OM James Guy and Team GB reach Olympic victory

Team GB strike gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay securing a hat-trick of victories in the water for the first time since 1908.

James Guy, Duncan Scott, Tom Dean and Matthew Richards dominated the race finishing 6 min 58.58 sec, setting a new national and European record, more than three seconds ahead of the Russian Olympic Committee who won silver, and only 0.03 seconds outside the world record set by Team USA.

James had a powerful leg and managed to create a narrow lead for the pre-race favourites by the halfway stage with his split of 1:44.40, playing a vital part in Team GB reaching the podium. It was James’s second fastest time he has swam.

James attended Prep and Senior from 2008-2014 and was a swimming scholar during his time at the school. He was coached by OM and Director of Swimming Euan Dale who is also in Tokyo as part of the GB coaching team. Euan saw James win two silver medals at Rio and will continue to watch poolside during his Tokyo campaign.

Euan said “I am so proud of James and Team GB for their fantastic achievement. This really is the pinnacle of professional sport. It’s amazing to see our OM’s stand up on the blocks and perform to the best of their ability against the best in the world. Millfield really has the Olympic medicine.”

James will be competing in the 100m Fly, 4x100m Mixed Medley and the 4x100m Men’s Medley over the next few days.

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