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Tom Dean finds a silver lining at the Commonwealth Games

Double Olympic champion Tom Dean unimpressed with his streak of second places at the Commonwealth Games after Kyle Chalmers won the men’s 100-metre freestyle title.

Chalmers put a finger to his lips after clocking 47.51 seconds to win the final, apparently a move in response to reports of fractured fallout with Australian teammates Cody Simpson and Emma McKeon.

Dean finished second in 47.89 seconds, ahead of Scotland Duncan Scott third in 48.27 seconds, while the Londoner went on to claim his fifth silver in recent days in the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay.

Kyle Chalmers has apparently responded to reports about his personal life (Tim Goode/PA)

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While he was the first British male swimmer to win two Olympic gold medals at the same Games in 113 years in Tokyohe insisted he was happy with his results at Birmingham as he looks ahead to Paris 2024.

“I’m really happy with that, another silver medal. You can never complain about another medal on the international stage,” he said. “It’s not a setback in my eyes.

“Besides, it’s a springboard to the Olympics, that’s why we do it, it’s the pinnacle of sport.

“While the home crowd is amazing and the Commonwealth Games are important, the Olympics have priority in our competition schedule. It’s definitely the ultimate thing for us.

Maisie Summers-Newton added a first Commonwealth Games gold medal to the many she won at the Paralympic, World and European Championships by winning the women’s 100m breaststroke SB6 final.

Maisie Summers-Newton won her first Commonwealth Games gold medal (Tim Goode/PA)

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“I definitely put the pressure on myself 100 per cent,” said Summers-Newton after finishing first in one minute and 32.72 seconds, nearly 11 seconds ahead of England teammate Grace. Harveywho took second place.

“But I’ve now achieved everything I ever wanted to achieve, so from now on it’s all about improving on the little things, seeing how much we can improve and having fun. That’s all the story.”

Harvey clinched silver just two and a half weeks after testing positive for Covid-19, which she says will derail her medal hopes.

“It was quite frustrating,” said Harvey, who revealed she was laid to rest for three months after testing positive for coronavirus after the Paralympic Games in Tokyo last year.

“But I’m really happy with this weather, so I don’t think it had a detrimental effect.”

Abbey Wood won bronze in the women’s 200m individual medley, won by 15-year-old Canadian Summer McIntosh, who added the crown to the title she won in the 400m discipline.

Katie Shanahan also won bronze in the women’s 200m backstroke – her second of the Games – while her Scottish teammates finished third in the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay, making Scott the most decorated Commonwealth Games athlete in the Olympics. history of the country with 11 medals.

Tom Dean finds a silver lining at the Commonwealth Games

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