The 21-year-old Londoner Dean had been an outsider in the field, with Scotland’s Scott the fastest qualifier. But on a dramatic final leg, the pair came from third and fourth to take gold AND silver.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 4 LIVE RESULTS: Osaka set DOWN, reaction to historic gold AND silver for GB swimmers Dean broke the British record in 1:44.22, touching just four hundredths of a second ahead of his team-mates.
But nothing could deny Dean his stunning triumph.
It meant the 24-year-old Glaswegian just missed out on his bid to become Scotland’s first swimming gold medallist since David Wilkie in 1976.
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