uncan Scott turned the primary British swimmer to win three medals at an Olympic Video games in additional than 100 years immediately as he claimed silver within the males’s 200m particular person medley.
The 24-year-old mentioned he might “maintain my head excessive” after ending 0.28 seconds behind winner Wang Shun of China — regardless of being “gutted” at once more lacking out on a person Olympic gold.
It was Britain’s sixth medal within the pool on the Video games, and got here shortly after teammate Luke Greenbank received bronze within the males’s 200m backstroke. Scott got here into Tokyo with two silvers in his possession from Rio 2016 and he claimed a 3rd on Tuesday after ending runner-up to Tom Dean within the males’s 200 metres freestyle. He additionally received gold within the 4x200m freestyle relay.
Scott initially appeared crestfallen at his newest particular person silver, dealing with away from the scoreboard confirming Wang’s win.
Requested for his response, he responded: “I feel initially I’m simply actually gutted. Clearly occasions at an Olympic closing nearly exit of the window for me.
“However I’ve had sufficient time to consider it a bit extra and let it sink in, a large PB once more, I’ve dropped over a second and a half on this occasion this yr, nonetheless studying it lots.
“I can maintain my head excessive. Simply not sufficient once more.”
Scott is the primary British swimmer to win three medals at a Video games since 1908.
Greenbank, 23 – who completed 1.45s adrift of winner Evgeny Rylov of the Russian Olympic Committee, with Ryan Murphy of america taking silver — had an emotional hug with Scott after they crossed paths within the media blended zone.