Not often down the past 50 years… hold on. Never in the past 50 years has a British sprinter topped the world 100m freestyle rankings after most of the world’s leading nations have fired at global trials and championships. Duncan Scott just did it in a multi-pioneering blast that lasted 47.90 seconds and granted the 19-year-old a ticket to the World Championships as the first Brit inside 48sec a year beyond two silver medals in relays at the Rio Olympic Games. Take a gander at Scott. You’ll notice he’s got very little meat on his bones. Michael Phelps noticed it last year when he emerged from the 4x200m freestyle relay, another gold in his hand, to make a point of taking Scott by the hand and shaking it in very sincere fashion. He’d seen skill, speed, something special. Good spot
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