Best ever start for Great Britain at Tokyo Olympics

Updated: Aug 12, 2021

After the England senior men’s team fell just short in that memorable European Championship cup final against Italy, Great Britain is currently competing at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games were postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the games well underway, Great Britain produced their most successful start to an Olympic Games in Tokyo with at least 10 medals after four days of competition.

If you are not familiar with any of the athletes, here’s some key names who have won gold in this Olympics so far.

Adam Peaty

Adam Peaty became the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title when he retained his 100m breaststroke crown. He remarkably accounts for the 16 quickest times over the distance in history.

Tom Daley and Matty Lee

In one of the great GB stories of Tokyo 2020, well known Tom Daley and Matty Lee clinched gold in the synchronised 10m platform with a score of 471.81. While Lee was making his Olympic debut alongside his childhood idol, Daley continued a magical story 13 years on from his first Games.

Tom Dean

Six months on from contracting coronavirus for a second time, Tom Dean prompted wild celebrations as he edged out close friend Duncan Scott to secure gold in the men's 200m freestyle.

Overall, Great Britain won 22 gold, 21 silver and 22 bronze medals!

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