Tokyo Olympics: Medal rush continues for GB swimmers as Duncan Scott wins silver and Luke Greenbank bags bronze
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Scott, who had already won gold in the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay and silver in the individual discipline this week, was fifth heading into the final 50m but he upped the ante to surge up the leaderboard.
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At a glance: 5 key points
- Scott clocked a personal best time of one minute and 55.28 seconds
- His finishing time was an agonising 0.28 seconds off top spot as he was denied his first individual Olympic gold by China’s Wang Shun
- Scott’s third podium place took Great Britain to six swimming medals for these Games
- Team GBs swimming team are now just one behind their all-time record at London 1908
- Meanwhile Luke Greenbank qualified second fastest to reach the final on Friday morning and finished third in a time of one minute and 54.72 seconds in the men’s 200m backstroke
What’s been said
“It’s amazing. A dream come true. I’m so happy and over the moon.
“My first memory of swimming is watching the Beijing Olympics. 2
"It’s always been a life ambition of mine so to come away with a medal, an individual medal as well, is absolutely amazing.”
Greenbank told the BBC
As of 9am on July 30, Team GB sits in sixth place in the Olympic leadership table with six gold, nine silver and nine bronze medals.
Molly Renshaw finished sixth and Abbie Wood seventh in the women’s 200m breaststroke, where South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker set a world record of time 2:18.95 to claim gold.
United States pair Lilly King and Annie Lazor won silver and bronze respectively. Emma McKeon clocked an Olympic record time of 51.96 to win the women’s 100m freestyle, while the Australian’s compatriot Cate Campbell took bronze, with Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey claiming silver. Britain’s Anna Hopkin finished seventh.