Duncan Scott: ‘Loads’ to enhance on earlier than Paris 2024 Olympics

Duncan Scott with his four Olympic medals from Tokyo

Scottish swimmer Duncan Scott insists there may be “lots” to enhance on after his file haul on the Olympic Video games.

The 24-year-old grew to become the primary British athlete to win 4 medals at a single Video games.

His Tokyo haul consisted of gold within the 4x200m freestyle, whereas there have been silvers within the 200m freestyle, 200m medley and 4x100m medley.

“I am wanting ahead to the following cycle and it is solely three years to Paris 2024,” Scott informed BBC Radio Scotland.

“It will be fairly packed and I am actually excited for it.

“Subsequent yr is about as full as you’ll be able to actually get with not one of the governing our bodies talking to one another. There is a World Championships, Europeans, a Commonwealth Video games.

“Loads can change although, so I’ve received to take it yr by yr and see the place I am at. There are some actually fast 16-year-olds on the market and loads of individuals can come by means of.”

Wanting again on his success in Japan, Scott stated “each medal had such a special story”.

“There are blended feelings,” he defined. “The 4x200m freestyle was anger, reduction and different issues. I have been a part of that group for some time and we had been virtually gutted as nicely, being so near the world file.

“I used to be disenchanted initially with the 200m particular person medley however I did such an enormous private greatest, so I could not ask for rather more and it is also about respecting the competitors, who swam rather well.

“Now I’ve a while away from the water and it is about stress-free but in addition utilizing it to replicate on what have I realized. What went nicely and what did not and what can I enhance on, which is lots.”

With Scott accumulating two relay silvers at Rio 2016, solely cyclists Jason Kenny, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Hoy have extra Olympic medals on the British all-time checklist.

“It is not one thing I’ve set my sights on,” he stated. “Every sport is completely completely different.”

Scott’s proud mother and father organized a avenue celebration welcome dwelling, which got here as a pleasing shock, however he did admit to some post-competition blues.

“There are ups and downs,” he informed BBC Breakfast. “It is not simply the Olympics, it is each worldwide, yearly, there’s such a construct up.

“I like the surroundings, being within the bubble, sharing an condo with your folks. Then you definately come away and it is actually unusual. It is tough however my mother and father perceive that I will be in a temper for the primary couple of days once I get again.

“Everybody goes by means of the identical factor, so there are different individuals to talk to about it.

“However it’s very nice to be again with family and friends and also you rapidly get again into the routine.”

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