Tom Dean earns his second Olympic gold medal in as many days after triumphing in the men’s 4x200m freestyle final alongside team GB teammates Duncan Scott, Matt Richards and James Guy
Tom Dean became the first British man in 113 years to win two golds at the same Olympics when Team GB’s 4x200m freestyle relay quartet sensationally stormed to victory.
Dean and Duncan Scott, who won a historic one-two in Tuesday’s individual 200m freestyle, were joined by James Guy and Matthew Roberts who won in a time of 6 minutes 58.58 seconds, just three hundredths outside the world record.
They finished a massive 3.23sec ahead of the Russian Olympic Committee, with Australia taking bronze and the US, the former dominant force, trailing fourth.
Tom Dean (L) became the first Briton in 113 years to win two golds at the same Olympics when Team GB’s 4x200m freestyle relay quartet sensationally stormed to victory
Dean (L) was joined by James Guy (R) and Matthew Roberts (center) as they won the 4x200m freestyle relay
It is Britain’s third gold of these glorious Games – their best total since 1908 – and their fourth in total.
Scott and Guy were part of the Team GB quartet that won silver in this Rio 2016 relay behind a Michael Phelps-led US team.
But they’ve upgraded that here at the Tokyo Aquatics Center so Scott can now call himself an Olympic gold medalist after collecting three previous silver medals.
Team GB is now just two medals away from matching their best performance at an overseas Games – the six they claimed in Rio – and three less than the record seven they won in London in 1908.
Scott (second to R) was also part of Britain’s third gold of these glorious Games – their best total since 1908 – and their fourth in total
Dean said, “I can’t put it into words. I couldn’t yesterday and I can’t today. I cannot thank these guys enough. Unreal. I trained every day with this man, you can see how much it means to us.
“Just a big thank you to Callum Jarvis who is in the crowd. We couldn’t have done it without him.’
Scott, who won silver in the 200m freestyle on Tuesday, added: “For myself and Jimmy in particular, we’ve raced so many 4x2s.
In 2016 we came in second and that was a monster performance at the time. Matt in third was so controlled and the guys up front were executed. In the end we were this close to the world record. Anyway, I’m a little upset.’