Tokyo Olympics: Cornish swimmer Calum Jarvis wins gold in 4x200m freestyle relay

A swimmer who started his career in Cornwall walked away and won gold alongside his team at the Tokyo Olympics.

Calum Jarvis was part of the 4x200m freestyle team alongside Matthew Richards, Tom Dean, James Guy and Duncan Scott on Tuesday July 27th.

The 29-year-old was born in Wales before moving to Cornwall, aged five, where he lived in Tredrizzick, near the Rock, with four brothers who also swim.

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He started his swimming career at Wade Bridge Swimming club before completing training at the Bodmin Dragons. He then joined Plymouth Leander Swimming Club at age eleven.

Competing in the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay final, Matt Richards swam the third leg of the relay, passing the baton to Scott with a huge advantage and putting him on track to beat the Russian Olympic Committee and Australia. to complete in six minutes and 58.58. seconds – just three hundredths of a second off the world record – and securing Team GB’s third swimming gold medal at Tokyo 2020.

Calum, who now lives in Bath, where he studied sports studies and trains at the London 2012 Legacy Pool at university, also received team gold because he swam in the preliminaries of the competition.



Britain’s Calum Jarvis competes in a race for the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay swimming event during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Calum first represented Great Britain in 2012, later being part of successive victories in the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2015 and 2017 World Championships, British Swimming reports.

The Tokyo Olympics mark his Olympic debut.

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