Duncan Scott wins two gold medals at European Championships in Glasgow

Last Updated August 05 2018, 19:53Other Sports
Calum Jarvis, Duncan Scott, Thomas Dean and James Guy celebrate gold in the nen's 4x200m freestyle relay
Calum Jarvis, Duncan Scott, Thomas Dean and James Guy celebrate gold in the nen's 4x200m freestyle relay

Great Britain enjoyed a brilliant night in the pool as they won two gold medals at the European Championships in Glasgow.

Georgia Davies clinched the women's 50metre backstroke title before the men's 4 x 200 freestyle relay team finished the evening with a brilliant win.

Duncan Scott - who was part of the relay team alongside Calum Jarvis, Thomas Dean and James Guy - also won an individual silver, while home favourite Ross Murdoch was among those who qualified for a final later in the week.

It was a stunning performance from the men's team, with Scott and Guy in particular producing stunning legs to see them mark a new championship record of 7 minutes 05.32seconds and beat Russia to the top of the podium.

"It was really good," the 21-year-old Scot admitted with his gold medal around his neck. "The 100m free, it was really good to progress with each round and to top it off with the 4 x 200m was amazing."

The men's gold was GB's third in the pool already at Tollcross, and a sixth overall following further success at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, and Scott was pleased to give the home crowd further reason to celebrate.

"You can sense the atmosphere and feel the noise, if that's possible," he said. "Walking out was incredible with the crowd behind us.

"The atmosphere has been great over the last couple of nights and it's great that the crowd is getting behind the British athletes, it's been amazing and we have had another really good night of swimming for Team GB.

"Last night (Saturday) we had some unbelievable swims and to back that up with this was really good."

Davies kicked things off earlier in the day by pipping Anastasiia Fesikova by 0.08 seconds in the backstroke on her return to the Glasgow pool where she won Commonwealth gold four years ago and she has put her victory down to experience.

She said: "I have so many fond memories from here, I think it's all the home comforts and the home crowds.

"I didn't mind about the time tonight, I just wanted to win and I'm so pleased I managed to.

"Mentally I'm becoming more calm and relaxed when it comes to racing and trying to enjoy myself more.

"I still get nervous when I race, but I used to let those nerves hinder my performance and now I'm trying my hardest not to, and I think that has come with age."

Most Read

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package1

Saturday's Premier League tips

George Pitts brings you the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each of Saturday's four 3pm Premier League encounters.

David Ospina, Ragnar Klavan and Cuco Martina (left to right): All three have completed moves2

Friday's done deals

Completed transfers on August 17, as Ragnar Klavan and David Ospina seal moves away from the Premier League...

Check out Oli Bell's multiple for Saturday's horse racing3

Oli Bell: Saturday Yankee

Kevin Ryan's Terentum Star gets the nod in the Ripon feature as Oli Bell looks ahead to Saturday's ITV Racing action with a Yankee.

Our best bets for the latest round of Sky Bet EFL action4

Sky Bet EFL betting preview

After five winning tips from six last week, including a 6/1 headline, Tom Carnduff looks at the latest round of EFL games.

Teruntum Star: Has winning form at Ripon5

Richard Mann: Teruntum taken to Star

Richard Mann previews the weekend action with high-quality racing taking place at Newmarket, Newbury and Ripon.

Most Read

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package1

Saturday's Premier League tips

George Pitts brings you the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each of Saturday's four 3pm Premier League encounters.

David Ospina, Ragnar Klavan and Cuco Martina (left to right): All three have completed moves2

Friday's done deals

Completed transfers on August 17, as Ragnar Klavan and David Ospina seal moves away from the Premier League...

Check out Oli Bell's multiple for Saturday's horse racing3

Oli Bell: Saturday Yankee

Kevin Ryan's Terentum Star gets the nod in the Ripon feature as Oli Bell looks ahead to Saturday's ITV Racing action with a Yankee.

Our best bets for the latest round of Sky Bet EFL action4

Sky Bet EFL betting preview

After five winning tips from six last week, including a 6/1 headline, Tom Carnduff looks at the latest round of EFL games.

Teruntum Star: Has winning form at Ripon5

Richard Mann: Teruntum taken to Star

Richard Mann previews the weekend action with high-quality racing taking place at Newmarket, Newbury and Ripon.

Racing Tips

Teruntum Star: Has winning form at Ripon

Richard Mann: Teruntum taken to Star

Richard Mann previews the weekend action with high-quality racing taking place at Newmarket, Newbury and Ripon.

Check out Simon Holt's latest horse racing selections

Simon Holt: Breeze to blow them away

Simon Holt is backing Librisa Breeze to resume winning ways at Newbury and he has two more selections for Saturday's racing.

Check out Oli Bell's multiple for Saturday's horse racing

Oli Bell: Saturday Yankee

Kevin Ryan's Terentum Star gets the nod in the Ripon feature as Oli Bell looks ahead to Saturday's ITV Racing action with a Yankee.

Next Race Off
01:42 Ferndale
5
(5)
Boldly True
J: Luis Gonzalez

Football Tips

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package

Saturday's Premier League tips

George Pitts brings you the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each of Saturday's four 3pm Premier League encounters.

A tough battle is expected in Cardiff v Newcastle

Cardiff v Newcastle betting preview

There's no love lost between Neil Warnock and Rafa Benitez and no real sign of goals in Saturday's early game that has all the hallmarks of a tough Premier League stalemate.

Chelsea take on Arsenal at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea v Arsenal betting preview

Expect a better Arsenal in their second outing under Unai Emery, but one not quite enough to get a result at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.