Duncan Scott Swimmer

  • DOB

    None
  • Coach

    Steven Tigg
  • Club

    University of Stirling
  • Main event

    Freestyle/Medley
  • Best result

    Olympic Medallist & World Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 17
    • 11
    • 11
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Duncan Scott returned a double silver medallist from his first Olympic Games in Rio and has captured gold at three successive World Championships as he continues to demonstrate his world-class talent.

Scott ended the most recent Worlds in Gwangju with a gold and bronze in tow, finishing third in the 200m Freestyle before powering the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay to gold with a brilliant Freestyle swim in the final leg. He also narrowly missed out on a 200m Individual Medley medal, placing fifth in that final. 

The University of Stirling athlete became the most decorated swimmer ever at a Commonwealth Games after finishing Gold Coast 2018 with six medals to his name. That tally included gold in the 100m Freestyle, a 200m Individual Medley silver and four bronzes.

He rounded off another busy season later that year with three continental titles at the European Championships in Glasgow - in the 200m Freestyle and Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay and 4x100m Medley Relay events - plus a silver in the 100m Freestyle.

Budapest 2017 was Scott's second World Championship outing, and he once again achieved medal success. Gold came in the Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay, as the British quartet defended their title and posted a new national record, while he was part of the silver medal-winning Men's 4x100m Medley Relay team on the final night of competition - again in a British record time. 

Individually, the Glasgow-born swimmer finished fourth in the 200m Freestyle and fifth in the 100m category. 

Scott made a memorable Olympic bow at the Rio 2016 Games, as he secured a duo of silvers by playing a part in the Men's 4x200m Freestyle and 4x100m Medley Relay quartets.  He also achieved a fifth-placed finish in the Men's 100m Freestyle final, setting a new British record of 48.01 in the process to become the first British man since Bobby McGregor in 1968 to reach that particular showpiece. 

The year of 2016 also saw Duncan compete at a home European Championships in Glasgow, where he claimed two relay golds in the Men's and Mixed 4x100 Medley Relays events.

Making his debut appearance at a World Championships in 2015, Scott came away with a gold medal as part of the Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay team.  Earlier in the year, he made his first senior British team at the inaugural European Games, an impressive haul of three golds and three silvers making him Great Britain’s most decorated athlete in Baku.

In 2014, Scott's first Commonwealth Games saw him assist Team Scotland to a silver in the Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay - his first senior international medal. 

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
100m Freestyle 2019 47.87 BR
200m Freestyle 2019 1:44.91 BR
200m Butterfly 2018 1:56.60
200m Individual Medley 2019 1:56.65
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2017 7:01.70 BR
4x100m Medley Relay 2019 3:28.10 ER
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay 2017 3:42.00 ER
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
100m Freestyle 2017 46.64
200m Freestyle 2016 1:42.47
200m Butterfly 2016 1:54.59
200m Individual Medley 2016 1:53.82
Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 48.01 5th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2016 - Rio 7:03.13 Silver
4x100m Medley Relay 2016 - Rio 3:29.24 Silver
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Freestyle 2019 - Gwangju 1:45.63 Bronze
200m Individual Medley 2019 - Gwangju 1:56.91 5th
4x100m Medley Relay 2019 - Gwangju 3:28.10 Gold
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2019 - Gwangju 3:11.81 5th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2019 - Gwangju 7:02.04 5th
100m Freestyle 2017 - Budapest 48.11 5th
200m Freestyle 2017 - Budapest 1:45.27 4th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2017 - Budapest 7:01.70 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay 2017 - Budapest 3:28.95 Silver
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2015 - Kazan 3:15.70 10th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2015 - Kazan 7:04.33 Gold
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Freestyle 2018 - Glasgow 48.23 Silver
200m Freestyle 2018 - Glasgow 1:45.34 Gold
200m individual Medley 2018 - Glasgow 1:58.57 17th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2018 - Glasgow 7:05.32 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay 2018 - Glasgow 3:30.44 Gold
100m Freestyle 2016 - London 49.11 13th
200m Freestyle 2016 - London 1:49.77 30th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2016 - London 3:17.13 7th
4x200m Freestyle 2016 - London 7:10.73 6th
4x100m Medley Relay 2016 - London 3:32.15 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay (Mixed) 2016 - London 3:44.56 Gold
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Freestyle 2018 - Gold Coast 48.02 Gold
200m Freestyle 2018 - Gold Coast 1:46.30 Bronze
200m Butterfly 2018 - Gold Coast 1:56.60 Bronze
200m Individual Medley 2018 - Gold Coast 1:57.86 Silver
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2018 - Gold Coast 3:15.86 Bronze
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2018 - Gold Coast 7:09.89 Bronze
4x100m Medley Relay 2018 - Gold Coast 3:35.15 4th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2014 - Glasgow 3:17.66 4th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2014 - Glasgow 7:09.18 Silver
European Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Freestyle 2015 - Baku 49.43 Gold
200m Freestyle 2015 - Baku 1:48.55 Gold
4x100m Freestyle Realy 2015 - Baku 3:19.38 Gold
4x100m Freestyle Relay (Mixed) 2015 - Baku 3:32.65 Silver
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2015 - Baku 7:19.36 Silver
4x100m Medley Relay 2015 - Baku 3:39.61 Silver
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 47.87 Gold
200m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 1:45.63 Gold
100m Butterfly 2019 - Glasgow 52.25 Silver
200m Butterfly 2019 - Glasgow 1:57.00 Silver
200m Individual Medley 2019 - Glasgow 1:56.65 Gold
100m Freestyle 2018 - Edinburgh 50.07 Bronze
100m Breaststroke 2018 - Edinburgh 1:04.62 23rd
100m Butterfly 2018 - Edinburgh 53.85 Bronze
100m Backstroke 2018 - Edinburgh 56.43 9th
100m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 47.90 Gold
200m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 1:45.80 Silver
100m Butterfly 2017 - Sheffield 52.91 Bronze
200m Butterfly 2017 - Sheffield 1:57.50 Bronze
200m Individual Medley 2017 - Sheffield 1:58.44 Bronze
100m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 48.66 Gold
200m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 1:47.31 4th
200m Individual Medley 2016 - Glasgow 1:59.88 Bronze
100m Freestyle 2015 - London 49.19 4th
200m Freestyle 2015 - London 1:48.33 6th
100m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 50.7 18th
200m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 1:49.88 6th
100m Butterfly 2014 - Glasgow 56.04 24th
400m Individual Medley 2014 - Glasgow 4:32.60 18th