It is time for Workforce Tom! Seven Brits who share the identical first identify have gained Olympic medals together with 5 golds – placing them eleventh in medals desk
- Workforce GB’s stretched to 39 right now with an equal variety of gold, silver and bronze
- Seven Britons medallist share the primary identify Tom – placing them eleventh within the desk
- Tom Barras, Daley and George all born in 1994 at top of identify’s reputation
What’s in a reputation? Properly for Tom it is at the moment a tally of 9 Olympic medals – 5 of them gold.
Workforce GB has seen file success on the Tokyo Video games up to now, they usually have a small ‘group of Toms’ to thank for a powerful quarter of their haul.
A rush of successes into this morning noticed Britain go into fifth place within the medal desk forward of the Russians.
Equestrian rider Tom McEwen, 30, gained gold within the Workforce Eventing – Britain’s first for 49 years – earlier than taking dwelling a silver within the particular person competitors.
However the podium finishes additionally offered a lift to Workforce Tom. If all of the British athletes named Tom had been their very own Olympic nation, their 5 gold medals would place them eleventh within the desk, above Italy.
Workforce GB has seen file success on the Tokyo Video games up to now, they usually have a small ‘group of Toms’ to thank for a powerful quarter of their haul. Pictured: Tom Pidcock celebrates successful gold medal within the males’s cross nation mountain biking
The primary gold for the unofficial group got here from Tom Pidcock, 22, who gained the lads’s mountain bike race at first of final week.
This was was adopted by diver Tom Daley realising his dream of successful Olympic gold in a surprising set of synchronised 10-metre platform with associate Matty Lee.
Over the following two days Britain had one in all its greatest ever Olympics in swimming occasions, with Tom Dean successful gold within the Males’s 200m freestyle and Males’s 4 × 200m freestyle relay.
Tom Barras additionally gained silver within the quadruple sculls rowing and two Toms, Ford and George, had been a part of the lads’s eight rowing group that claimed bronze.
Workforce Tom now have 9 medals.
The success of the Toms – principally given the identify ‘Thomas’ – could not nonetheless come as a lot of a shock.
Diver Tom Daley and rowers Tom Barras and Tom George had been all born in 1994 when Thomas was the preferred boy’s identify – forward of James, Jack and Daniel.
It was additionally the second hottest given identify when Tom Pidcock was born in 1999 behind Jack, the preferred boys identify from 1996 to 2008.