sport news Team GB swimmer Duncan Scott inspired by Michael Phelps in bid to win FIVE ...

sport news Team GB swimmer Duncan Scott inspired by Michael Phelps in bid to win FIVE ...
sport news Team GB swimmer Duncan Scott inspired by Michael Phelps in bid to win FIVE ...
Duncan Scott inspired by American legend Michael Phelps - who once described the Team GB swimmer as a top talent - in Scottish star's bid to win FIVE medals at Tokyo Olympics

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He announced himself by swimming faster than the man with the most medals of them all. Now Duncan Scott plans to turn his potential into his own Michael Phelps-esque Olympic haul.

The 24-year-old may still be best known at home as the bloke who refused to share a podium with Chinese drug cheat Sun Yang after finishing behind him at the 2019 World Championships.

But he actually made a name for himself back at Rio 2016, when in the 4x200metres freestyle relay he clocked a quicker leg than Phelps, despite Great Britain eventually trailing the USA to claim silver.

Duncan Scott is planning a Michael Phelps-esque Olympic haul at Tokyo 2020 this summer

Duncan Scott is planning a Michael Phelps-esque Olympic haul at Tokyo 2020 this summer

Former Team USA swimmer Phelps has won the most swimming Olympic medals of all-time

Former Team USA swimmer Phelps has won the most swimming Olympic medals of all-time

Scott cherishes a photograph of Phelps seeking him out after that race for a congratulatory handshake, and the Olympic legend later described the Brit as a top talent.

'He's someone who I've looked up to

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