Tokyo Olympics: Superb Duncan Scott lands SILVER in the 200m medley

Superb Duncan Scott lands SILVER in the 200m medley after taking 0.23 seconds of gold to already earn his THIRD medal from the Tokyo Olympics

Duncan Scott became the first British swimmer in 113 years to win three medals at a single Olympics when he added silver in the 200m individual medley.

The 24-year-old finished in 1 minute 55.28 seconds – just 0.28 seconds behind Shun Wang, who took the gold for China. Jeremy Desplanches took bronze for Switzerland.

Scott won gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay and silver in the 200m freestyle earlier this week.

Duncan Scott put on a brilliant display to take a silver medal as he came close to gold

But his podium finish in the 200IM means he is only the seventh Team GB athlete in any sport to claim three medals in one match.

He also now has a chance to break the British record of four in the men’s medley that will take place on Sunday.

Scott was halfway back in sixth and fifth with 50 yards to go. But he rode on in his favorite freestyle leg and almost took the win.

Scott gave his all and admits to 'keep his head up' despite missing out on gold

Scott gave his all and admits to ‘keep his head up’ despite missing out on gold

The 24-year-old refused to get too gloomy after painfully missing out on gold, saying he would “keep his head up.”

“Absolutely (proud) and the fact that the winner also did a big PB,” he told the BBC. “Thanks to everyone in the race. It was always too tight and exciting.

“I had to try and put a little more on the 150m, I know I’ll come back strong. I’m very happy with the swim – it just wasn’t there. I have to keep my head up with that.

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