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4 x 200 Relay: 7 into 4 doesn’t go

It was the event with possibly the most expectation, and in the end by virtue of its relay implications was the only one that raised any significant disquiet in terms of the Olympic team selection. Mindful that they were taking the world champion men’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay to Rio Britain’s selectors opted to to keep their options wide open, selecting no fewer than 7 swimmers for that squad from which to perm a team of four.

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Scott fixes sights on Rio Relays

The week at trials in Glasgow was going quite well for Duncan Scott as the last evening session got underway. He was by then national champion in the 100m freestyle in a personal best time, and potentially had booked a spot in the medley relay, but there was nothing concrete leading into the final event of the whole meet. And that last event? The 200m freestyle, possibly the most competitive men’s event of the week,

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