Duncan Scott claimed his third Olympic medal of Tokyo 2020 by taking silver within the males’s 200 metres particular person medley whereas Luke Greenbank received bronze within the males’s 200m backstroke.
Scott, who had already received gold within the males’s 4x200m freestyle relay and silver within the particular person self-discipline this week, was fifth heading into the ultimate 50m however he upped the ante to surge up the leaderboard.
Nonetheless, regardless of clocking a private finest time of 1 minute and 55.28 seconds, the Scot completed an agonising 0.28secs off prime spot as he was denied his first particular person Olympic gold by China’s Wang Shun, with Jeremy Desplanches amassing bronze.
‘Credit score to everybody within the race,’ Scott instructed BBC Sport. ‘It was at all times going to be tight and at all times going to be thrilling. I’m actually pleased with the swim, simply not fairly there.
‘My first correct worldwide medal in that occasion and an enormous private finest too. I’ve to carry my head up excessive.’
Scott’s third podium place took Nice Britain to 6 swimming medals for these Video games – shifting them only one behind their all-time report at London 1908 – after Greenbank had earlier added to the tally.
Greenbank certified second quickest to succeed in the ultimate on Friday morning and began effectively on the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, sitting behind solely Evgeny Rylov of the Russian Olympic Committee after the primary size.
He was overtaken by Ryan Murphy of the US by midway however comfortably held on to to complete third in a time of 1 minute and 54.72 seconds.
Rylov set an Olympic report time of 1min 53.27 secs to say his second gold of those Video games, having already bagged prime spot on the rostrum within the males’s 100m breaststroke, whereas Murphy completed in 1:54.15 to scoop silver.
Greenbank instructed the BBC: ‘It’s superb. A dream come true. I’m so completely happy and over the moon.
‘My first reminiscence of swimming is watching the Beijing Olympics. It’s at all times been a life ambition of mine so to return away with a medal, a person medal as effectively, is totally superb.’
Molly Renshaw completed sixth and Abbie Wooden seventh within the ladies’s 200m breaststroke, the place South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker set a world report of time 2:18.95 to say gold.
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