Tokyo Olympics: Luke Greenbank claims bronze in the men’s 200m backstroke

Another one on the couch! Team GB takes its fifth swimming medal at the Tokyo Olympics, as Luke Greenbank claims bronze in the men’s 200m backstroke, while Russian Evgeny Rylov sets a new record to win gold

  • Luke Greenbank has won a bronze medal for Team GB in the 200m backstroke
  • The long-haired swimmer finished in a time of 1:54.72 – 1.45 seconds behind gold
  • Russia’s Evgeny Rylov triumphed as he came in with a new Olympic record

Luke Greenbank won Britain’s fifth swimming medal at this glorious Olympics with bronze in the 200m backstroke.

The 23-year-old Cumbrian finished in a time of 1:54.72sec – 1.45sec behind Russian Evgeny Rylov, who set a new Olympic record when he completed the 100m and 200m doubles.

Ryan Murphy of the USA came in third in a repeat of the top three at the 2019 World Championships.

Greenbank hasn’t cut his hair in two years as his long locks coincided with a turning point in his swimming fortune.

And the rising star, who trains under Adam Peaty’s coach Mel Marshall, is now likely to be out of trim after adding an Olympic medal to his ever-growing collection.

Luke Greenbank has boosted Team GB's medal win by claiming bronze in the 200m backstroke

Luke Greenbank has boosted Team GB’s medal win by claiming bronze in the 200m backstroke

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