Thursday, August 9, 2018

Scott signs off from European Championships with Gold; Bronze for Dawson

The British Swimming team signed off from the Glasgow European Swimming Championships second on the medal table with another successful night in the pool.

Duncan Scott added a fourth medal to his tally with gold in the 4x100m medley relay. The quartet of Nick Pyle, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Duncan Scott were cheered on with every stroke and looked to dominate the event. They touched home in a new Championships record time of 3:30.44 ahead of nearest rivals Russia who took silver in 3:32.03. Germany won bronze in 3:33.52. 

Afterwards, Scott said,

“It’s always a pleasure to finish a week with the relay guys. Coming into that relay team a couple of years ago I had to step up my performances with the likes of Jimmy and Peaty being in the team. They’re world class performers and to be in a team with them and then to have someone like Nick come in and raise his performance is amazing. The team swam really well and it’s a great way to end the week.”

Speaking about his own review of the week’s competition, Scott continued,

“When I catch up with Steve we’ll look at ways to improve or look to see if there was anything we could have done differently in the lead up to the meet that might have made it better. It’s about looking at the little things and the finer details which will make a bigger difference in years to come.

“From a GBR point it’s been phenomenal, everyday we’ve been on the medal train and its brilliant to have been part of that.”

Brodie Williams, James Wilby and Jacob Peters swam in the heats and will also receive gold medals.

The women’s 4x100m medley relay team of Georgia Davies, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Alys Thomas and Freya Anderson also finished with a medal, a well-earned bronze. Kathleen Dawson swam in the heats so will also a medal. The team from Russia took Gold in a new Championships Record time of 3:54.22, while Denmark won silver in 3:56.69. The British Team touched home in 3:56.91.

Other medals won were Ben Proud, gold (50m free), Imogen Clark, silver (50m breast), Max Litchfield, silver (400m IM), James Guy, bronze (100m fly) and Holly Hibbott, bronze (400m free).

Full results can be found HERE.

The final medal table from swimming can be found HERE.