James Guy Holds Off Duncan Scott to Win Indy 200 Free

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Great Britain’s James Guy laid off the gas at the end of his prelims race in the 200 free but still made the final as the sixth seed. He had no such luxury in the final, as he had to work hard to hold off countryman Duncan Scott and take the win.

Guy finished in 1:47.11, and Scott took second in 1:47.29. The two times rank No. 2 and 3 in the world this year, respectively, behind Japan’s Naito Ehara.

British swimmers ended up sweeping the podium as Stephen Milne touched third in 1:48.31.

Carmel’s Drew Kibler came in fourth at 1:49.47, just ahead of Japan’s Reo Sakata (1:49.52). The entire field broke 1:50 as Italy’s Filippo Magnini (1:49.76), Great Britain’s Nicholas Grainger (1:49.81) and Badger’s Zane Grothe (1:49.94) finished sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively.


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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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