Swimming: McNally aiming high for summer

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).

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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.