Tokyo Olympics: Britain snags another GOLD swimming medal – almost beating WR

Tokyo Olympics: Britain snags another GOLD swimming medal – almost beating WR

BRITAIN have scored another GOLD medal in the Tokyo Olympic games in a near world-record setting swim. Duncan Scott brought home the gold in the Men’s 4x200m freestyle relay following a fantastic race that beat out the competition by over 2 whole seconds.

GB won the race with a staggering time of 6:58.58 coming just milliseconds from the World Record time of 6:58:55.

ROC was second at 7:01.81 and Australia was third at 7:01.84.

Mark Foster, former freestyle world champion, told the BBC: “It was a demonstration at the end.

“I so wanted them to get the world record – but they will get it, because it is a young team.

“What a mature performance.”

The latest Gold medal now marks Britain’s fifth in the competition, cementing Team GB in fifth place behind Japan, the US, People’s Republic of China and ROC.

It also marks the first time Britain has won three swimming golds since 1908.

Speaking after the race, the four swimmers, Tom Dean, James Guy, Matthew Richards and Duncan Scott struggled to put the victory into words.

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Matthew Richards continued: “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.”

Lastly, Duncan Scott said: “For myself and Jimmy in particular we’ve been on so many 4x200s together.

“I think this is really special with those boys. Matt in third was so composed.

“So close to the world record, if anything I am a bit gutted we didn’t get it.”

Published at Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:10:00 +0000