Executive Director of Sport, University of Stirling
We are sending our warmest congratulations to Duncan and Kathleen - and to all of our University of Stirling athletes and coaches in Tokyo. We look forward to welcoming them back to campus to celebrate their success in the coming weeks.
Cathy Gallagher, Executive Director of Sport at the University of Stirling, said: "Team GB's swimmers capped an incredible Olympic Games by winning silver - and their eighth medal - in the final event. We are especially proud that five of those medals were won by Duncan and Kathleen, both on our high performance swim programme here at the University of Stirling.
"Duncan has also cemented a place in history by becoming the first British athlete to win four medals at a single Olympic Games - an outstanding, admirable and well-deserved achievement that is testament to his talent, hard work and commitment to his sport. With a total of six Olympic, seven Commonwealth, and five World Championship medals to his name, Duncan is a true inspiration who epitomises the Olympism values of excellence, friendship and respect.
"It is also important to pay tribute to the efforts of our swim coaches Steven Tigg, Bradley Hay and Josh Williamson - and the wider support team at Stirling - who have played a key role in preparing our athletes for the Games.
"We are sending our warmest congratulations to Duncan and Kathleen - and to all of our University of Stirling athletes and coaches in Tokyo. We look forward to welcoming them back to campus to celebrate their success in the coming weeks."
Tigg also paid tribute to the support team behind the athletes - and paid a special tribute to the team doctor, Dr Carrie McCrea-Routray and her family.
He said: "None of the athletes would be here without the great team of coaches and support staff throughout the swimming system, but particularly in Stirling.
"Tragically, our doctor, Carrie, lost her son Matthew not long before these Olympics. I would like to dedicate the performances of all of the Stirling athletes to Carrie's family, in particular her son Daniel, who inspired us all before we travelled to Tokyo by participating in an incredible Olympic torch relay to raise funds for his late brother's school.
"We all send our condolences and thoughts to Carrie and her family."