Team GB swimmers hold back laughter after Clare Balding asks about ‘third leg’

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Team GB swimmers Tom Dean and Matthew Richards could barely hold back their laughter when journalist Clare Balding asked about Richard's "third leg."

At 4:30am on Wednesday morning, Dean and Richards, who were joined by James Guy and Duncan Scott, claimed gold in the 4×200 freestyle relay.

Dean and Scott had already won gold and silver in the men's 200m freestyle individual event earlier this week.

Richards was the youngest member of the team, at just 18-years-old, and the English swimmer was responsible for the third leg of the swim.

However, when asked about his leg, Richards, and Dean, could barely hold back their laughter.

"Matt, also, you’re 18 years old, it’s your first Olympics, and you swam – honestly, your third leg was just phenomenal," Balding said as the two swimmers joined her via video link.

Richards took a second to compose himself before answer the question.

However, Dean was visibly struggling to hold back his laughter, even as Richards had composed himself and started to talk about the race.

One fan tweeted: "Wish I could hear the laughs afterwards, the teasing and jokes."

Whilst another said: "This might be one of the best unintentional lines ever!"

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Team GB have exceeded all expectations in the pool at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre this summer.

The British side has racked up three gold medals, two of which belong to Dean, and one silver so far in the pool.

Adam Peaty owns Team GB's other gold medal.

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  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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