Commonwealth Games 2018: Gold Coast, April 4-15

Great Scott, what an upset

Duncan Scott punches the water after his unexpected 100m freestyle win in 48.02sec. Chad le Clos (right), who tied for second, now has a joint-record 15 Commonwealth Games medals.
Duncan Scott punches the water after his unexpected 100m freestyle win in 48.02sec. Chad le Clos (right), who tied for second, now has a joint-record 15 Commonwealth Games medals.PHOTO: REUTERS

Come-from-behind win in 100m free leaves Olympic champ Chalmers, le Clos joint 2nd

Puffing out his cheeks several times as he dissected what had transpired in the pool behind him minutes earlier, Duncan Scott was struggling to find the words.

The 20-year-old had just produced the shock of the swimming programme at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games by winning the 100m freestyle final. He clocked 48.02sec and finished ahead of two of the Games' biggest stars, Chad le Clos and Kyle Chalmers, who dead-heated for second on 48.15.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2018, with the headline 'Great Scott, what an upset'. Print Edition | Subscribe