Great Britain beaten to Olympic men’s 4x100m medley gold by USA world record

Duncan Scott became the first British athlete to win four medals at a single Olympics as Team GB celebrated their best swimming haul at a Games.

Luke Greenbank, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Scott took silver in the men’s 4×100 metres medley relay final, finishing 0.73 seconds behind the United States, who claimed gold in a world record time of three minutes and 26.78 seconds.

Britain’s eighth medal – with four golds, three silvers and a bronze – in the final swimming event in Tokyo bettered their previous best tally in the pool of seven, set at the London Games 113 years ago.

The US win meant Caeleb Dressel won five gold medals at the Tokyo Games.

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