BURY swimming star James Guy has had his spot at the Tokyo Olympics confirmed.

The two-time Rio 2016 silver medalist is one of 24 names to be added to the squad, joining those who had their places confirmed at the start of the year.

Bath-based Guy, 25, was part of the 4×200m freestyle and 4×100m medley relay teams that were runners-up in Brazil.

While Britain’s swimmers collected six medals in all five years ago, Team GB chef de mission Mark England is bullish of bettering that haul in Japan.

“The team has a blend of Olympic medallists from Rio, it obviously has Olympic champions. It has members of the team who have some of the world’s fastest times in 2021,” he said.

“I’d be pretty confident that we are selecting the strongest swim team that has ever represented Team GB at an Olympic Games. We’ll see some special, special moments in the pool in Tokyo.

“What we are taking to the Games is a very, very, very competitive team. Rio was outstanding but this group of athletes has the potential to have a fantastic medal return.”