Duncan Scott Wins Again To Close Out City of Glasgow International


The 2023 City of Glasgow International Swim Meet wrapped up at Tollcross International Swimming Center tonight with 26-year-old Duncan Scott capturing another victory.

The University of Stirling Olympic multi-medalist followed up his 200m IM and 200m free podium-topping performances from the previous two nights with a gold in the men’s 100m free this evening.

Scott touched in 49.35 to mark one of two men under the 50-second barrier. Joining him was Jack McMillan of Edinburgh who punched 49.88 for silver while teammate David Cumberlidge rounded out the top 3 in 50.01.

McMillan was in the pool earlier in the session, winning the men’s 400m freestyle. The former Irish national swimmer clocked a time of 3:55.28 for the win in that longer event.

We reported how Ireland’s Mona McSharry clocked a new national record in the women’s 200m breast. The University of Tennessee swimmer notched a new lifetime best of 2:24.50 to top the podium. You can read more about her performance here.

Denmark got on the board once again in the fly events, with Martine Damborg and Casper Puggaard taking the women’s and men’s 50m fly sprints, respectively.

Damborg touched in 27.18 to grab gold for the women while Puggaard followed suit in 24.00 for the men.

Medi Harris produced the sole outing of the women’s 100m backstroke field under the minute threshold tonight. Harris scored gold in 59.74 while Olympian Kathleen Dawson settled for silver in 1:00.46.

16-year-old John Shortt of Ireland followed up his 200m back victory with a win in the 100m distance this evening. Shortt touched in 55.89 as his 5th fastest of the season. He owns a season-best result of 55.26 from the Irish National Swimming Championships last month.

Commonwealth Games champion James Wilby put up a time of 2:11.48 to win the men’s 200m breast while Lucy Hope was the women’s 100m free winner in 55.35 this evening.

Additionally, Freya Colbert clocked 4:11.13 to win the women’s 400m free by over 4 seconds.

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Scuncan Dott v2
23 days ago


NornIron Swim
3 months ago

Jack McMillan is at Stirling right?

Reply to  NornIron Swim
3 months ago

And now British based off YouTube commentary

4 months ago

With Tom Dean, Mat Richards + Jacob Whittle all going faster than Scott tonight in London, it does pose the question around his time having passed even domestically in the event. All three appeared to have been at altitude with him, and his coach yet all three were quicker. Dean and Richards considerably!

Last edited 4 months ago by Swimm
Reply to  Swimm
4 months ago

Duncan swam slow times at the Edinburgh international and then three weeks later he was back to Duncan Scott times at our trials; maybe as he’s older than the rest he needs more taper or maybe he just can’t do that many competitions at full speed if he wants to peak at the main event

Draft chase
Reply to  Swimm
4 months ago

What is the incentive for him to be very quick here? This is a final preparation meet for worlds right?

Reply to  Swimm
4 months ago

He was a 48.00 flat start at trials, 3rd overall and 0.01 behind Burras, faster than Dean and Whittle. Not sure how we go from that to “can’t even compete domestically” based on one untapered meet?

Reply to  Swimm
4 months ago

He’ll be on the relay final this summer. Gold seems likely.
Burras – Richards – Scott – Dean
Whittle in prelims.

Alison England
Reply to  Wow
3 months ago

My money would certainly be on GBR for Gold.

Alison England
Reply to  Alison England
3 months ago

So, to the smart arse who downvoted my comment…who IS going to win?

Reply to  Alison England
3 months ago

I didn’t downvote. Just to be clear lol

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