Twice in twelve months he contracted covid-19 and had to self-isolate.
Tom Dean rocked it and won the Olympic gold in the 200-meter freestyle.
It’s unbelievable, I felt like an Olympic gold a million miles away, he says.
The Olympic final of the 200-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Cimarena became a British vocal performance and jubilation.
Not only did Dean win, teammate Duncan Scott finished second.
Not since 1908 have two Britons been together on the podium in Olympic swimming. 113 years ago.
This dean he won was also somewhat unrealistic with his background.
Getting a gold medal around your neck is a dream come true. I’ve contracted covid-19 twice in the past 12 months and had to sit secluded in my apartment. He felt an Olympic gold medal a million miles away, according to Reuters.
Dean won at 1.44.22 and was four hundred ahead of Scott.
Brazilian Fernando Scheffer won the bronze medal by 200 more than 16-year-old Romanian shooting star David Popovici.
Britain was not alone in winning twice. It was also a double for Russia in the 100m backstroke, where Yevgeny Rylov won by two hundred ahead of Kliment Kolesnikov. This was in a branch where the United States was hugely dominant and had won six Olympics in a row.
The Russians, who compete under the name of the Russian Olympic Committee, have not won an Olympic gold on the men’s team since legendary freestyle swimmer Alexander Popov in 1996.
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