Olympic24: Guy takes world gold & Team GB look ahead to Rio

Olympic24: Guy takes world gold & Team GB look ahead to Rio

05 August 2015 / 08:19

More medals and success at the Swimming World Championships while Team GB look towards Rio. Here's our review of the last 24 hours.

  • Team GB Bring on the Great for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
  • James Guy takes 200m freestyle gold
  • Jack Green and Nigel Levine added to World Championship squad

Team GB Bring on the Great for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Bring on the Great 

The memories of London 2012’s Opening Ceremony, of Super Saturday, the 65 medals and the vast support of one nation may still feel fresh in the mind but we’re now just one year away from living it all again at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.


Friday 5th August 2016 will begin 16 days of competition in Brazil and the British Olympic Association (BOA) is calling on fans and Olympians to together inspire Team GB next summer.


Through a combination of Olympic Team GB Greats, a new online fan club and a campaign to ‘Bring on the Great’, Team GB is looking to repeat that huge swell of support from three years ago for those athletes travelling to Brazil in order to help them achieve their greatest performance at the Rio 2016.

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Guy claims world title in Kazan

James Guy 

James Guy admitted he surprised even himself as he claimed 200m freestyle gold at the World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia.

Having already won 400m freestyle silver on the opening night of swimming action, Guy went one better in the shorter distance, setting a new British record of 1:45.14 minutes to claim the first major title of his career.

The 19-year-old touched ahead of China’s Olympic silver medallist Sun Yang and Germany’s world record holder Paul Biedermann to take Great Britain’s medal tally to five – and the teenager was struggling to take it all in.

“I never thought about beating Sun Yang or anyone,” Guy told British Swimming. “I just thought about swimming my own race and getting my tactics right and if I beat anyone it was a bonus.

There was plenty more to celebrate though as just moments later Adam Peaty – who won 100m gold the previous night – stormed into the 50m final by setting a new world record.

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Green and Levine added to Beijing squad

Jack Green and Nigel Levine have been selected for the World Championships in Beijing after successfully appealing to UK Athletics over their omission.

Green was already in the men's 4x400m relay team but will also compete in his individual event, 400m hurdles.

Levine missed out when the squad was named in late July but has now been added to the men's 4x400m relay.

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