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GLASGOW 2104: Daniel Wallace storms back for silver

Berwickshire's Daniel Wallace celebrates winning silver in the 200m individual medley finalPicture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

Berwickshire's Daniel Wallace celebrates winning silver in the 200m individual medley finalPicture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

Berwickshire swimmer Daniel Wallace secured another silver for Scotland as he came second in the men’s 200m individual medley to claim his third medal of the Commonwealth Games.

The former Duns swimmer came from last to finish second behind Australia’s Daniel Tranter in a pulsating race.

The former Chirnside Primary School pupil, now based at the University of Florida, had already won gold in the men’s 400m individual medley and silver as part of Scotland men’s 4x200m freestyle relay team.

He followed his Braveheart-style celebration by entering the arena wearing a kilt before stripping to his trunks.

He said: “It feels phenomenal to have won another medal.”

“I didn’t expect to do that well last week, but after what happened I knew I had it in me to get a medal, and I’m just so happy I did that today.

“Wearing the kilt was a bit of a team decision. With us being the home nation, we wanted to show our pride off. It was a little special thing for the fans. I hope they enjoyed it.

“We said, ‘Let’s step our game up on the last night’.

“Performance-wise I think I did that and the emotions I had when I was walking out were amazing. The crowd were amazing, they stepped their game up too. It’s something I will never forget.

“This is the best competition I’ve been to ever in my life. I don’t think anything will ever top this.”

 

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