Tokyo Olympics: How Duncan Scott’s tunnel imaginative and prescient helped him make historical past

Tokyo Olympics: How Duncan Scott's tunnel vision helped him make history

Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Duncan Scott says he arrived in Tokyo targeting four gold medals. He leaves with one, but also the momentous distinction of having made Olympics history for Great Britain.

At just 24, the Scottish swimmer is the first British athlete to win four medals at a single Games.

His Tokyo haul was completed in the men’s 4x100m medley relay on Sunday, adding a third silver after also finishing runner-up in the 200m freestyle and 200m medley. His sole gold came in the 4x100m medley.

Scott has blocked out all distractions – even family members – to focus his tunnel vision on performing at his peak.

“It doesn’t quite feel real yet,” he told BBC Scotland. “It’s been quick between each swim and every time I’ve just parked it and moved on to the next one.

“I’ve had great support…