BREAKING NEWS: Tom Dean and Duncan Scott win gold and silver medals in the 200-meter freestyle – the first time since 1908 that two male Team GB swimmers have finished on the same Olympic podium – as a duo behind Adam Peaty’s success in the 100-meter breaststroke
Tom Dean became the first British man to win Olympic gold in freestyle in 113 years when he stormed to victory with Duncan Scott in a Team GB one-two.
The 21-year-old followed Adam Peaty’s lead when he hit the wall in the 200m freestyle in a British record of 1 minute 44.2 seconds, just 0.04 seconds ahead of Scott in silver.
Dean’s win was Team GB’s fourth gold at these Games and with Scott’s second place they now have a total of 10 medals – three of which are in the pool.
It was Dean’s first mechanical engineering student medal against an all-international field and he is only the second British man after Peaty to strike gold in 33 years.
For Scott, this was a third Olympic medal after he also won two silver relays in Rio 2016.
His time was also his personal best, finishing 0.44 seconds ahead of Brazilian Fernando Scheffer, who won bronze.
It was the first time that two Britons shared the top two places on an Olympic swimming podium.