Scots on Team GB: Days One to Three

July 26, 2021

With the first few days of Tokyo action wrapped up, we take a look at some of our past and prospective Commonwealth Games athletes competing at the Olympic Games.


Lucy Hope finished 5th as part of the 4x100m Freestyle Relay in a new British record of 3:33.96. There is also Scottish interest in the Men’s 200m Freestyle with Duncan Scott through to the final as the fastest qualifier and Women’s 100m Backstroke with Kathleen Dawson safely through to tomorrow’s final 5th fastest in a time of 58.56. In the same event Cassie Wild qualified for the semi-finals, taking 14th place.

Over at the Diving, Grace Reid partnered Katherine Torrance to 6th in Women’s Synchro 3m Springboard final.


Seonaid McIntosh finished 12th in 10m Air Rifle qualification, just 1.3 points away from taking a place in the final. She will go again in her favoured 50m Rifle Three Position event on Saturday.


Team GB, including Scot Sarah Robertson, started their Women’s Hockey gold medal defence with a narrow loss 1-2 to Germany on Sunday but have rallied with a 4-1 win over South Africa as they look to progress from Group A.

Rugby 7s

Scots Robbie Fergusson, Max McFarland, Alex Coombes and Ross McCann have helped Team GB Rugby 7s to a dream start to their Tokyo campaign, currently top of their pool after wins over Canada and hosts Japan. The Rio 2016 silver medallists, they are well on their way to taking their place in the quarter-finals.

What to watch Tuesday 27 July

Three sports with Scottish interest to look out for on Tuesday:

Rugby 7s

It’s a crunch match as Team GB take on defending champions Fiji in their final group game at 01:30 UK time.


Duncan Scott goes for gold in the 200m Freestyle final at 02:43 UK time while Kathleen Dawson is also in the hunt for medals in the 100m Backstroke final at 02:51.


Kirsty Gilmour gets her Women’s Singles campaign underway against Pakistan’s Mahoor Shahzad at 06:00 UK time.

Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and online; Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra and Sounds; live text and video clips on BBC Sport website and app.

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