Duncan Scott Named Scotland Flag Bearer For Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony

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20-year-old Duncan Scott of Scotland was selected by Scottish team management to be the flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

He had the biggest medal haul by a male swimmer at the Games last week in Australia. Scott picked up six total medals, including a gold in the 100 free to upset Australian Olympic Champion Kyle Chalmers swimming in front of the pro-Aussie crowd.

Scott also won a silver in the 200 IM and a bronze in the 200 free and 200 fly. He picked up two bronzes in the free relays for Team Scotland. He was Scotland’s most decorated athlete at any Commonwealth Games.

Scott joins the likes of swimmers Gregor Tait (2006) and Alison Sheppard (2002) as flag bearers for Scotland at the Closing Ceremony.

Speaking about his selection, Duncan said: “To be flag bearer is a complete honour. It’s something we speak about as swimmers, and I’m just immensely proud. It’s not something that many people get the chance to do, it’s only a select few, two people per Games. To be selected for that is an absolute honour. It’s the most medals we’ve ever won at an overseas Games so to lead the team out to close it is just incredible.

“I’m delighted with how I’ve performed up against the best in the world. It’s been great to show just how much quality we have in Scottish Swimming. We had so many amazing performances, including some that haven’t been shown on the medal table. To be named flag bearer and to represent swimming and Team Scotland is really special.”

Team Scotland contributed to this report.

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