sport news Team GB swimmers want to make a splash in Tokyo this summer by breaking 1908 ...

sport news Team GB swimmers want to make a splash in Tokyo this summer by breaking 1908 ...
sport news Team GB swimmers want to make a splash in Tokyo this summer by breaking 1908 ...
Team GB swimmers want to make a splash in Tokyo this summer by breaking 1908 medal haul which saw them obtain seven medals... with Adam Peaty leading the charge in the pool Team GB are aiming to make Olympic swimming history at the Tokyo Games Great Britain has never won seven swimming medals at the Games since 1908 Team GB swimming bosses say the last six years have been the most successful  But Adam Peaty and Duncan Scott could help Team GB on their way to history Luke Greenbank, Kathleen Dawson and Molly Renshaw are other medal hopefuls Find out the latest Tokyo Olympic news including schedule, medal table and results right here

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The best display by a British Olympic swimming team came in a 100m outdoor pool on an athletics field in London.

Henry Taylor, a cotton mill worker who trained in a canal, was the home hero then, claiming three of his country’s four golds at the White City Stadium in a swimsuit made of hand-woven silk.

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Since then, 113 years and 24 Olympics have passed and Team GB have never been able to match the seven swimming medals won at London 1908, their best effort being the six they secured at Rio 2016.

Team GB are looking to break their all-time Olympic medal haul record fro 1980 this summer

Team GB are looking to break their all-time Olympic medal haul record fro 1980 this summer

Team GB swimming chiefs say recent years have been the most successful in British history

Team GB swimming chiefs say recent years have been the most successful in British history

But according to the boss of the British team in Tokyo, that 113-year-old record could finally be broken at the newly-built but empty Aquatics Centre, where the ultra-professional Adam Peaty is expected to take on amateur Taylor’s starring role.

‘In 1908, there was no female swimming and it was a 100m pool stuck in the middle of athletics, so I don’t think we can really compare 1908 to now,’ laughs British Swimming performance director Chris Spice. ‘But the numbers are the numbers — and if we

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