Tom Dean takes gold & Duncan Scott silver for GB in 200m freestyle

TOKYO (BBC): Tom Dean claimed a stunning gold and Duncan Scott silver to ensure a British one-two in a fast, closely-fought 200m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics.
Dean touched home in one minute 44.22 seconds, securing a British record in his debut Games.
Scott finished just 0.04secs behind his team-mate, with Fernando Scheffer of Brazil taking bronze. It is the first time since 1908 that two male British swimmers have finished on the Olympic podium together.
The 21-year-old Dean had a difficult build-up to Tokyo after twice contracting coronavirus in 2020, which at one stage left him unable to “walk up the stairs without coughing and wheezing”. Unable to train for three weeks on each occasion, he told BBC Sport it had been a real setback “physically and mentally” prior to the Games.
“The three week build-up back to training had to be structured to prevent any long-term damage to my heart and lungs, so it was scary,” he explained.
“It was upsetting because no-one takes six weeks off in the build-up to an Olympics. It was a real shock to the system.”
Despite the disruption, he arrived at the Games as the second-fastest man in the year, behind Scott. “When I was sitting in my flat in isolation, an Olympic gold seemed a million miles off,” he said.