August 6, 2014

teamDUNCAN Scott has already had a year to remember, but the Glasgow swimmer isn't about to take his foot off the pedal with the Youth Olympic Games fast approaching.

Scott was one of the stars who made 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 pop the champagne corks after being selected for Team GB's 33-strong squad heading to Nanjing, China, for the Youth Olympic Games which get 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.

And despite having shined so far this summer, he is adamant he is far from done just yet.

July 28, 2014

Colin Duncan

UNITY among Team Scotland swimmers propelled relay quartet to deliver silver stunner says Robbie Renwick.

medalistsTOGETHER in the pool. United out of it.

Robbie Renwick believes the unity within Team Scotland helped propel the 4x200m relay squad to arguably the performance of the Games so far at Tollcross last night.

And he’s hoping the magnificent display will help inspire the next generation of homegrown athletes.

Renwick, Daniel Wallace, Stephen Milne and Duncan Scott were awe-inspiring as they claimed silver in what was a truly stunning finale.

Australia were meant to win the race by a mile so it was some achievement for the Scots to run them so close, with South Africa also playing their part in the race of the week.

The home quartet produced the swim of their lives as they went toe-to-toe with the powerhouse nations. They slugged it out for 16 engrossing laps as the Tollcross crowd whipped themselves into a frenzy.

Little separated the three countries before Thomas Fraser-Holmes, anchoring the men from Down Under, produced an extraordinary last leg.

July 27, 2014

Craig Lord

Scotland-Relay

Four years ago, Australia sped to a Games record and gold with Tom Fraser-Holmes up front and inflicting damage from the off by clocking a split that would have won the solo 200m title that year. In Glasgow, he anchored and the effect was as devastating to the two teams who had been in the hunt and snapping at Australian shoulders and ears for the bulk of the battle.

Commonwealth Games relays have often produced some of the closest bouts in the pool.  The clash between Australia, Scotland and South Africa did not disappoint. Indeed, it was thrilling.

July 28, 2014

Michael Baillie

The 13–year–old from Shetland claimed the bronze medal in the Para–sport 100m breaststroke B69 category on another fantastic night for Team Scotland in the pool.

She was born with hip disorder Perthes disease and spent four years in a wheelchair.

Davies said: "I feel really, really happy to have won bronze. I didn't know I was the youngest–ever medal winner in the Commonwealth Games . That is amazing.

"I train after school and in the evenings. I had a few messages from my friends before the final but I haven't looked at my phone yet.

"I didn't know how I would get on but I just wanted to do my best and that is what I have done.

"I didn't really know how to tell my schoolmates."

Her proud parents David, 69, and wife Joyce, 64, watched their daughter blaze to glory at Tollcross centre.

Mr Davies said: "I just managed to stop crying but it was difficult.

July 27, 2014

Stephen Wilkie and Rod Mills

Following the busiest day of Glasgow 2014 so far, Team Scotland maintained its winning streak, adding another five medals to take its haul to 30.

The tally eclipses our athletes’ achievements in the Delhi Games in 2010 and tops the 29 gained in Melbourne in 2006. The latest victories raised hopes of surpassing the overall figure of 33 medals won in Edinburgh in 1986.

And some athletes had even more reason to celebrate when cycling stars Aileen McGlynn and Chris Pritchard got engaged to their respective partners.

McGlynn had just won her second silver of the games with pilot Louise Haston in the para-sport 1000m time trial when Graeme Hinchcliff popped the question at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. The 41-year-old partially sighted athlete immediately said yes.

There was more romance when keirin cyclist Pritchard leapt from his bike at the velodrome and proposed to his long-term partner Amanda – who also said “yes” as their baby son Milo happily looked on.

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A busy month competitions in Edinburgh and Copenhagen. Duncan took the 200IM title. He rested from a variety of swims knowing he had the Europeans a few days later. When you aren’t 100%, you know it. Duncan joined the 9 swimmers of the British team in Copenhagen for his first International Short Course competition. Day 2 he swam in the 200 Free. Parents were flying to watch the rest of the competition so Euan text them the result – a marvellous bronze medal. His first open competition [...]

Nov 2017

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Oct 2017

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Sep 2017

Award season The night of the 21/9/17 Duncan was through in Edinburgh to the EICC for the Team Scotland awards. We were delighted that sister Alexandria accompanied him.He was up against tough completion with Andy Murray, Calum Hawkins and Josh Taylor but the swimmer won the Male athlete of the year. What an accolade and to have the prize presented by Katherine Grainger.  In between the awards Stirling University celebrated its 50th Anniversary. The local MSP then mentioned Duncan in the [...]

Aug 2017

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