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Team GB continue to defy expectations in Rio

WELSH warrior Jade Jones saw off Spain’s Calvo Gomez 16-7 to retain her Olympic 57kg taekwondo title and take Team GB’s gold medal haul to 22. The 23-year-old’s win means that Welsh athletes have now contributed 10 medals, including four golds, to Britain’s overall tally of 56, just nine short…

No medals on quiet day for Team GB as unnamed athlete robbed

THERE were no medals for Team GB on day 12 in Rio, but the women’s hockey team produced a superb performance to beat New Zealand 3-0 and reach their first Olympic final. Two goals from Alex Danson and a penalty stroke by Helen Richardson-Walsh ensured that the team is guaranteed…

Golden couple Trott and Kenny both bag gold as Team GB march on

LAURA TROTT and Jason Kenny are to marry in September, and both collected superb gold medals on yet another winning day for Team GB at the Rio Olympics. Trott became the most successful female Olympian in British sporting history as she picked up her fourth gold medal by winning the…

Dujardin owns dressage as Cav nabs first Olympic medal

THERE were fewer medals for Team GB on Day 10 of the Rio games, although Charlotte Dujardin produced an imperious performance on long-term companion Valegro to become the second British woman to win three Olympic golds as she retained her individual dressage title. Her routine scored an intimidating 93.857 per…

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Super Sunday as Team GB scoop five glorious golds

TEAM GB stormed into second place in the Olympic medal table on a remarkable day in Rio, adding five golds for a total of 38 medals overall. 23-year-old Max Whitlock won both the floor and pommel horse in the men’s individual gymnastics , pipping team mate Louis Smith in the…

Farah runs rings around rivals on best day yet for Team GB

BRITISH athletes have now racked up an impressive 30 medals, including ten golds, at Rio 2016 after another superb showing on day eight, although there was no repeat of the infamous ‘Super Saturday’ trio of track and field medals, when Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg Rutherford, and Mo Farah all won gold…

More gold medal joy for Team GB as Wiggins becomes most-decorated athlete

SIR Bradley Wiggins became the first British athlete to win eight Olympic medals as the men’s team pursuit saw off a strong challenge from Australia to win gold and further consolidate his place in the pantheon of sporting greats. The 36-year-old, cycling alongside the brilliant trio of Ed Clancy, Owain…

British sprint team roar to victory as Grainger debunks doubters

GREAT BRITAIN have not won a world championship in men’s sprint cycling since 2005, but they are now unbeaten in Olympic competition since 2008, as Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner eclipsed favourites New Zealand to set a new Olympic record and claim gold. The turbo-charged trio, who finished…

Medal mayhem as Brits defy expectations in Rio

A MINI-DELUGE of medals saw Team GB rise to ninth in the overall standings in Rio, as diving double act Jack Laugher and Chris Mears picked up gold to add to kayaker Joe Clarke’s surprise victory earlier on day five. Laugher and Mears won Britain’s first ever diving gold medal…

Mixed day for Team GB in Rio as swimmers maintain momentum

TEAM GB collected a pair of silver medals in the pool, where the incredible Michael Phelps picked up his 20th and 21st Olympic medals following his victories in the men’s 200m butterfly and 4x200m freestyle finals. The seemingly invincible American reclaimed his butterfly title from South African Chad de Clos,…

Daley and Goodfellow win bronze as Team GB scoop more medals

TEAM GB’S Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow picked up a bronze medal in the men’s synchronised 10m platform dive event at Rio 2016, after pipping Germany for third with a superb final dive in a tense finish. The pair only began training together last October, but were tipped for a…

Team GB take first medals in Rio as Peaty destroys field

TEAM GB have picked up their first medals at the Rio Olympics, after Adam Peaty smashed his own world record in the 100m breaststroke final to shave a full four tenths of a second off the mark he set in the heats, finishing in a stupendous time of 57.13 seconds.…
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