DUNCAN Scott has shown in Budapest that he is more than just a relay swimmer, but the collective events seem to bring the best out of the Scot after he added to his medal collection on the final night of the World Swimming Championships.

Crowned world champion in the 4x200m freestyle relay on Friday, Scott was back in relay action for the final event of the meet, anchoring Britain in the 4x100m medley relay.

Joined by Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty and James Guy, Scott was able to add silver to the freestyle gold, with a blistering split of 47.04 on the final leg ensuring the Brits held off the fast-finishing Russians.

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With a pair of individual near misses in the 100m and 200m freestyle, Scott has continued to establish himself on the world stage, but he admits that when it comes to the relay, he has no choice but to produce his best.

“It’s another similar position to last year, two medals in relays again which I’m obviously delighted with,” said the 20-year-old.

“They are both incredibly talented teams, the 4x2 and the 4x1 medley, hence why they both medalled. To be a part of it is incredible and to medal again is hugely delightful.

“When you’re going in [to the pool in the relay] there’s a bit more adrenaline because you don’t actually want to lose this lead. They put me in quite a nice position.

“I’m always pretty high up the field when I dive in, in the 4x1 medley. They make easy work for me which is always quite nice. The group of guys is phenomenal.

“When you’ve got those other three guys in the team, you’re going to be diving in a good position, so it’s just about focusing on your own race which I think is what I did.”

While the British quartet added World silver to the Olympic silver they managed last year, Scott’s next major meeting will be as a rival to his teammates.

At the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, the other three members of the relay squad will be competing for England, but Scott, and countryman Ross Murdoch, who had helped Britain through the heat here, will ensure there is a rivalry between the teams.

He added: “The Commonwealth Games next year, we’ll be splitting up, and we’ll see what happens then.

“It was another positive result and another step forward with this team which is good.”

While it was another successful night for Scott, the same was not true of compatriot Hannah Miley, who endured a tough finish to the meet.

She scraped through to the final of the 400m individual medley, and could not improve on her eighth placed seeding, with her time of 4:38.34 six seconds off the time she managed a year ago in Rio.

Miley has never been one to shirk hard work, however, and now she intends to use her disappointing end to the meet as the kick up the backside she needs.

In terms of physical preparation Miley had put in the miles, doing so in her new home at the performance centre in Aberdeen, but it was the mental aspect that let the 27-year-old conceded let her down.

She said: “That’s not ideal, it’s not what I came here for. I am pretty gutted with that, I was expecting a lot more from myself.

“I know physically I am ready for it but there’s obviously something psychologically that’s not quite there yet.

“I’ve still got a fair bit of work to do. It will give me the kick up the backside I need to get stuck back in for the next cycle and make sure the Commonwealth Games will be faster, a lot faster than that.

“It’s not that I didn’t have it in me, I knew I had it in me. My head wasn’t matching what my body was saying. It was a misfire there.

“I think physically I was in the best shape possible. But you can be physically great but it’s down to the mental side of things. I need to get stronger in my psychology.”

The final Scottish finalist of the evening was Kathleen Dawson, in the women’s 4x100m medley relay, with Britain naming a team of World Championship debutantes.

Brought in for the final, Dawson, who reached the final of the individual 100m backstroke, swam a split of 1:00.24 as the Brits came home in seventh, one place better than they had been seeded.

She said: “I was just in it to enjoy it really and to be in a race full of girls, this is their first Championships as well. It was a great experience for me and I really enjoyed it.”

Finally there was frustration for Mark Szaranek, who missed out on the final of the 400m.

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