British swimming Olympians have landed back in the UK from Tokyo after returning from their most successful Games.
Team GB finished third in the swimming medal table behind the US and Australia. They won eight medals this past week. The squad returned with a haul of four golds, beating the UK’s previous best performance, in the 1908 Games in London.
They also brought back three silvers and a bronze – bettering their previous best tally in the pool of seven.
Medal performances in Tokyo included gold and a world record in the first ever Olympic mixed 4x100m medley relay, an historic gold and silver for Tom Dean and Duncan Scott in the 200m freestyle – the first time since 1908 that Britain have secured a first – second finish in the Olympic pool and gold for Adam Peaty in the 100m breaststroke, becoming the first Briton to defend an Olympic swimming title.
With one gold and three silvers, Scott also became the first British athlete from any sport to win four medals at one Olympic…