Thursday, August 11, 2016

Scott Finishes 5th in Olympic Final

"To be in that final was incredible and I’ll now look to move things forward next year.” Duncan Scott

Having secured an Olympic silver medal 24 hours earlier Duncan Scott took to the blocks with confidence ahead of the 100m freestyle final.

Scott held his own in lane 1 and finished in 5th place in a time of 48.01 equalling the British Record he had set in the heats. Gold went to Kyle Chalmers (AUS) in 47.58, silver to Pieter Timmers (BEL) in 47.80 with Nathan Adrian (USA) picking up bronze in 47.85.

After the race a beaming Scott spoke to the BBC and said,

“I’m happy with that! To be in that final was incredible and I’ll now look to move things forward next year.”

Speaking about the Team’s prospect for the 4x100m medley which Scott will anchor, the 19 year old from University of Stirling continued:

“With (Adam) Peaty and (James) Guy on the team it is exciting but we can’t get ahead of ourselves. The Americans are so strong in that event but we are swimming with confidence and knowing you’ve got the best breaststroker ever on the team, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.”

Dan Wallace produced a superb swim in the semi-finals of the 200m IM posting a time of 1:57.97 and securing a place in tomorrow’s final. Returning to form Wallace was pleased with his time and said,

“Looking back to two months ago I would never have thought it was possible to get to where I am now. I knew I had it in me; I just had to figure out where I wanted to take my swimming.

“In the past couple of months I’ve started to enjoy it again and moments like that confirm I’m doing exactly what I want to be doing.”

City of Cardiff Swimming’s Ieuan Lloyd finished in 1:59.49, finishing 10th overall for the event.

In other events Andrew Willis was edged out of the medals in the final of the 200m breaststroke. The University of Bath athlete finished 4th in 2:07.78. Gold went to Dmitriy Balandin (KAZ) in 2:07.46, silver to Josh Prenot (USA) in 2:07.53 with Russian athlete Anton Chupkov picking up bronze in 2:07.70.

Chloe Tutton (City of Cardiff) and Molly Renshaw (National Performance Centre/Loughborough University) both progressed to tomorrow final of the 200m breaststroke, with Renshaw breaking Tutton’s British Record in the semi-finals posting 2:22.33.

Full results can be found here: https://www.rio2016.com/en/swimming-schedule-and-results-download

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