday morning, with Jemma Reekie (02:25) and Eilish McColgan (11:00) involved in the 800m and 5000m heats respectively. Zoey Clark will be part of the 4×400 mixed relay heat (12:00).
Sarah Adlington’s Olympic bid starts in the early hours of Friday morning, with a Round of 32 tie with Turkey’s Nihel Cheikh Rouhou (from 03:00).