The 2016 Games opened on the 5th August, and by Sunday 7th Adam Peaty had broken his world record and won gold in the 100m Breastroke. Team mate Jazz Carlin had also bagged silver.
Duncan’s Olympics started two days later.
Buoyed by those fantastic wins he broke his own personal best, the Scottish record and British record to secure a place in the 100 Freestyle Semi - finals.
Later that session he swam final leg in the 4 x 200 freestyle relay with all his team mates from the 4 x 200 Commonwealth Games silver medal winning Scottish team of 2014. They won their heat breaking the Scottish record (4.06.31) and were fastest into the final. All knew the team would change for the evening finals bringing in James Guy.
The evening session started with Duncan racing for a place in the 100 free final. He made it. An extraordinary accomplishment making him the first British swimmer in a 100 Freestyle final since 1968.
Duncan Scott flew off to Beziers, France for Canet en Rousillion part 2 of the Mare Nostrum. The Mare Nostrum takes place every year in Monaco, Canet and Barcelona. Duncan would be swimming for Stirling University in Canet and then join Team GB in Barcelona for the final leg. Swimmers come from all round the world as it is such a prestigious event. This year was no different with swimmers from Canada, Brazil Japan, South Africa and a swathe from Europe.
May 16th - 22nd
Duncan finished his last exam for the year at Stirling University and set off to London to join Team GB at the European Championships in London.
16th May - Heat
Duncan swam the last leg in the 4 x 100 freestyle relay with the fastest time of 48.78
Duncan was the second swimmer for the team taling over from Robbie Renwick and handing to Ieuan Lloyd with Ben Proud finishing. Duncan bettered his morning time to 48.31 and was again the fastest of the 4
Delighted to announce that Duncan Scott was selected for Team GB’s swimming team for Rio De Janeiro. Duncan is one of eight Scottish swimmers in the team, all trained in Scotland except Dan Wallace. Duncan will be joined in Rio with team mates Robbie Renwick, Craig Benson and Ross Murdoch.