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Scott secures golden hat-trick at Euros

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The men's 4x100m medley relay team won Team GB's 24th, and 9th gold, medal in the pool.

University of Stirling’s Duncan Scott rounded off his European Championships with another gold medal after helping the British men’s 4x100m medley relay team secure victory in Glasgow.

Scott swam the final leg for the team that also included Nick Pyle, James Guy and Adam Peaty in a Championships record time of 3:30.44 ahead of Russia and Germany.

Having already won gold in the 200m individual freestyle and 4x200m relay, Scott’s last performance of the meet secured a hat-trick of titles to go alongside the 100m freestyle silver he won during the opening weekend.

Commenting on the successful finale, Scott said: “It’s always a pleasure to finish a week with the relay guys. Coming into that relay team a couple of years ago I had to step up my performances with the likes of Jimmy and Peaty being in the team.

“They’re world class performers and to be in a team with them and then to have someone like Nick come in and raise his performance is amazing. The team swam really well and it’s a great way to end the week.”

Also in the pool, fellow Stirling athlete, Kathleen Dawson, was part of the relay squad that took bronze in the women’s 4x100m medley final.

Elsewhere in the Championships, former Stirling scholar and current Solheim Cup captain, Catriona Matthew made a positive start in the golf competition, winning her first two ties with GB teammate Holly Clyburn against Sweden 1 and Norway. The pair now take on Sweden 3 in the final pool match to try and secure a place in the semi-finals. Meanwhile, former graduate and Commonwealth bronze medallist, Marc Austin, is set to compete in the men’s triathlon later today.

The inaugural European Championships will run until 12 August 2018. Visit glasgow2018.com for full schedule information.

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