Tokyo Olympics: Nice Britain’s medal rush within the pool continues as Staff GB’s rowers win bronze within the males’s eight | World Information


Staff GB has had a giant day within the pool, with medals for swimmers Duncan Scott and Luke Greenbank on the Tokyo Olympics.

Scott received the silver medal within the 200m particular person medley and Greenbank received the bronze medal within the males’s 200m backstroke.

The 24-year-old already had a gold medal from the lads’s 4x200m freestyle relay and a silver medal within the particular person self-discipline.

He was in fifth place heading into the medley’s closing 50m on Friday morning, however he discovered one other gear to energy into second place, ending simply 0.28 seconds behind Shun Wang of China.

Scott instructed the BBC: “It was all the time going to be tight, it was all the time going to be thrilling.

“I am actually proud of the swim. It simply wasn’t fairly there.”

Greenbank had certified second quickest the morning’s closing and began properly, sitting simply behind Evgeny Rylov of the Russian Olympic Committee after the primary size.

By the midway level, Greenbank had been overtaken by American Ryan Murphy however he managed to hold on for third place with a ending time of 1 minute and 54.72 seconds – simply 1.45s behind gold medallist Rylov.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Swimming - Men's 200m Backstroke - Medal Ceremony - Tokyo Aquatics Centre - Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Evgeny Rylov of the Russian Olympic Committee, Ryan Murphy of the United States and Luke Greenbank of Britain pose on the podium with the gold, silver and bronze medal respectively REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Backstrokers Evgeny Rylov of the Russian Olympic Committee, Ryan Murphy of america and Luke Greenbank of Britain

Greenbank, 23, instructed the BBC: “It is superb. A dream come true. I am so joyful and over the moon.

“My first reminiscence of swimming is watching the Beijing Olympics.

“It has all the time been a life ambition of mine so to come back away with a medal, a person medal as properly, is completely superb.”

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Rowing - Men's Eight - Final A - Sea Forest Waterway, Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Coxwain Henry Fieldman of Britain, Joshua Bugajski of Britain, Jacob Dawson of Britain, Thomas George of Britain, Mohamed Sbihi of Britain, Charles Elwes of Britain, Oliver Wynne-Griffith of Britain, James Rudkin of Britain and Tom Ford of Britain REUTERS/Leah Millis
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The lads’s eight: Coxwain Henry Fieldman, Joshua Bugajski, Jacob Dawson, Thomas George, Mohamed Sbihi, Charles Elwes, Oliver Wynne-Griffith, James Rudkin and Tom Ford
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Rowing - Men's Eight - Medal Ceremony - Sea Forest Waterway, Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Bronze medallists coxwain Henry Fieldman of Britain, Joshua Bugajski of Britain, Jacob Dawson of Britain, Thomas George of Britain, Mohamed Sbihi of Britain, Charles Elwes of Britain, Oliver Wynne-Griffith of Britain, James Rudkin of Britain and Tom Ford of Britain with their medals REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw
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The lads’s eight workforce with their bronze medals

Elsewhere Nice Britain’s rowers needed to accept a bronze medal after a high-octane males’s eight race during which New Zealand claimed gold and Germany narrowly received the silver.

The workforce – Josh Bugajski, Jacob Dawson, Tom George, Mohamed Sbihi, Charles Elwes, Oliver Wynne-Griffith, James Rudkin, Henry Fieldman, and Tom Ford – weren’t thought of medal favourites forward of the race.

Nevertheless, the medal is Britain’s second within the Tokyo Olympics rowing regatta after a silver within the males’s quadruple sculls on Wednesday.

A bit earlier, there was disappointment for Staff GB’s Vicky Thornley, who agonisingly missed out on a medal within the ladies’s single sculls on the Sea Forest Waterway.

She misplaced out on bronze to Austria’s Magdalena Lobnig – and had been bidding for a second Olympic medal after successful double sculls silver alongside Dame Katherine Grainger in Rio 5 years in the past.

New Zealand’s Emma Twigg received the gold medal.

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Thornley mentioned: “Fourth is hard, however I do not suppose I may have carried out any extra, particularly within the second half of the race.

“I did not have fairly sufficient on the finish, however I’m pleased with what I’ve delivered during the last eight days. There have been some hellish days, particularly the three days ready for the semi-final.

“The final 5 years have been unbelievable – a few of my darkest days and a few of my greatest days. I’m pleased with the race I put collectively.

“I believed I had the momentum, however I did not have fairly sufficient.”



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