Dean and Scott secure amazing Team GB one-two in 200m freestyle final


ritain’s Tom Dean stunned teammate Duncan Scott to win a surprise gold in the men’s 200metre freestyle in a thrilling finish to the race.

Scott had gone into the final as the world No1 and the fastest qualifier while Dean was not quite as fancied on the basis of the qualifying times despite being ranked second in the world this year.

But it was Dean who pipped his teammate to the touch to win by just four hundredths of a second in a blanket finish as long-time leader Hwang Sunwoo faded suddenly, and just 0.36seconds separated first to fourth.

It doubled Britain’s gold-medal tally at these Games following as it did less than 24 hours after Adam Peaty’s gold in the 100m breaststroke.

It was tough on Scott for whom this is his No1 event, although he habitually gets better as swim meets progress and he has other chances for gold for the remaining days.

The result brought celebrations from Peaty while another British swimmer James Guy appeared to be in tears in the crowd as he celebrated the one-two.

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