Swimming: McNally aiming high for summer

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Craig McNally confirmed that this summer’s World Championships are in his sights after a victory in the 17-and-over 200m backstroke at last night’s Scottish Gas Age Group Championships.

The Warrender 20-year-old failed to make London 2012 by just 0.1 secs, but he now looks back with a positive spin. “I made massive drops in my time even to get close to the Olympics so I could still be pleased,” he said after the 2:02.45 win at Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Pool. “In July there are the World Championships and, if I miss out, there are the World University Games.”

Caitlin McClatchey stepped out her sick bed to claim silver in the 50m freestyle (26.54) 
behind Eloise Barber (26.48).

Duncan Scott (FIRST) won the 15-years 200m backstroke and then set a Scottish junior and British age group record of 23.75 in taking the 50m freestyle. Aberdeen’s Emily Jones stopped Keri-Anne Payne claiming a fourth gold. Payne won the 17-years and over 400m freestyle, but Jones beat her in the 200m individual medley for a second gold after her 200m butterfly win.

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