Olympic swimmer Tom Dean has won the UK’s fourth gold medal at the Tokyo games.
Dean came first in the 200m freestyle with an impressive time of 1 minute 44.22 seconds. He had beaten his fellow Team GB competitor, Duncan Scott, by 0.04 seconds.
It was the first time since 1908 that two male British swimmers were standing together on the winners podium.
Despite contracting Covid twice in his lifetime, that didn’t stop Tom Dean from storming through the event and securing Britain’s third aquatic gold medal on his Olympic debut.
Duncan Scott has previously competed at the Olympics. Winning two silver medals at Rio in 2016 in the 4 X 200m freestyle and the 4 X 100m medley relay, Tuesday’s success makes this is third Olympic medal.