Former F.I.R.S.T swimmer Duncan Scott wins Olympic Gold

Grangemouth trained swimmer Duncan Scott followed up an individual Olympic Silver by winning a Gold medal as part of Britain’s men’s 4x200 metres freestyle relay team in Tokyo.

Wednesday, 28th July 2021, 9:19 am
L to R: Britain's Tom Dean, James Guy, Matthew Richards and Duncan Scott pose on the podium after the final of the men's 4x200m freestyle relay swimming event (Pic: Odd Andresen/AFP via Getty Images)

The former F.I.R.S.T had been pipped for gold by 0.04 seconds by Tom Dean in the 200m individual freestyle on Tuesday but teamed up with the Bath swimmer, James Guy and Matt Richards to triumph in the relay.

It’s the Alloa natives first Olympic gold after three silver medals, including two from Rio 2016.

Team GB’s time of six minutes and 58.58 seconds set a new European benchmark and was just three hundredths of a second behind the world record still held by a Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte inspired United States 12 years ago.

Finishing ahead of the Russian Olympic Committee and Australia, the British quartet time of six minutes and 58.58 seconds was just three hundredths of a second behind the world record.