Tokyo (AFP)

Great Britain clinched a double in the 200 freestyle on Tuesday, with the victory of Tom Dean, 21, ahead of Duncan Scott, Brazilian Fernando Scheffer taking third place.

For his first Games, the recent European bronze medalist in the distance won in 1 min 44 sec 11, with a breath ahead of his compatriot of 24 years (1: 44.26) and a clear gap over Scheffer (1 : 44.66).

The young Romanian David Popovici, 16, one of the sensations of the season with the best world time over 100 m (47.30), took 4th place in 1 min 44 sec 68, very close to winning his first medal international.

Just like the 400m freestyle, won Sunday to everyone's surprise by Tunisian Ahmed Hafnaoui, 18, the event took place without the Chinese Sun Yang, Olympic champion and double reigning world champion in the distance, suspended for four years. for doping.

During the 2019 Gwangju Worlds, Duncan Scott took third place in the event but refused to shake hands with Sun Yang, who yelled at him, exasperated: "You are a loser, I am a winner!"

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