Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Scott secures lane for World Championships 200m IM final

Duncan Scott has secured his place in the 200m IM final, the first time he has competed in this event at World Championships level.

The 22-year old University of Stirling athlete touched home in a time of 1:57.83 to reach the final sixth overall. He said of his performance,

“I made it through to the final so that’s the job done in that sense. Time wise, well that’s not going to be good enough tomorrow night; it’s not going to cut it at all. There are quite a few things I need to improve on before tomorrow night so I’ve got to try and rest up, see what I did there and try and better it tomorrow.

In his post semi-final mixed zone interviews, Scott refused to be drawn into any discussions around last night’s medal ceremony, and said,

“I was thinking about plenty of things during the race but that wasn’t one of them. I was more concerned about how I was going to catch this guy in front of me.  I’ve got 24 hours now. It’s about getting back and trying to get a good night’s sleep. I’ll probably have the morning off, stay in the accommodation, chill out and stay away from this environment for one session.

“I know I need to improve if I want to get anywhere near the medals tomorrow night.”

Ross Murdoch will start his campaign tomorrow morning in the heats of the 200m breaststroke.

The action resumes at 10.00 local time (02.00 UK time) tomorrow - you can catch all the action live on FINA TV.

Full results from the FINA World Aquatics Championships can be found here.

Highlights will be shown on the BBC Two as follows:

15.45 – 17.15: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
15:00 – 16:00: Saturday
15.30 – 17.00: Sunday

*highlights will also be available on the red button at select times.