Britain’s swimmers strike gold once more! Tom Dean earns his second Olympic gold medal in as many days after triumphing alongside Workforce GB team-mates Duncan Scott, Matt Richards and James Man in males’s 4x200m freestyle ultimate
Tom Dean turned the primary British man in 113 years to win two swimming golds on the similar Olympics as Workforce GB’s 4x200metres freestyle relay quartet sensationally stormed to victory.
Dean and Duncan Scott, who claimed an historic one-two in Tuesday’s particular person 200m freestyle, have been joined by James Man and Matthew Roberts as they gained in a time of 6min 58.58sec – simply three hundredths outdoors the world file.
They completed a mammoth 3.23sec forward of the Russian Olympic Committee, with Australia profitable bronze and the USA, the previous dominant pressure, trailing in fourth.
Tom Dean (L) turned the primary British man in 113 years to win two swimming golds on the similar Olympics as Workforce GB ‘s 4x200metres freestyle relay quartet sensationally stormed to victory
Dean (L) was joined by James Man (R) and Matthew Roberts (centre) as they gained the 4x200metres freestyle relay
It’s Nice Britain’s third gold of those wonderful Video games – their greatest tally since 1908 – and their fourth altogether.
Scott and Man have been a part of the Workforce GB quartet who gained a silver on this relay at Rio 2016 behind a Michael Phelps-led USA workforce.
However they upgraded that right here on the Tokyo Aquatics Centre with Scott now capable of name himself an Olympic gold medallist having collected three earlier silvers.
Workforce GB are actually solely two medals away from equalling their greatest haul at an abroad Video games – the six they claimed in Rio – and are three shy from the file seven they gained at London 1908.
Scott (second from R) was additionally a part of Nice Britain’s third gold of those wonderful Video games – their greatest tally since 1908 – and their fourth altogether
Dean stated: ‘I can not put it into phrases. I could not yesterday and I can not in the present day. I can not thank these boys sufficient. Unreal. I’ve skilled with this man each single day, you may see how a lot it means to us.
‘Only a massive thanks to Callum Jarvis who’s sitting within the crowd. We could not have completed it with out him.’
Scott, who gained silver within the 200m freestyle on Tuesday, added: ‘For myself and Jimmy specifically, now we have been on so many 4x2s.
In 2016 we got here second and that was a monster achievement on the time. Matt in third was so composed and the boys up entrance executed. We have been so near the world file in the long run. If something I am a bit gutted.’