Swimmer Profile - Duncan Scott – LEN

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Swimmer Profile – Duncan Scott

Local boy Duncan Scott is preparing to grace Scottish waters once again as he returns home for the LEN European Short Course Championships next month.

Born in Glasgow and raised in Alloa, Scott made global headlines this summer with medal-winning exploits at the World Championships in Gwangju.

The British prodigy scooped a pair of medals in South Korea, winning gold in the 4x100m medley relay with teammates Adam Peaty, James Guy and Luke Greenbank after claiming bronze in the 200m Freestyle.

And Scott is a considerably well-travelled campaigner for a fresh-faced 22-year-old, winning his maiden international medal – silver – at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay.

He is now set to return to the venue to compete in front of a raucous home crowd, seeking to carry this summer’s momentum into the pool with him at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre.

Scott is also in possession of a pair of Olympic silvers, placing second in both the 4x200m Freestyle Relay and 4x100m Medley Relay in Rio in 2016 to propel him into the international spotlight at just 19 years of age.

But his medals on the world stage do not end there, as he won gold in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay in the World Championships in Kazan in 2015 before going onto defend his crown in the event in Budapest two years later.

Glasgow is the place Scott calls home, however, returning to his city of birth for the European Championships in 2018 and claiming a spectacular trio of gold medals in the process.

The precocious starlet scooped first-places in the 200m Freestyle, 4x100m Medley Relay as well as his beloved 4x200m Freestyle Relay, sending the local contingent into raptures as he took the competition by storm.

And they were not his only crowning glories in 2018 – Scott came home with no fewer than six medals from the Gold Coast after the Commonwealth Games, winning gold and silver respectively in the 100m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley as his stock continued to rise.

So, by the time the LEN European Short Course Championships roll around next month, Scott will be sure to receive nothing short of a hero’s welcome from an adoring home crowd.

Follow Duncan on social

Twitter – @Dunks_Scott

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Short Course Personal Bests

100m Freestyle – 46.64

200m Freestyle – 1:42.47

200m Butterfly – 1:53.59

200m Individual Medley – 1:53.82

Fun Fact – Swimming runs in the family for Scott as his older sister, Alex, was swimming captain at the University of Dundee and president of its sports union in the academic year of 2017-18.