Thu. Dec 2nd, 2021

It was the very first time given that 1908 that two male British swimmers have completed on the Olympic podium together.

” I was hectic with training while all of this (argument) was going on and I fully focused on training. I believe that it does not matter what you wear. Whats crucial is what is in your soul,” he stated.

If the Games had been held on schedule last year with her daddy struggling with brain cancer, McKeown would almost certainly not have actually been able to compete at Tokyo. He passed away in August.

But although the pair did not witness the raising of the nations tricolour flag when getting their medals, and were dressed in set without the nationwide sign, the procedures had little effect on Rylov.

McKeown types part of an excellent generation of Australian ladies swimmers and the current to see her golden goal become a reality.

Whats important is what is in your soul,” he said.

Rylov and Kolesnikov were completing under the banner of the Russian Olympic Committee as part of sanctions enforced for numerous doping scandals.

” Its not necessarily what I have actually been through, everybody has their own journey. It so happens I have had a difficult time,” she said when inquired about her preparations.

Olympic champion,” he stated. Its great to be able to state hes a good mate out of the pool.”

Scott had entered into the race as the slightly much faster swimmer and narrowly favoured for gold, but the blow of missing out was softened by his team mates joy.


Something I have actually dreamed of,” McKeown said. “To make it a reality is … truly fantastic,” she stated.

The 20-year-old McKeowns time was just 2 hundredths of a second shy of the world record she set in the Australian trials in June.

It was Britains second swimming gold following Adam Peatys success in the 100m breaststroke on Monday and left Dean assessing the adversity he has actually faced on his journey to ending up being Olympic champ.

In the guyss 100 backstroke, an event won by U.S. swimmers at the last six Games, Evgeny Rylov and Kliment Kolesnikov took leading areas on the podium with Rio champion Ryan Murphy of the United States coming 3rd.

” Its fantastic. Its a dream come to life having a gold around my neck … I contracted Covid twice in the last 12 months … being in my flat in seclusion, an Olympic gold was a million miles away,” he stated.

” Its definitely something that people imagine. Something I have actually dreamed of,” McKeown said. “To make it a reality is … really remarkable,” she stated.

” Im just grateful I have a great support team. A couple of individuals prior to the race turned up and said to simply have all the faith in the world that you have got this.”

McKeown provided a spectacular late fightback in the ladiess 100 backstroke to pip Canadas Kylie Masse and include to Ariarne Titmuss gold in the 400m free on Monday in addition to the team gold in the 4×100 freestyle relay.

Tom Dean won gold and group mate Duncan Scott the silver in the 200 freestyle as the two British swimmers left their rivals in their wake, Brazils Fernando Scheffer taking the bronze.

Russian guys had actually not won a swimming gold since 1996 when Alexander Popov and Denis Pankratov both topped the podium two times.

Britain enjoyed a one-two success in the guyss 200m freestyle, while Russian swimmers ended U.S. supremacy in the 100m backstroke and Kaylee McKeown gave Australias ladies more Olympic gold to celebrate at the Tokyo swimming pool.

” Just a huge credit to Tom Dean. That was amazing. Olympic champion,” he said. “To come along so far in the last 18 months, its an enjoyment to enjoy him. Its great to be able to say hes a good mate out of the swimming pool.”


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