Tom Dean wins second gold medal as Team GB deliver incredible 4x200m relay final

Tom Dean has become the first Brit male swimmer to win more than one gold medal at a single Olympics in 113 years after an incredible relay win.

Team GB won the gold in a stunning 4x200m relay contest as Tom Dean becomes a double Olympic champion.

The team won the race by a staggering 3.2 seconds.

Russia came second to claim the silver medal while Australia took bronze with a third place finish.

Dean produced the performance of his life to triumph in the men’s 200m freestyle 24 hours earlier in a British record time, and he made a solid, if unspectacular, start in the relay race before his team-mates finished the job.

Tom Dean during the Mens 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay final

Alongside Dean was Duncan Scott, who claimed silver in Tuesday’s individual race, James Guy and Matthew Richards, and their time of six minutes and 58.58 seconds saw them bag Team GB’s third swimming gold of Tokyo 2020.

Dean is therefore the only British male swimmer to claim two golds at the same Games in more than a century, following in the footsteps of Henry Taylor, who prevailed in the men’s freestyle 400m and 1500m races in 1908.

Great Britain's Tom Dean, Matthew Richards and James Guy celebrate gold
The team celebrating the win

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