Scott Strikes Gold as Rowers Take Silver

July 28, 2021

Duncan Scott won his second medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the early hours of Wednesday morning and this time hit the top step of the podium.

Scott swam the final leg of the 4x200m freestyle relay, joining Tom Dean, James Guy and Matthew Richards to record a time of six minutes 58.58 seconds, just 0.03 seconds off a world record.

It was a comfortable victory in the end for the Team GB team, a clear 3.23 seconds ahead of the Russian Olympic Committee in silver and Australia in bronze.

It’s a first Olympic gold medal for the Scottish swimmer, following Tuesday’s silver medal in the 200m freestyle and two silvers in Rio 2016.

He wasn’t the only Scot to pick up a medal on Day 5 in Tokyo, with Angus Groom and Harry Leask picking up silver alongside Jack Beaumont and Tom Barras in the Quadruple Sculls rowing.

They held off late charges from Australia and Poland to pick up Team GB’s first rowing medal of the Games.

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