Tuesday, November 26, 2019

ISL London a roaring success

Duncan Scott was one of the many glistening individual victories across the weekend at the International Swimming League meet in London.

Scott (London Roar), Ross Murdoch (Team Iron) and Hannah Miley (Aqua Centurions) were all competing at the London Aquatics Centre for the penultimate meet of the season.

With points at the top of the standings tight after an exciting first day in London, the duel between clubs Energy Standard and London Roar continued right down to the wire for triumph in the European-derby.

London Roar team captain Adam Peaty was an early contributor to his clubs assault on the lead, mustering up the first win by a British athlete of the weekend at the London Aquatic Centre, touching the wall first in the men's 100m Breaststroke. Peaty commented:

"I'm pretty tired I knew that. I knew my strengths and weaknesses but I went out there today to enjoy it, enjoy the crowd and come back with a win."

Duncan Scott (London Roar) who finished fourth on the overall London match MVP standings, then added victories in the Men's 200m Individual Medley and Mixed 4 x 100m Freestyle relay before finishing his programme with third in the Men's 50m Freestyle Skin Race for a personal tally of 40 points - the highest of any British athlete. Duncan's 50m race also broke the Scottish record in a time of 21.46 seconds.

There was further top three finishes for Hibbott and Guy in the 200m Butterfly, however Energy Standard's success in both of the triple point scoring Skins events reestablished their position as victors of the London match, with both clubs qualifying for next months final in Las Vegas. Team Iron who had British representation from Breaststroke specialist Ross Murdoch moved up to third overall in the European-derby standings, overtaking Aqua Centurions, who had Hannah Miley competing in the 200 IM.

Missed it? Re-watch the stream of the International Swimming League Day 1 and Day 2 on the BBC iPlayer.

final point standings, london

  • Energy Standard, 467.5
  • London Roar, 458.5
  • Iron, 369.5
  • Aqua Centurions, 335.5

Full results

Article courtesy of British Swimming