Luke Greenbank seals bronze for Team GB in men’s 200m backstroke


uke Greenbank added another medal to Team GB’s swimming haul with bronze in the men’s 200metre backstroke final in Tokyo on Friday.

It took the British swimming team’s tally to five – three gold, a silver and now a bronze – with two days of action still remaining in the pool.

Greenbank had posted an impressive time in his semi-final to mark himself out as a medal contender.

And the training partner of Tokyo gold medallist Adam Peaty – they share the same coach in Mel Marshall – backed that up with a place on the podium.

The gold had always looked destined to go to Evgeny Rylov, of the Russian Olympic Committee, who led from start to finish to break the Olympic record in the process.

Greenbank had always been an impressive youth swimmer and won bronze at the 2019 World Championships in the same event, where he was also part of Britain’s gold-medal-winning 4x200m medley relay, who will bid for gold later at the weekend.

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