Duncan Scott Takes Down 200 IM British Record in Glasgow

Duncan Scott has set yet another British and Scottish Record in Glasgow this morning, this time in the 200m IM. Continuing his record-breaking form, Scott posted a time of 1.52.33 to better James Goddard’s 2011 mark of 1.52.57. He split 24.79 in the fly, 28.52 (bk), 32.53 (brs) and 26.49 for the free. Scott is seeded first ahead of tonight’s final, followed by Andreas Vazaois of Greece with 1.52.38, the only other swimmer who went sub 1.53 in the heats.

Yesterday morning we saw Scott take down James Guy’s British national record in the 200m freestyle (1.42.22)  with a time of 1.40.92. Just a few events later, Scott swam a stellar 4.01.20 in the 400m IM to set a new Scottish record time and come within a second of Max Litchfield’s current British Record of 4.00.18. In the last month he has dropped his 400IM pb by a whopping 4 seconds; first at BUCS with 4.06.00 and then at the ISL European Derby in London with a time of 4.04.55.

As well as those two massive swims, Scott also set another Scottish national record in the first leg of the men’s 4x50m freestyle relay on day 1 of this meet. He blew away his previous pb of 21.53 with a 21.25, a hefty margin over a 50m distance.

Scott will look to hang on to his top spot in tonight’s final. The line-up is already faster than the same event was in Copenhagen in 2017. That year, the winning time was 1.52.41 (which Scott has now gone under) from Germany’s Philip Heintz who heads into the final tonight in 8th place. Check back later to see the results on our Day 3 Finals – Live Recap.

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