British swimmer Dean wins men's 200m freestyle gold at Tokyo Olympics

Tom Dean reacts after winning the final of the men’s 200m freestyle in Tokyo. (Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
27/07/2021 10:25 AM

TOKYO, July 27 -- Tom Dean and Duncan Scott led a one-two finish for Britain in the men's 200m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Tuesday, reported Xinhua.

The 21-year-old Dean sprinted for the for the gold in one minute and 44.22 seconds, with world’s bronze medalist Scott 0.04 seconds behind.

Brazilian Fernando Scheffer took the bronze in 1:44:66.

South Korean swimmer Hwang Sun-woo, who led the first 150m, ended up in the seventh place.