Team GB win SILVER in men’s 4x100m medley to take their pool medal to a best-ever EIGHT, but USA earn gold with new world record
Team GB surpassed their best ever Olympic medal win in swimming with silver in the men’s 4x100m medley.
The world champion quartet of Luke Greenbank, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Duncan Scott were defeated in a thrilling finish by the USA, who set a new world record of 3 minutes 27.51 seconds.
That saw Britain finish in the Tokyo Aquatics Center with four golds, three silvers and one bronze, a total of eight better than the seven they won in London in 1908.
Team GB eclipsed their best ever Olympic medal win in swimming with silver in the men’s 4x100m medley
The US set a new world record by beating Great Britain with the gold medal on Sunday morning
Scott also became the first British athlete in a sport to win four medals in a single Games, while Peaty and Guy each won their third.
Greenbank, the bronze medalist in the 200m backstroke, started for Team GB, but they were back in seventh place when he completed his leg.
Peaty was next, however, and swam the fastest breaststroke break in history with a time of 56.53sec to give Great Britain a lead.
Guy, who had won gold here in two other relays, was chased by the American great Caeleb Dressel in the butterfly while Scott dived in second.
And the Scottish swimmer was unable to chase American anchorman Zach Apple despite an impressive swim, as the British finished 0.73 seconds with their own new European record.
Peaty swam fastest chest break in history, but it was enough to see Britain win gold