2023 CITY OF GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL SWIM MEET
- Friday, May 26th – Sunday, May 28th
- Tollcross International Swimming Center, Glasgow, Scotland
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Central
- Live Results
The 2023 City of Glasgow International Swim Meet kicked off today from the storied Tollcross International Swimming Centre with several of the Fukuoka-bound athletes diving in on day one.
Among them was 16-year-old John Shortt of Ireland who put his backstroke prowess on display. The teen produced a time of 2:01.35 to top the 200m back podium this evening as a follow-up to taking the Irish title at last month’s national championships.
Shortt’s outing of 1:59.23 in Dublin qualified him for Fukuoka with tonight’s effort sitting 2 seconds outside of that performance.
Scotland’s Kara Hanlon got it done for gold tonight in the women’s 50m breast, logging an effort of 31.03. That got the edge over Irish national record holder Mona McSharry who settled for silver in 31.22.
McSharry already has been as quick as 30.39 from the aforementioned Irish Championships, positioned as the 6th-fastest swimmer in the world ahead of the World Championships.
Olympic finalist Abbie Wood of Loughborough was also in the water, reaping 200m IM gold in a time of 2:11.22. She paired with 19-year-old Katie Shanahan to render it a two-women race, with the next-closest finisher touching over 4 seconds behind.
Wood owns a season-best time of 2:09.47 to rank 9th in the world this season while Shanahan of the University of Stirling ranks 8th with her season-best of 2:09.40.
Shanahan doubled up on events this evening, also racing in the women’s 200m back. She logged a time of 2:11.38 to get the job done, beating out 400m IM British national champion Freya Colbert who stopped the clock in 2:12.28.
The men’s 200m IM saw Olympic multi-medalist Duncan Scott top the podium in an effort of 1:59.08. That easily defeated Joe Litchfield who was next to the wall in 2:02.92.
Scott was narrowly defeated by Tom Dean in the 2IM at the British Championships, with Scott hitting 1:56.72 to Dean’s 1:56.65. Both men will contest the event at this summer’s World Championships with Scott building up to a potential defense of his silver medal from the 2020 Olympic Games.
Another Olympian James Wilby scored the victory in the men’s 50m breast. Wilby notched a result of 27.59, a mark which outperformed the 27.62 he put up at the British Championships.
The title winner there in Sheffield was Archie Goodburn who tonight hit 28.20 for silver. He won the event last month in 27.24
- Jack Muncey of Stirling earned gold in the men’s 1500m free, with the 20-year-old clocking 16:07.68.
- Denmark’s 16-year-old Martine Damborg posted a time of 59.21 to top the women’s 100m fly podium.
- Also from Denmark, Caspar Puggard touched in 53.37 to win the men’s 100m fly.
- The women’s 50m free saw Medi Harris stop the clock in 26.21 for gold while Edinburgh’s David Cumberlidge followed suit for the men in 22.65.
Blimey Laura Stephens is doing 200 Fly skins! She went 2:10.4 in the heat of the 200 Fly and then 14 minutes later she goes 2:10.9 in the heat of the 200 Freestyle doing Butterfly! Crazy, incredible fitness.
Missed that. She was 2’10 in final also!
Wilby looking pretty decent in that 50 Breast, slightly faster than he went at trials. I don’t think he fully tapered for trials knowing that Peaty wasn’t going to Worlds. I think he could get back in the 58s in the 100 at Worlds which is what is desperately needed for the british relays.
I think that’s Scott’s fastest ever 200IM outside of trials and major tapered meets
He was a 1:57.2 at the Glasgow Open in 2021. Not sure if you would consider this a major tapered meet because you could qualify for the Olympics in it but Scott was already qualified so he didn’t need to.
You’re right, I got as fast as 1.59.3 then stopped finding any swims anywhere near as fast as that so stopped looking. Have checked definitively and 1.59.0 does appear to be his second fastest ever.
Either way it’s a good sign! His 2021 was incredible and then he just had super bad luck last year with sickness.
I want to see peak Duncan again this year! (Or more importantly next year)
Same, speaking of Duncan, I recommend watching his short daily vlogs which he’s been doing everyday for the past couple of weeks on his insta, he just came back from altitude with a lot of the british world champs team including Dean, he was actually sick again for a few days while up there though unfortunately.
I’ve followed him on Insta for ages but for some reason his stories never come up on my grid (I don’t use Insta much to be fair) but I’ll check them out, thanks!
I now involuntarily read Duncan’s name as Scuncan Dott