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The University of Stirling's swimmer Duncan Scott has claimed his first ever individual Commonwealth Games medal, taking bronze in the 200m freestyle final on the Gold Coast.

This was quickly followed by Scott helping Scotland to another bronze in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Stirling's Scott McLay and Craig McLean were also part of the relay team.

In the 200m freestyle final, he finished in third place behind Australia's Kyle Chalmers and Mack Horton who won gold and silver respectively.

The Stirling swimmer previously won a silver medal in the 4×200 m freestyle relay for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, but this success represents his first ever individual games medal.

Duncan Scott

University of Stirling’s swimmer Duncan Scott has claimed his first ever individual Commonwealth Games medal, taking bronze in the 200m freestyle final on the Gold Coast.

The two bronze medals adds to a run of success with University of Stirling swimmer Aimee Willmott landing England's first gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. In further success for Stirling, Ross Murdoch scooped silver in the 200m breaststroke final, while former scholar Marc Austin took bronze in the triathlon.

Cathy Gallagher, Director of Sport at the University of Stirling, said: 'This is another fantastic result for Stirling's Commonwealth Games athletes. Many congratulations to Duncan on his first individual medal in what was an incredibly close finish in the 200m freestyle and a further bronze in the 4x100m relay. The success in the pool achieved thus far is testament to Head Performance Swimming Coach, Steven Tigg.'

'The entire University community is incredibly proud of all our swimmers and our former triathlete scholars flying the flag on the Gold Coast.'

The 2018 Commonwealth Games held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, in Australia runs between 4 and 15 April 2018.

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