Duncan Scott won silver in the men’s 200m individual medley, his third medal of the Tokyo Olympics and Great Britain’s sixth in the pool. The 24-year-old fought hard late in the race but fell 0.28 seconds short of China’s Wang Shun, extending his search for his first individual Olympic gold.
Jeremy Desplanches of Switzerland took bronze in third place. Luke Greenbank won bronze in the men’s 200m backstroke, and Scott’s gold arrived shortly after. Scott could become the first British Olympian to win four medals at a single Games if he wins the men’s 4x100m medley this weekend.
After earning two gold medals in Rio 2016, this was his fourth Olympic silver, and the disappointment of missing out on gold was palpable as he turned away from the scoreboard at the finish line.
“Everyone in the race deserves credit,” Scott told BBC Sport. “It was always going to be tight and exciting,” says the narrator. I’m pleased with my swim, but I’m not quite there yet.
Source: BBC Sport