Golden couple Jason Kenny and Laura Trott – who will marry in September – won historic cycling golds as Britain made Rio 2016 their most successful overseas Olympics with 50 medals.
Kenny equalled Sir Chris Hoy’s record of six GB golds by winning the keirin. And Trott became Britain’s most successful female Olympian with her fourth gold, in the omnium.
Sailor Giles Scott also won gold, and there were silvers for diver Jack Laugher and cyclist Becky James. There were further bronzes in cycling and boxing, with two more in gymnastics.
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Katy Marchant finished third in the women’s track cycling sprint while Joshua Buatsi won boxing bronze in the light-heavyweight division.
In the gymnastics Amy Tinkler – at 16, the youngest member of Team GB – was third on the floor a week before she receives her GCSE results, while Nile Wilson emulated her feat on the high bar.
Laugher, a gold medallist in the 3m springboard with Chris Mears, claimed his second Rio medal as he finished second in the individual event.(BBC,2016)