Flying Scott joins the Peaty gold rush
ADAM PEATY won his third gold medal of the World Aquatic Championships in South Korea but it was Great British teammate Duncan Scott who took the accolades in the 4x100m medley relay with the secondfastest relay split of all time. ‘I can’t say I thought I had that split in me,’ the 22-year-old said. ‘I’m just sort of speechless I’ve been able to put that race together.’ Scott made sure of a thrilling victory over favourites USA as his storming final freestyle leg helped the British quartet of Peaty, Scott, Luke Greenbank, and James Guy set a European record of 3min 28.10sec. Scott swam 46.14sec — the fastest since American Jason Lezak’s 46.06 at the Beijing Olympics — to run down the US’s Nathan Adrian. Peaty, who broke his 100m breaststroke world record and defended his 50m and 100m titles, predicted he would not sleep for three days. He won bronze in the 4x100m mixed medley relay. ‘That’s testament to who we are as racers, who we are as people,’ he said. ‘We just showed that the British are always up for a race.’ In the women’s race, GB’s quartet of Georgia Davies, Molly Renshaw, Alys Thomas and Freya Anderson were eighth as the US won gold in 3:50.30, a world record time.