The British pair of Tom Dean and Duncan Scott took gold and silver in the men’s double sculls final on Thursday, with Georgia Taylor-Brown taking bronze.
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On a good start to day four for Team GB, Tom Dean and Georgia Taylor-Brown went to the podium.
On the fourth day of the Tokyo Olympics, swimmer Tom Dean won Britain’s fourth gold medal, six months after contracting Covid for the second time.
The 21-year-old, who struggled to walk up stairs after catching the illness, won the 200m freestyle by 0.04 seconds over compatriot Duncan Scott.
Georgia Taylor-Brown, meanwhile, recovered from a puncture on the last lap of the bike leg to win triathlon silver.
Going into the race, the Briton was 22 seconds behind the four-man lead group.
But, with the exception of Bermuda’s Flora Duffy, she managed to hold off all of her competitors to finish in an emotional second place.
After Alex Yee’s victory on Monday, this is Britain’s second triathlon silver.
Tuesday is coming up.
09:00 BST: Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin, and Charlotte Fry of the United Kingdom compete in the dressage team final against Germany.
11:45 BST: The Great Britain gymnastics team competes in the women’s team final, which is anticipated to be a gold medal match between the United States and Russia.
Bianca Walkden competes in the taekwondo +67kg quarter-finals at 13:30 BST, hoping to make up for the early departure of her housemate Jade Jones.
‘Gold in the Olympics felt a million miles away.’
Dean’s Tokyo preparations were severely hampered by Covid, who forced him to miss more than six weeks of training after catching the disease twice.
“An Olympic gold felt a million miles away when I was sitting in my isolated apartment,” he added.
“In September and January, I had Covid. It wasn’t too terrible the first time. I couldn’t train the second time I completed the entire isolation period, so it was a gradual return to training.”
Scott, Dean’s teammate, was the favorite heading into the final after qualifying first, but he was beaten to the finish line in a close race.
With both men cheered on by Adam Peaty, who successfully defended his 100m breaststroke championship on Monday, the outcome marks Britain’s first swimming one-two in 113 years.
Taylor-Brown overcomes the elements of wind, rain, and tire rims to earn silver.
Taylor-Brown, 27, disclosed after the race that she had survived a stress fracture in her leg to qualify for the race, passing a last-minute fitness test a week before leaving for Tokyo.
“My training had gone so smoothly before then, so it was a bit of a shock,” she said, “but I knew I had all of that training under my belt.”
“It was important to me to keep it secret. You don’t want to expose your flaws to your competition.”
Tropical Storm Nepartak, which brought strong winds and heavy rain to the start line, threw her preparations for a race in hot, humid circumstances.
Then, on the bike leg, she was up with the leaders until she slipped back on the last kilometer of the 40-kilometer cycling leg due to a flat rear tyre.
She later said that she “panicked” when the event occurred.
“I was at a loss for what to do, so I just rode out on the flat. It was a panicked situation, but it paid off “she said to Sport.
Bermuda’s gold medalist Duffy made history by being the smallest country to ever win an Olympic gold medal.
What else has taken place?
Osaka was playing for the first time in two months after withdrawing from the French Open due to mental health concerns.
- Naomi Osaka of Japan, who ignited the Olympic torch during the opening ceremony, was defeated by Marketa Vondrousova in the third round.
- Caroline Dubois of the United Kingdom progressed to the last 16 of the lightweight tournament with a convincing win over Donjeta Sadiku of Kosovo, while Pat McCormack of the United Kingdom advanced to the final 16 of the welterweight event with a win over Aliaksandr Radzionau of Belarus.
- The men’s hockey team of the United Kingdom was defeated 5-1 by Germany, putting an end to a campaign that had started with victories against South Africa and Canada.
- After losing their last group match against Fiji in a rematch of the Rio 2016 final, Great Britain’s men’s sevens team will play the United States in the quarter-finals.
- Kathleen Dawson of the United Kingdom placed sixth in the 100m backstroke, while Freya Anderson failed to qualify for the 200m freestyle.