Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Scott marches on into medley semi-finals

Fresh from his gold medal winning performance in the 4x200m freestyle relay earlier this morning, Duncan Scott was back in action in the heats of the 200m IM.

Scott, the British Record holder for the event, finished =5th after the heats and progresses into tomorrow’s semi-finals with a time of 1:57.39. Scott said of his performance,

“It was always going to be a tough turnaround after this morning, an emotional thing but also because it’s a lot of 200m races on the trot. I didn’t want to be complacent and be on the wrong side of the cut. I’m happy with that swim, it’s going to be hard tomorrow morning!” said the Steven Tigg-coached swimmer.

“After the 200m Freestyle final, I shifted towards the 200m IM – the 4x200m Freestyle Relay was really good fun, but it’s easy to get up to being a part of a great relay. The number of times at international meets I’ve done tough back-to-backs, it’s been a great experience for a week like this. I’ve got to treat every swim in this Games like it’s my last from now on in, because I don’t know when that’ll be.”

Scott will go in the first of the semi-finals, scheduled for 4.08am tomorrow morning.

The schedule and results for the swimming meet can be found HERE.

Finals begin at 2.30am GMT.

Heats begin at 11am GMT.

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