Newly-crowned Olympic champion Tom Dean admitted he was ‘lost for words’ after shattering the British record to pip his team-mate Duncan Scott to gold.
Dean, who has twice contracted Covid and spent seven weeks out of the pool in the last 12 months while he recovered, clocked 1:44.22 to touch 0.04 ahead of Scott in a thrilling 200m Freestyle race.
It sealed the first one-two for Britain in an Olympic swimming final since 1908.
It was an incredible performance from Dean, who knocked 0.36 seconds off his lifetime best to seal top spot on the podium.
He said: “I knew it was going to be a dogfight – I didn’t know how people were going to swim it.