Duncan Scott And Abbie Wood Win 200 Free Titles; Kara Hanlon Sets Scottish 100 Breast Record At Glasgow International

18th April 2021, London Aquatics Centre, London, England ; 2021 British Swimming Selection Trials Duncan Scott
Duncan Scott: Photo Courtesy: Georgie Kerr, British Swimming

Duncan Scott and Abbie Wood added the 200 free to their 200IM titles on day two of the Glasgow International Swim Meet.

The Glasgow meet runs from 26-28 May at Tollcross International Swimming Centre and gives swimmers the chance for competition with the Fukuoka worlds two months away.

Scott – who won the short medley in a meet mark of 1:59.08 on Friday – reached halfway with a 0.13 lead over Jack McMillan in 52.32.

The 2019 world bronze medallist pulled away on the third 50 before coming home in 1:47.93 despite McMillan’s attempts to reel him in on the final 50.

McMillan was second in 1:48.19 with Evan Jones third in 1:50.53, holding off the late charge of Joe Litchfield to take third by 0.03.

Scott splits: 24.93/52.32/1:19.80/1:47.93 (28.13).

Like Scott, Wood had won the short medley on the first evening and she kept Lucy Hope at bay in the 200 free throughout, winning in 1:59.06.

Hope (1:59.24) and Medi Harris (1:59.35) took the minor placings.

Glasgow Gold For McSharry & Wilby; Hanlon Sets Scottish Record

Mona MCSharry 2021

Mona McSharry: Photo Courtesy: Swim Ireland

Mona McSharry and Kara Hanlon renewed acquaintance in the 100m breaststroke with the Irishwoman leading throughout to take the touch in 1:06.15, 0.11 outside her national record of 1:06.04 from last month’s Irish Championships.

Hanlon’s time of 1:06.36 in second was a Scottish mark, 0.39 inside her 1:06.75 from the BUCS Championships in February.

It was also just 0.15 outside Molly Renshaw‘s British record of 1:06.21 from the 2021 European Championships.

It reversed the outcome of the 50 on Friday where the Scot set a meet mark of 31.03 ahead of McSharry.

Anna Morgan completed the podium in 1:09.67.

Commonwealth champion James Wilby comprehensively won the men’s 100 breaststroke, coming home in 1:00.43 to make it two wins in as many races following his meet record victory in the 50 on the opening evening of finals.

Jonas Gaur, of Denmark was second in 1:02.73 ahead of Archie Goodburn (1:02.83).

Shanahan Makes Third Trip To Glasgow Podium

Katie Shanahan won her second title and third medal of the meet so far when she dominated the 400IM to win by 5.61secs from European bronze medallist Freya Colbert.

Glasgow-born Shanahan – who won Commonwealth bronze in Birmingham last year – dominated throughout to stop the clock in 4:39.38.

Colbert – second behind the Scot in the 200 back on Friday – was next home in 4:44.49 with Grace Davison of Swim Ireland replicating her 200IM bronze in 4:55.86.

Laura Stephens

Laura Stephens: Photo Courtesy: British Swimming

Laura Stephens led for all but the first 50 to win the women’s 200 fly in 2:10.18 with Ciara Schlossan – who’d overhauled the Englishwoman for silver by 0.01 in the 100 – second in 2:12.04.

Keanna Macinnes completed the podium in 2:13.94.

Kathleen Dawson won the 50 back in 28.38 ahead of Harris (28.50) who claimed her second medal of the night.

Scott Gibson won the men’s race in 35.51.

Tom Beeley upgraded 100 fly silver to win the men’s 200 gold in 2:00.08.

George Smith won the men’s 400IM in 4:24.00 while Michaela Glenister was the only woman inside 9mins in the 800 free to win in 8:48.37