Swimming star Duncan Scott scoops another top award

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Duncan Scott with several medals

The University of Stirling’s Olympic and Commonwealth Games star Duncan Scott is celebrating after being crowned Swimming Athlete of the Year at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Scott was presented with the accolade at the British Swimming Awards 2018, where the University’s High Performance Swim Coach Steven Tigg also scooped Swimming Coach of the Year.

The recognition caps a hugely successful year for the University’s swimmers, who returned from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April with 11 medals – including six for Scott.

The 21-year-old, who also won three medals at the European Championships in Glasgow, was named Team Scotland’s Sportsperson of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year.

Duncan Scott and Steven Tigg

Duncan Scott (left) and Steven Tigg (right) were recognised at the British Swimming Awards.

Reacting to his British Swimming award, Scott said: “Over the last couple of years, this has been a very tough category – even just to get nominated. So, first of all, I was honoured to get nominated alongside world leading athletes like Ben Proud and Adam Peaty. To be within that group of people is just phenomenal.

“I am incredibly honoured to pick up this award.”

Scott is now preparing for the Scottish National Short Course Championships, which will be held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh, between December 7 and 9. He will then fly out to Flagstaff, Arizona, for a training camp with British Swimming.

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