Tokyo Olympics: Tom Dean takes gold, plus silvers for Duncan Scott and Georgia Taylor-Brown

Tom Dean and Georgia Taylor-Brown


Tom Dean and Georgia Taylor-Brown took to the podium on a successful start to day four for Team GB

Swimmer Tom Dean sensationally clinched Britain’s fourth gold of the Tokyo Games on day four of the Olympics, six months after he contracted Covid for a second time.

The 21-year-old, who struggled to walk up stairs after contracting the virus, edged out compatriot Duncan Scott by 0.04secs in the 200m freestyle.

Elsewhere, Georgia Taylor-Brown fought back from a puncture on the last lap of the bike leg to take triathlon silver.

The Briton was 22 seconds off the four-strong leading pack going into the run.

But she reeled in all her rivals except for Bermuda’s Flora Duffy to claim an emotional second-place finish.

It is Britain’s second triathlon silver after Alex Yee’s success on Monday.

Meanwhile, there was disappointment for Bianca Walkden in the women’s +67kg taekwondo semi-finals as she was stunned by South Korea’s Lee Da-bin in a 25-24 defeat.

Walkden was a GB favourite to win gold but…