Scott Wins Historic Third Medal

July 30, 2021

Duncan Scott was celebrating again on Friday morning after winning a third medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The Scot picked up a silver medal in the 200m individual medley with a British record time, falling 0.23 seconds short of China’s Wang Shun.

He adds to his silver in the 200m freestyle and gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay from earlier in the week.

“Credit to everyone in the race,” Scott told BBC Sport. “It was always going to be tight and always going to be exciting. I am really happy with the swim, just not quite there.

“My first proper international medal in that event and a big personal best too. I have to hold my head up high.”

Only five other Team GB athletes have picked up more medals in the history of the Olympics, placing Scott in the illustrious company of Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny, Steve Redgrave and Charlotte Dujardin.

He was the most decorated Scottish athlete at a single Commonwealth Games after winning six medals in Gold Coast, and could achieve a similar feat in Tokyo, with a fourth medal up for grabs in the 4x100m medley relay. No British athlete has ever won more than three medals in a single Olympic Games. The heats for the relay take place later on Friday, with the final on Saturday.

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