Swindon swimmer 'gobsmacked' at getting silver

Swindon's Jazz Carlin has won silver in the women's 400m freestyle.

The 25-year-old, who trains at Bath University, had been coy about her expectations for Rio in the build up, but gave a strong performance in the pool.

Her success - coming in after Kathleen Ledecky of the US, who won gold - came just moments after Adam Peaty took Team GB's first gold in the men's 100m breaststroke.

Jazz says she was gobsmacked.

Jazz Carlin after coming second in the 400m freesyle Credit: PA

It is particularly poignant as Jazz was tipped for a medal at London 2012 but was struck down by glandular fever.

Jazz took to Twitter earlier today to express her joy