Duncan Scott races to Commonwealth Games gold in 200m freestyle

The Alloa swimmer pipped English rival Tom Dean to the finish line for Team Scotland's second gold of the games.

Duncan Scott claims Scotland’s second Commonwealth Games gold in 200m freestyle swimming Team Scotland

Duncan Scott claimed Scotland’s second gold of the Commonwealth Games by beating rival Tom Dean to victory in the men’s 200 metres freestyle final.

The Alloa swimmer missed out to his Team GB compatriot in the Olympic final in Tokyo last year but triumphed on Saturday night by less than half a second in a thrilling race.

Dean led at halfway but Scott, who won four medals in total in Japan last summer, came roaring back to secure victory.

He also earned a bronze in the 400m individual medley minutes after standing on the podium for the first time during the games.

His gold follows that of Neil Fachie, who claimed top spot in the men’s cycling tandem 1,000m time trial on Friday.

Stephen Clegg also scooped a silver for Scotland in the para swimming men’s S13 50m freestyle.

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