Kathleen Dawson, Ross Murdoch and Cassie Wild join Duncan Scott in Great Britain Olympic swimming team

Three more Scottish swimmers are going to the Olympic Games.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 1:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 1:08 pm
Kathleen Dawson impressed hugely in the Olympic trials in London. Picture: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Kathleen Dawson Ross Murdoch and Cassie Wild will join Duncan Scott in the Great Britain team in Japan.

The trio are named today among 24 additional swimmers who will represent Team GB at Tokyo 2020.

This follows the second phase of selection after the British Swimming Selection Trials in London earlier this month.

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Ross Murdoch has been picked in the GB Olympic swimming team. Picture: Clive Rose/Getty Images

The 24 join the four pre-selected swimmers, Scott, Adam Peaty, James Wilby and Luke Greenbank, who were named back in January. The current team size now stands at 28.

Kirkcaldy-born Dawson was particularly impressive in London two weeks ago, winning the 100m and 200m backstroke, becoming the eighth fastest swimmer in history in the former.

Mark England, the Team GB Chef de Mission for Tokyo 2020, said: “The quality of this team is exceptionally high and the recent selection trials illustrated how dedicated each swimmer has been to earning their selection for Tokyo throughout what has undoubtedly been a very challenging period. Congratulations to everyone and we look forward to watching you all in action in Tokyo.”

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Cassie Wild is heading to Tokyo. Picture: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Chris Spice, the British Swimming Performance Director and Swimming Team Leader for Tokyo, said: “Of course, our work has only just begun and we now turn our attention to swimming faster in the summer which I know every athlete on this team is capable of. If we do this I am sure we can have a very successful Tokyo Games.”

Whilst the bulk of the team is now confirmed, further swimmers may be added in June as part of the third and final phase of the selection policy.

The forthcoming European Championships will be used to aid selection, with a primary focus on bolstering the potential for relay medals.

Team GB's Tokyo 2020 Swimming Squad:

2016 Olympic medallist Duncan Scott was pre-selected for the Tokyo Games. Picture: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Adam Peaty – Uttoxeter, Loughborough National Centre (pre-selected in January 2021)

Abbie Wood – Buxton, Loughborough National Centre

Aimee Willmott - Middlesborough, University of Stirling

Alicia Wilson - Tadworth, Guilford City

Alys Thomas – Swansea, Swansea University

Anna Hopkin – Chorley, Loughborough National Centre

Ben Proud – London, Bath University

Brodie Williams - Street, Bath National Centre

Calum Jarvis - Wadebridge, Bath National Centre

Cassie Wild - Chester, University of Stirling

Dan Jervis – Neath, Swansea University

Duncan Scott – Glasgow, University of Stirling (pre-selected in January 2021)

Freya Anderson – Upton (The Wirral), Bath National Centre

Harriet Jones – Cardiff, City of Cardiff

Jacob Peters - Poole, Bath National Centre

Jacob Whittle - Alfreton, Derventio Excel

James Guy – Bury, Bath National Centre

James Wilby – York, Loughborough National Centre (pre-selected in January 2021)

Joe Litchfield – Pontefract, Loughborough National Centre

Kathleen Dawson, Warrington, University of Stirling

Kieran Bird – Bicester, Bath National Centre

Luke Greenbank – Cockermouth, Loughborough National Centre (pre-selected in January 2021)

Matthew Richards - Droitwich, Bath National Centre

Max Litchfield – Pontefract, Loughborough National Centre

Molly Renshaw – Mansfield, Loughborough National Centre

Ross Murdoch – Balloch, University of Stirling

Sarah Vasey - Derby, Loughborough National Centre

Tom Dean – Maidenhead, Bath National Centre