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Adam Peaty and James Guy lead mixed medley relay team to Olympic gold in Tokyo


Super Saturday has already seen two gold medal triumphs for Team GB, with the mixed medley team setting a new record time

Great Britain's Adam Peaty and James Guy celebrate winning the Mixed 4x100 metres medley relay at Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Great Britain’s Adam Peaty and James Guy celebrate winning the Mixed 4×100 metres medley relay at Tokyo Aquatics Centre

Adam Peaty and James Guy led our mixed medley relay team to an Olympic title in a World Record time today.

It was a triumphant Super Saturday for the Brits as they came home in the new record of 3:37:58.

Anna Hopkin on the last leg beamed with delight as China came in for silver and Australia took bronze.

It was Peaty’s second gold medal of Tokyo 2020 while Guy, 25, of Bury also collected his second Olympic title after the 4x200m freestyle.

Gury swam a magnificent third leg to take the team from way back in the field in fourth position to hand Anna Hopkin the lead.

There were hugs at the end as Guy punched the air in delight to send his British team mates wild in the stands.








From Left, Gold medallists Adam Peaty, James Guy, Anna Hopkin and Kathleen Dawson
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Peaty became the first Brit of all time to retain an Olympic title in the 100m breast stroke.

The 26-year-old from Uttoxeter, Staffs, now living and training in Loughborough, brought home our first Gold of the Games – and is due to go again in the men’s team medley early tomorrow.

Scots-born Kathleen Dawson, 23, now of Warrington, and 25-year-old Anna from Chorley also became Olympic champions.

Guy was also part of the team that won silver in the event in 2016.








It’s another gold for Team GB
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He said after his first gold of Tokyo 2020: “As a kid winning an Olympic gold medal was my absolute dream and to do it finally after 25 years is pretty emotional.”

Now he is a double Olympic champion. Born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, Kathleen, 23, learnt to swim at the Great Sankey Swimming Baths in Warrington before joining her first club – the Warriors of Warrington.

After initially being overlooked for the swimming team in favour of a boy in her lessons, Dawson became determined to work her hardest to make sure that never happened again.

While she has wanted to be an Olympian since primary school, the backstroke specialist credits London 2012 silver medallist Michael Jamieson as one of her main inspirations.









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