At the World Aquatics Championships in 2023, Great Britain’s Matt Richards and Tom Dean win gold and silver in the 200m freestyle.
Great Britain’s first medals at the World Aquatics Championships in Japan came from Matt Richards and Tom Dean. They won gold and silver in the 200m freestyle.
In a time of 1 minute and 44.30 seconds, Richards, who is 20, ran a great last 50m to beat Olympic winner Dean and win the gold.
Hwang Sun-woo of South Korea came in third, and David Popovici of Romania, who won the world title in 2022, came in fourth.
“I’m pretty tired, but I couldn’t be happier. “It was a crowded field,” Richards said.
“It’s unbelievable to get the GB 1-2 again.”
The British won gold and silver at the Tokyo Olympics, where Dean, who is now 23, and Duncan Scott came in first and second, respectively.