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Tom Dean and Duncan Scott win Olympic gold and silver medals for Team GB in men's 200m freestyle

Tom Dean became the first British man to win an Olympic freestyle gold in 113 years as he stormed to victory in a Team GB one-two with Duncan Scott.

The 21-year-old followed the lead of Adam Peaty as he touched the wall in the 200metres freestyle in a British record of 1min 44.2sec, just 0.04sec ahead of Scott in silver.

Dean's win was the fourth gold for Team GB at these Games and, with Scott's second place, they now have 10 medals altogether – three of them coming in the pool.

Tom Dean became the first British man to win an Olympic freestyle gold in 113 years

Duncan Scott won a third Olympic medal after he also won two relay silvers at Rio 2016

It was mechanical engineering student Dean's first medal against a full international field and he is just the second British man after Peaty to have struck gold in 33 years.

For Scott, this was a third Olympic medal after he also won two relay silvers at Rio 2016.

His time was also his personal best and he finished 0.44sec clear of Brazilian Fernando Scheffer, who won bronze.

It was the first time two Brits have shared the top two spots on an Olympic podium in swimming.

His time was also his personal best and he finished 0.44sec clear of Brazilian Fernando Scheffer

But Dean nevertheless stole the show and touched the wall in a British record of 1min 44.2sec

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