20 August 2014
Perth swimmer Duncan Scott admitted he had to pinch himself in amazement after winning gold at the Youth Olympic Games.
In the first two days of competition, Duncan had found the going tough in Nanjing with a fourth-place finish in the men’s 200m freestyle final on Monday, and failing to qualify for the 200m individual medley showpiece that same day.
But just 24 hours later the 17-year-old was climbing the top step of the podium after helping Team GB win men’s 4x100m freestyle relay gold.
The Team GB quartet of Scott, Luke Greenbank, Martyn Walton and Miles Munro led from start to finish to touch home in 3:21.19 minutes. Strathallan School pupil Scott admitted he was lost for words after becoming a Youth Olympic champion.
“I am so happy that we have won the gold medal and I can’t quite believe it to be honest,” said Scott, who swam the first leg.
“We knew we had a chance going into it as Great Britain won the same gold at the European Junior Championships earlier in the year but to have an Olympic gold too is amazing.
19 August 2014
Perth swimmer Duncan Scott admitted to feeling the effects of a long season after narrowly missing out on a medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Bejing.
After helping Team GB’s mixed 4x100m freestyle team finish sixth on Sunday, Scott, 17, was back in the Nanjing water 24 hours later.
Scott’s impressive performance wasn’t quite enough to see him climb the podium, as the Strathallan School pupil finished fourth, just 0.82 seconds off bronze.
And in a season that has already seen him win Commonwealth Games 4x200m freestyle silver, Scott insists that he can feel everything starting to catch up with him.
“I have mixed emotions about that final and I don’t really know how to feel to be honest,” he said.
“I tried a different tactic and went out there a bit harder but it just didn’t quite work out.
18 August, 2014
Stephen Milne and Ross Murdoch did not disappoint as the British Gas GBR Swimming team opened up their European Championship campaign in impressive style this evening.
After making waves in the heats of the 400m Freestyle this morning Stephen Milne looked strong as he raced in the final of the same event this evening. As the whole field stepped up their game Milne gave it everything he had finishing sixth in 3:48.55.
11 August 2014
Duncan Scott has already had a year to remember, but the Alloa swimmer isn't about to take his foot off the pedal with the Youth Olympic Games fast approaching.
Scott was one of the stars that helped make Glasgow 2014 the most successful yet for the home nation, helping the 4x200m freestyle team take silver behind Australia. However the 17-year-old didn't have time to celebrate after being selected on Team GB's 33-strong squad heading to Nanjing for the Youth Olympic Games, the competition getting underway on August 16.
It is not the first time Scott will have swapped Scotland colours for Team GB's, having left last year's European Youth Olympic Festival in Holland with a gold and silver medal for his efforts. And despite having shone already this summer, Scott is adamant he is far from done just yet.
8 Aug 2014
DUNCAN Scott has already had a year to remember, but the Alloa swimmer isn’t about to take his foot off the pedal with the Youth Olympic Games fast approaching.
Scott was one of the stars that helped make Glasgow 2014 the most successful yet for the home nation, helping the 4x200m freestyle team take
silver behind Australia.
However the 17-year-old didn’t have time to rest on his laurels after being selected on Team GB’s 33-strong squad heading to Nanjing for the Youth Olympic Games, with the competition getting under way on August 16.
It is not the first time Scott will have swapped Scotland colours for Team GB’s, having left last year’s European Youth Olympic Festival in Holland with a gold and silver medal for his efforts.