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Hannah Miley misses 400m medley bronze on mixed day for GB swimmers

  • Miley and Max Litchfield both finish fourth in their finals
  • Adam Peaty through to 100m breaststroke final after breaking WR
  • Katinka Hosszu sets new world record in 400 medley final

Team GB are still awaiting their first medal of the 2016 Games after swimmer Hannah Miley narrowly missed out on a bronze in the 400m individual medley, a race that will be remembered for the Hungarian Katinka Hosszu’s destruction of the world record. The 26-year-old Miley was edged into fourth place over the last couple of metres, maintaining her frustrating run of Olympic near misses.

The Scot had previously finished fifth and sixth in her two previous Games appearances and confessed to “a mixture of emotions” after seeing Hosszu romp away to claim the gold and obliterate the existing world record by more than two seconds. “It’s tough but that’s sport,” said Miley afterwards. “It’s very brutal. I can genuinely say I gave everything I had but it obviously wasn’t meant to be.”

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