Dean, Duncan Scott, Matthew Richards and James Guy produced a superb display in Tokyo.
Annemiek van Vleuten is an Olympic champion -- it is OFFICIAL! The former time trial world champion was in a class of her own with Switzerland's Marlen Reusser the only other of the 25 starters to get within a minute of her 30:13.49. A laughing Van Vleuten joked "I'm number one right" at the finish on the picturesque racing circuit -- virtually what she said on Sunday when she crossed the line celebrating, not realising that Austrian breakaway rider Anna Kiesenhofer had beaten her by more than a minute.
From growing up in a small town in Tasmania to winning two gold medals at her first Olympic Games, Ariarne Titmus said she has proved anything is possible if you believe in yourself after the Australian took the 200m freestyle title at the Tokyo Olympics. Titmus, dubbed the 'Terminator', accelerated in the final metres to touch just ahead of Hong Kong's Siobhan Haughey and finish far ahead of favourite Katie Ledecky, who she beat for a second time after winning the 400m freestyle on Monday.
Great Britain’s swimmers raced to further Olympic history on Wednesday morning, clinching gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay to make it a hat-trick of victories in the pool for the first time since 1908. Tom Dean and Duncan Scott, who had finished first and second in the individual 200m freestyle on Tuesday morning, were joined in the relay team by James Guy and Matthew Richards and delivered a dominant performance, winning in a time of 6 min 58.58 sec. It was a new national and European record,