Tom Dean makes his second Olympic gold medal in as lots of days after thriving along with Team GB team-mates Duncan Scott, Matt Richards and James Guy in guyss 4x200m freestyle finalBy David Coverdale For Mailonline Published: 04:42, 28 July 2021
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Updated: 05:30, 28 July 2021 Tom Dean became the very first British man in 113 years to win 2 swimming golds at the very same Olympics as Team GBs 4x200metres freestyle relay quartet sensationally stormed to victory.Dean and Duncan Scott, who declared a historical one-two in Tuesdays private 200m freestyle, were signed up with by James Guy and Matthew Roberts as they won in a time of 6min 58.58 sec– simply three hundredths outside the world record.They ended up a mammoth 3.23 sec ahead of the Russian Olympic Committee, with Australia winning bronze and the USA, the former dominant force, tracking in 4th. Tom Dean (L) ended up being the first British male in 113 years to win 2 swimming golds at the very same Olympics as Team GBs 4x200metres freestyle relay quartet sensationally stormed to triumph Dean (L) was signed up with by James Guy (R) and Matthew Roberts (centre) as they won the 4x200metres freestyle relayIt is Great Britains 3rd gold of these remarkable Games– their best tally because 1908– and their 4th altogether.Scott and Guy were part of the Team GB quartet who won a silver in this relay at Rio 2016 behind a Michael Phelps-led USA team.But they updated that here at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre with Scott now able to call himself an Olympic gold medallist having collected 3 previous silvers.Team GB are now just 2 medals away from equalling their finest haul at an abroad Games– the six they declared in Rio– and are three shy from the record seven they won at London 1908. Scott, who won silver in the 200m freestyle on Tuesday, added: For myself and Jimmy in particular, we have been on so many 4x2s.