As the dust settles after a historic Olympic Games in Tokyo, we would like to highlight the outstanding contribution of Team England athletes to the success of Team GB.

  • 25 of Team GB’s medals in Tokyo were won by former Team England athletes
    • 9 golds
    • 8 silvers
    • 8 bronzes
  • Of the 376 selected athletes for Team GB, 114 have represented Team England at a previous Commonwealth Games
    • Of those 114, 38 came back with at least one medal (some as part of teams)
  • That’s not including the medals won by athletes who competed for Team England at a Commonwealth Youth Games
    • Tom Dean, Bahamas 2017 – claimed Olympic gold in the men’s 200m freestyle, and 4x200m freestyle relay
    • Alex Yee, Samoa 2015 – won silver in the men’s triathlon and gold in the mixed relay race at Tokyo 2020
  • 6 former Team England athletes won multiple medals at Tokyo 2020
    • Adam Peaty x3, James Guy x3, Jason Kenny x2, Laura Kenny x2, Tom Daley x2, Luke Greenbank x2
  • There were several notable landmarks achieved by our athletes:
    • Gold medal winner in Glasgow 2014, Laura Kenny (cycling) became Team GB’s most successful female Olympian winning her 5th gold at Tokyo 2020
    • Her husband Jason Kenny (cycling), who also competed at Glasgow 2014, became Team GB’s most successful male Olympian 
    • Emily Campbell (weightlifting), who won a Commonwealth bronze at Gold Coast 2018, became the first British female to win a medal at the Olympics
    • 4-time Commonwealth champion Max Whitlock won his 3rd Olympic gold & 6th medal, making him Team GB’s most successful gymnast
    • Adam Peaty, 3-time Commonwealth gold medallist, became the first British swimmer to successfully defend an Olympic title, winning the 100m breaststroke gold
    • 3-time Commonwealth medallist Laura Unsworth (hockey) won her third Olympic medal at Tokyo 2020 making her Team GB's most decorated hockey player. She now has medalled at every Commonwealth Games & Olympics event since 2010.  

  • Swimming had a record-breaking Games, winning 8 medals, 5 of which were won by athletes who had competed for Team England, or featured our athletes as part of a relay team

It was an Olympics to remember, and incredible to witness so many Team England athletes performing so well, including those who did not medal. Tokyo 2020 also highlighted several future English stars to watch at Birmingham 2022. 

Keep an eye on our social channels for our Generation 22 series, which highlights our ones to watch at next year's Games. Upcoming Gen22 athletes include medallists from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and athletes making their Paralympic debut in a couple of weeks.