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Rio Olympics 2016: Two Swimming Silver Medals Within 20 Minutes For Team GB

Brave swims by Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and men's 4x200m team.

10/08/2016 04:57
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Siobhan-Marie O'Connor poses with her silver medal on the podium of the women's 200m individual medley final.

Team GB bagged two silver medals in quick succession in brave attempts to win gold.

First, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor ran hot favourite Katinka Hosszu close in the final of the 200m individual relay, before the men did the same in 4x200m relay - breaking the British record as they hunted down a US team anchored by Michael Phelps, who won his 21st Olympic gold medal of his career.

O’Connor, 20, told the BBC it was the “best feeling in the world”.

“I’m trying not to cry. When I looked up and saw the time and position it didn’t seem real. Seeing my family I was getting choked up, it means everything.”

For the men, it was the best performance in the race for more than a century.

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James Guy, Duncan Scott, Dan Wallace and Stephen Milne hold their silver medals after the men's 4x200-metre freestyle relay.

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