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Seven Brits named Tom have won Olympic medals -putting them 11th in medals table 

It’s time for Team Tom! Seven Brits who share the same first name have won Olympic medals including five golds – putting them 11th in medals table

  • Team GB’s stretched to 39 today with an equal number of gold, silver and bronze
  • Seven Britons medallist share the first name Tom – putting them 11th in the table
  • Tom Barras, Daley and George all born in 1994 at height of name’s popularity

What’s in a name? Well for Tom it’s currently a tally of nine Olympic medals – five of them gold.

Team GB has seen record success at the Tokyo Games so far, and they have a small ‘team of Toms’ to thank for an impressive quarter of their haul.

A rush of successes into this morning saw Britain go into fifth place in the medal table ahead of the Russians. 

Equestrian rider Tom McEwen, 30, won gold in the Team Eventing – Britain’s first for 49 years – before taking home a silver in the individual competition.

But the podium finishes also provided a boost to Team Tom. If all the British athletes named Tom were their own Olympic nation, their five gold medals would place them eleventh in the table, above Italy. 

Team GB has seen record success at the Tokyo Games so far, and they have a small ‘team of Toms’ to thank for an impressive quarter of their haul. Pictured: Tom Pidcock celebrates winning gold medal in the men’s cross country mountain biking

If all the British athletes named Tom were their own Olympic nation, their five gold medals would place them eleventh in the table, above Italy. Pictured: New Olympic champion diver Tom Daley

If all the British athletes named Tom were their own Olympic nation, their five gold medals would place them eleventh in the table, above Italy. Pictured: New Olympic champion diver Tom Daley

The first gold for the unofficial team came from Tom Pidcock, 22, who won the men’s mountain bike race at the start of last week.

This was was followed by diver Tom Daley realising his dream of winning Olympic gold in a stunning set of synchronised 10-metre platform with partner Matty Lee.

Over the next two days Britain had one of its best ever Olympics in swimming events, with Tom Dean winning gold in the Men’s 200m freestyle and Men’s 4 × 200m freestyle relay. 

Tom Barras also won silver in the quadruple sculls rowing and two Toms, Ford and George, were part of the men’s eight rowing team that claimed bronze.

Equestrian rider Tom McEwen, 30, won gold in the Team Eventing - Britain's first for 49 years - before taking home a silver in the individual competition

Equestrian rider Tom McEwen, 30, won gold in the Team Eventing – Britain’s first for 49 years – before taking home a silver in the individual competition

Team Tom now have nine medals.

The success of the Toms – mostly given the name ‘Thomas’ – may not however come as much of a surprise.

Diver Tom Daley and rowers Tom Barras and Tom George were all born in 1994 when Thomas was the most popular boy’s name – ahead of James, Jack and Daniel.

It was also the second most popular given name when Tom Pidcock was born in 1999 behind Jack, the most popular boys name from 1996 to 2008.

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