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Dean finishes just outside of the medals at World Swimming Championships

Maidenhead swimmer Tom Dean was part of a Great Britain team who produced one of their fastest ever 4x200m medley times at the World Championships in Gwangju, Korea this weekend – but it wasn’t quite enough for a medal.

Dean, alongside Duncan Scott, James Guy and Calum Jarvis touched home just 0.06 seconds outside of a medal place, finishing fifth overall.

Scott and Guy then went on to claim a fantastic gold medal for the team as they clawed back time on USA and Russia to take gold in the 4x100m medley.

Earlier in the week Maidenhead’s Dean broke his personal best in the 200m individual medley, just missing out on a place in the final. His time of 1.58.38 was 11th best.

Dean tweeted after the race: “Great experience racing in my first World Champs semi-final against some great competition. Happy to come away with 11th in the world and looking forward to the relay now”

Teammate Duncan Scott finished sixth in the semi-final before placing fifth in the final on Thursday afternoon.

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