Tokyo Olympics: Great Britain win record eighth swimming medal with men's 4x100m relay silver

Last update on. From the section OlympicsSwimmers from Great Britain leave Tokyo with four golds. Three silvers. One bronze.Tokyo Olympic Games on BBC Dates: 23 Jul-8 Aug Time in Tokyo: BST+8. Listen live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button; Listen live on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra, and Sounds; Live text and video clips available on BBC Sport app and website.Great Britain won a record eighth medal in Tokyo swimming, while Duncan Scott was the most decorated British Olympian after winning silver in men's 4x100m Medley relay.The gold medal winners USA were 0.73 seconds slower than the quartet of Scott, Adam Peaty and Luke Greenbank.It came in third place to win bronze.As Britain concluded their most successful Olympics in the pool, Scott won his fourth Tokyo silver medal.With a world record time in three minutes 26.78 seconds, the USA won the swimming final event at the Games.American star Caeleb Dressel won the fifth Tokyo gold medal. He joins his compatriots Mark Spitz, Matt Biondi and Matt Biondi as the only swimmers who have won more than five golds in a single Olympics.British swimmers leave a highly successful OlympicsGreat Britain's swimmers left Tokyo with an impressive medal haul of four golds (three silvers and one bronze), which marks a remarkable turnaround in pool fortunes.They finished London 2012 less than a decade ago with only three medals, one silver and two bronze. Even at the last Olympics in Rio, they returned home with the single gold medal.They leave Tokyo now with eight medals, which is the highest number of medals won by Great Britain in any sport at these Games.Scott has three silvers, one gold and six Olympic medals. Only Bradley Wiggins and Chris Hoy have more.Scott said that he has a lot of great team-mates. Scott spoke to BBC Sport. "I feel very lucky to be part of some great relay teams."Peaty won Britain's first gold medal at the Games with the 100m breaststroke. He leaves the Games with three medals, two of which are golds.To highlight the progress made by Great Britain in swimming, the quartet was disappointed that they didn't sign off with a final medal, instead of a record-breaking one.Peaty stated, "That's the standard we're at now.""We don't look at silvers or bronzes, we are interested in how to get gold." This is my mentality.Dressel leads the charge for the USA medalDressel won the 50m freestyle men's race and helped the USA reach gold in the relay.The 24-year old won the Olympic record time of 21.07 seconds, adding to his 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly titles and his 4x100m relay titles in Tokyo.British racer Ben Proud placed fifth, with Florent Manaudou of France taking the silver and Bruno Fratus from Brazil taking the bronze.Bobby Finke, Dressel's fellow swimmer, won gold in the men’s 1500m freestyle. Mykhailo Romanchuk, Ukraine won silver and Florian Wellbrock, Germany won bronze. Dan Jervis, Britain finished fifth.Emma McKeon won the 50m freestyle for women to earn her 10th Olympic gold - more than any other Australian female athlete.She won her third Olympic gold medal in 23.81 seconds, and sixth overall at Tokyo Games. She is now ahead of Ian Thorpe, an Australian swimming legend.Sarah Sjostrom, the Swedish world record holder, finished second to Pernille Blume from Denmark.Finaly, Australia won gold in women's 4x100m Medley Relay. USA took silver and Canada took bronze.