Thursday, July 29, 2021

Scott through to Olympic medley final

Duncan Scott continued his busy Olympic programme this morning, with the semi-finals of the 200m individual medley. The 24-year-old University of Stirling athlete, who is the British Record holder for the event, had a solid swim across all four legs, using his freestyle speed to win his semi-final in a time of 1:56.69.

Scott said of his performance,

“I prioritised the medley over the 100m freestyle at the World Championships in 2019, which for this meet has become really important and I’m thankful to have made that decision. For some reason someone decided to put them on the same day at the Worlds!

“I’m still learning the event a lot and I find it difficult with focussing on the freestyle earlier in the week, but each round I learn quite a lot, find each stroke and each skill element around the walls as well.”

Talking about his own strength over the last 50m, Scott said,

“I’m aware of everyone’s strengths, that’s why medleys are so fun. You’ve got some people who are really consistent across all four strokes and others who have a real all out strength on one particular 50. It should be a really exciting race tomorrow morning and I’m looking forward to it.”

Scott’s final is scheduled for 3.16 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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