ALLOA’S Duncan Scott won his first Olympic Gold of the Tokyo 2020 Games after helping Team GB win the Men’s 4x200m Freestyle final.

Scott, less than 24 hours after winning a silver medal in Men’s 200m Freestyle Final early on Tuesday morning, beat the Russian Olympic Team alongside Tom Dean, James Guy and Matthew Richards.

Their time of 6:58:58 is the third-fastest time in history and sets a new European record.

Narrowly missing out on a world record, Scott said: “"We were so close to the world record in the end, if anything I'm a bit gutted."

Duncan’s coaching team from the University of Stirling were delighted with his performance.

Steven Tigg, head performance swim coach at the University of Stirling, coaches Duncan Scott as part of the University’s high performance swim programme and is in Tokyo having been selected as a Team GB coach.

He said: “It was an amazing display from Duncan and the relay team – they are Olympic champions.

“The Olympics is about managing the emotional highs and lows that come with the drama of such tight, high-level competition.

“We'll continue to pursue team and individual performances over the coming days by managing our energy and prioritising further success.

“Some of the athletes have now finished competing but remain fully engaged in the competition, providing incredible support networks to the team.

“We can't wait to keep getting in the water and doing what we love. We feel really privileged and all appreciate the support from home at the University of Stirling and local area.”

Cathy Gallagher, executive director of sport at the University of Stirling, said: “Duncan Scott and his Team GB teammates have yet again produced inspirational performances on the world stage – this time delivering Olympic gold.

“I offer my personal congratulations – and send the best wishes of all at the University of Stirling – to Duncan on his first Olympic gold medal, adding to his three silvers.

“Duncan’s professionalism is second to none and this is a well-deserved reward – and a career milestone – for his years of hard work, both in and out of the pool.

“There are many bleary eyes on the University of Stirling campus this morning after our early start cheering on Duncan and the team – but our alarms are already set for the coming days, with our swimmers and our Trinidadian judoka Gabriella Wood set for further action in Tokyo.”

Scott will perform again later this evening in the Men's 200m Individual Medley heats.