Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guy Takes Silver in Relay to Lift Pool Medal Haul to Four

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guy Takes Silver in Relay to Lift Pool Medal Haul to Four

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TEAM GB has claimed two more silver medals in the pool at the Rio Olympics, thanks to Bury's James Guy in the men's 4x200m freestyle relay team, and Siobhan O'Connor in the 200 metres individual medley final and.

The relay team, made up of James Guy, Stephen Milne, Dan Wallace and Duncan Scott, brought Britain's medal tally in the pool to four.

The relay team are world champions and qualified fastest for the final but beating an American quartet containing Michael Phelps always looked an unlikely task.

So it proved, with the most successful Olympian of all time taking his tally to 21 gold medals and 25 in total with a second title of the night.

Britain were well down after Milne's opening leg but Scott and Wallace pulled them back into contention with 200 metres to go and Guy overtook the Japanese team on the final leg to claim silver. …

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