BREAKING NEWS: Tom Dean and Duncan Scott win gold and silver medals in 200m freestyle – the first time since 1908 two male Team GB swimmers have finished on same Olympic podium – as duo back up Adam Peaty’s 100m breaststroke success
Tom Dean became the first British man to win an Olympic freestyle gold in 113 years as he stormed to victory in a Team GB one-two with Duncan Scott.
The 21-year-old followed the lead of Adam Peaty as he touched the wall in the 200metres freestyle in a British record of 1min 44.2sec, just 0.04sec ahead of Scott in silver.
Dean’s win was the fourth gold for Team GB at these Games and, with Scott’s second place, they now have 10 medals altogether – three of them coming in the pool.
It was mechanical engineering student Dean’s first medal against a full international field and he is just the second British man after Peaty to have struck gold in 33 years.
For Scott, this was a third Olympic medal after he also won two relay silvers at Rio 2016.
His time was also his personal best and he finished 0.44sec clear of Brazilian Fernando Scheffer, who won bronze.
It was the first time two Brits have shared the top two spots on an Olympic podium in swimming.