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Cycling gold for GB as Grainger makes history – day six round-up

Great Britain won a fourth gold medal in Rio when the men’s cycling sprint team retained their title on the day Katherine Grainger became the country’s most decorated female Olympian.

Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner defeated New Zealand to move GB to eighth in the medal table.

Earlier, Grainger and Victoria Thornley secured double sculls silver. GB also took silver in the inaugural men’s rugby sevens and the men’s canoe double C2 as Britain reached 16 medals.

That total is one ahead of the number won at London 2012 after as many days of competition. The rugby sevens team lost 43-7 to a brilliant Fiji side, who earned their first Olympic medal of any colour.

It was another great day for medal-table leaders the United States, with golds for superstar gymnast Simone Biles and swimming legend Michael Phelps – who demolished the field in the 200m individual medley to claim his 22nd Olympic gold.