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Warrington’s Golden Olympians create new World Record

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WARRINGTON’S Team GB Golden Olympians James Guy and Kathleen Dawson created Olympic history with a new World Record in Tokyo this morning in the 4×100 medley relay team.

Dawson and Guy struck gold alongside fellow teammates Adam Peaty and Anna Hopkins as they set a new World record in the Tokyo Olympics pool this morning.

It was the first time the event had been added to the Olympics schedule – where two males and two females must be selected but the nation can use any combination in the backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle splits.

Former Great Sankey High School student Dawson won her first Olympic medal, while former Cardinal Newman High School student Guy added to his first Olympic gold which he won in the men’s 200m freestyle relay on Wednesday.
A clearly elated and jubilant Guy, age 25, who excelled in the race, had to miss out on the men’s individual 100m butterfly to help the team win gold, with the events clashing.
Speaking to Eurosports an emotional Guy said: “It was a very hard choice, training for so long to do my individual race and to be told the day before you had to pull out, I was really upset, I was crying again obviously,” said Guy, who broke down poolside after his first gold medal success.
“But it has paid off. It was worth not doing the butterfly because I don’t think I’d have done that time.”
Dawson added: “It’s so surreal. I really can’t quite believe it yet. It’s not sunk in.
“I’m so grateful to be on the team with these guys because they really pulled it out of the bag.
“It wasn’t quite the swim I wanted to do in the relay but we won.”
One word has changed the whole British team – belief,” said Peaty, who also won gold in the 100m breaststroke.
“We believe we can win, we believe we can get world records. If you have belief you can build everything around that and we showed that here.”
Great Britain have now equalled their best swimming medal haul at an Olympics.

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