Scott powers home to beat Dean to 200m freestyle gold for Scotland


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Who said sequels are never a patch on the original? Over four laps of staggering intensity, the greatest two freestylers in British swimming history, Duncan Scott and Tom Dean, went at it stroke for stroke, eyeball to eyeball, over a humdinger of a Commonwealth Games 200m final. Just like they did at the Olympics last year. Only this time their battle was accompanied by a soundtrack of deafening screams – and came with a startling twist.

In Tokyo these two great friends – one hailing from Scotland, the other from England – slugged it out all the way to the line, with Dean winning by just 0.04 sec. In doing so they became the first British pair to finish on an Olympic swimming podium in more than 100 years in the 200m freestyle.

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Written by Sean Ingle at Sandwell Aquatics Centre
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