JAMES Guy shrugged off the disappointment of missing out on an individual medal at the Rio Olympics to power Team GB to silver in the 4x200m freestyle relay.

The 20-year-old Radcliffe swimmer finished sixth in the 400m freestyle and fourth in the 200m but showed real courage to haul the British relay squad on to the podium.

The team of Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott, Dan Wallace and Guy were sitting in fifth following the first leg.

But they slowly moved up the field before Guy hauled in Australia then passed Japan in the final 50m to finish second behind the USA in 7mins 03.13secs.

The medal win immediately followed Siobhan-Marie O’Connor’s 200m individual medley silver to ensure Team GB will have its most successful Olympic Games in the pool since Los Angeles 1984.

The two silvers take Britain’s swimming tally at Rio 2016 to four, following Adam Peaty and Jazz Carlin’s gold and silver success on Sunday, with Team GB now up to six medals in total.

Guy said: "Every time I've raced this week I've got faster and faster and that just shows if you put your mind to something then anything can happen.

"For me tonight it's about racing for my country and doing my country proud.

"I've come away with a silver medal and if four years ago someone said to me 'you're going to get a silver medal at an Olympic Games, a fourth and sixth and you're going to swim ok' I would have taken that.

"I'm pretty happy with tonight's performance."

Guy has one last chance of individual glory in the 100m butterfly. He is due to swim in the heats of his least favourite discipline from 6.16pm, British time, on Thursday.