A SENSATIONAL Duncan Scott came from behind in the final leg of the men's 4x100m medley relay at the World Aquatics Championships to claim gold for GB.

The Alloa native teamed up with Adam Peaty, James Guy and Luke Greenbank and swam the anchor freestyle leg to win with a new European record of 3:28.10.

Duncan brought it home despite trailing by 0.84seconds at the final turn, charging past team USA and Russia, denying the former yet another gold in an event they dominated for years.

He said: "To dethrone the Americans for the first time, for us to beat them, I've got to put that down as my best swim.

"To do it in a relay as well, I always love representing Great Britain.

"The boys come together really well, with the 4x200 in past years and now this as well.

"It's always pretty special to be part of these teams."

Duncan's individual time in the relay was 46.14seconds, within a tenth of American swimmer Jason Lezak's 46.06seconds split time record from the Beijing Olympics.

Such was the local swimming hero's effort, MSP Alexander Stewart has circulated a parliamentary motion of congratulations for support from colleagues.

The Conservative representative said: "This astonishing race saw 22-year-old Duncan pick up the mantle on the last leg behind Russia, and almost a full second behind leaders USA who were expected to win."

He congratulated the entire team, before adding: "His focus, professionalism and integrity are beyond reproach and he consistently puts in sterling performances in whatever races and events that he competes."