Siobhan Marie O'Connor and the men's 4x200m freestyle relay team produced fine displays to claim silver as Team GB's swimming success continued at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. O'Connor took silver, finishing behind Hungary's Katinka Hosszu – who won her third gold in the pool – while the British quartet overhauled the team from Japan to finish behind the United States, whose anchor-leg swimmer, Michael Phelps won his 21st Olympic gold medal.
As Great Britain continues to flatter to deceive across the board in Rio, their performance in the swimming competition – which has now eclipsed the three medals they won at London 2012 – is leading the medal charge. The double success adds to Adam Peaty and Jazz Carlin, who won gold and silver respectively earlier in the Games.
"It's pretty unreal. I am trying not to cry. It is the best feeling in the world," said O'Connor. "When I saw the time and the position it did seem real. Seeing my family it means everything. We've worked so hard for this. It's been tough but it's been worth it.
"I've trained so hard but sometimes you think 'is it my time'? I've done all I can. It just shows what determination can do. I wouldn't have been able to do it without my amazing team and my amazing family. It's an individual sport but we have so many people behind us."
The haul could yet be added to by Andrew Willis, after he qualified second for the men's 200m breaststroke final. A personal best sees the Englishman go into the final on Thursday (11 August) and he is among the favourites for gold.
"I'm dead chuffed with that," he told BBC Sport. "I felt good. I tried to pick it up on the back end. A PB and I'm chuffed with that. It's all to play for now. I've been in this position so many times. I'm not going to take anything for granted. I'll try and stick to what I did tonight and hopefully the rest will mess around a bit and l sneak through."