Tom Dean made more history in the pool as Team GB swam to a historic gold medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay at 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The 21-year-old was part of the quartet that produced an emphatic display to secure yet another gold medal for Great Britain at the Games, and his second in as many days.
Dean’s roommate and individual 200m freestyle silver medallist Duncan Scott, 24, James Guy, 25, and 18-year-old Matthew Richards made up the team that stormed to victory.
Team GB finished an impressive 3.2 seconds ahead of second-placed Russia, while Australia came home in third.
The win meant Dean became the first British male swimmer to win more than one gold medal at a single Olympics since 1908, 113 years ago.
The double Olympic champ said after the race: “I can’t put this into words. I couldn’t yesterday. I can’t thank these boys enough.”
Guy, who was in tears after watching his teammate win the individual 200m freestyle yesterday, has now tasted Olympic glory himself and was feeling very emotional.
“As a kid dreaming of an Olympic gold medal was my dream. After 25 years, to do it finally, it’s very emotional.
He added: “With these four we have the best freestylers in the world. It’s a dream come true.”
Richards, the youngest member of the team, added: “When you’re racing with guys like this, having a great leg comes easy.
“When you know you have one of the best freestylers in the world going after you it gives you confidence. Money can’t buy it.”
While Scott was delighted to win a gold medal, he wished the team were able to achieve one more thing during the race, which would have been the icing on the cake.
“For myself and Jimmy in particular we’ve been on so many 4x200s together. I think this is really special with those boys,” he explained.
“Matt in third was so composed. So close to the world record, if anything I am a bit gutted we didn’t get it.”
Despite missing out on the world record, the Brits still recorded the fifth fastest time in Olympic history at 6:58:58.
Dean began the race before handing over to Guy, who produced an outstanding leg to put Team GB into the lead.
Richards tore away from the rest of the field on the penultimate leg, before handing over to Scott to finish the job on what was another spectacular day for Great British swimming.