Rio Olympics Results
Four University of Stirling swimmers are in Rio representing Team GB in the Olympic pool
Monday, 8 August
Last night, Ross Murdoch stepped up to the plate to compete in the 100m breaststroke.
It sadly wasn't to be for Ross Murdoch as he failed to qualify for the final of the 100m breaststroke with a time of 60.05. Stirling is still so proud of Ross, who is a fantastic ambassador for the University and Scottish Swimming.
Ross will have another bite of the cherry though – the 4 x 100m Medley Relay starts on Friday evening. Good luck Ross.
Wednesday, 10 August
It was a record-breaking day in the Olympic pool today for Stirling swimmers.
Duncan Scott and Robbie Renwick were part of the Team GB squad who sealed Olympic silver in the 4x200m freestyle relay early this morning.
Team GB, consisting of Duncan Scott, Stephen Milne, Dan Wallace, James Guy and Robbie Renwick achieved their best result in 108 years with a time of 7:03.13, a new British Record.
19-year-old Stirling student Duncan Scott also broke the British record in the 100m freestyle heat, clocking 48.01 to advance third fastest. He will swim in the final on Thursday at 03:03 BST.
Sadly, team-mate Craig Benson missed out on the 200m breaststroke final after finishing seventh in the semi-final.
Professor Gerry McCormac, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling – Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, said:
“We had three incredibly talented athletes representing Team GB in the Olympic pool today. Each one of them has done their country, and University, proud. Special congratulations to Robbie and Duncan for their silver medals and to Duncan for breaking the 100m freestyle heat British record. The entire University community is watching on with excitement, cheering the swimmers every step of the way, and we’re delighted by their success.
“I would like to pass my congratulations to them all and their families.”
Thursday, 11 August
It was another night of success for Duncan Scott who finished fifth in the 100m freestyle final.
The 19-year-old from Alloa managed to equal the British Record of 48.01 he had set in the heats.
Speaking to BBC after the race, Duncan said: “I’m happy with that! To be in that final was incredible and I’ll now look to move things forward next year.”
The 19-year-old, has combined the momentous achievement of the Games, with studying for a degree.
The young star’s success has been recognised around the world. Former First Minister Jack McConnell tweeted:
“Congratulations @Dunks_Scott - smashed it. Something special in that @StirUni pool”