Adam Peaty helps Team GB storm to gold in the mixed 4×100 medley relay after magnificent effort to catch up the USA and comfortably seal victory and set a world record in the process
Adam Peaty and James Guy secured their second and Team GB’s fourth gold medal in the Tokyo pool with an incredible win in the inaugural Olympic mixed 4x100metres medley relay.
The quartet of Kathleen Dawson, Peaty, Guy and Anna Hopkin clocked a new world record of 3min 37.58sec to beat China by 1.28sec, with Australia in third. The USA, anchored by Caeleb Dressel, could only finish fifth.
The stunning victory took Great Britain’s medal tally here at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre up to seven – matching their record from a single Games, dating way back to London 1908.
Team GB had qualified fastest for the final of this event which had been added to the Olympic programme for the first time.
They trailed in fifth after Dawson’s backstroke leg, but Peaty’s 56.78sec breaststroke leg pulled the Brits back into contention. A brilliant butterfly from Guy then gave Hopkin the lead and she was able to hang on.
Adam Peaty’s heroics helped Team GB cruise to gold in the 4x100m mixed medley relay