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Rio 2016 comes to a close for record-breaking Team GB

With Joe Joyce’s super heavyweight silver, Team GB’s competitive action at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has come to a close with record-breaking results. In winning 67 medals, Team GB has won more podium places than ever before at a Games on foreign soil and becomes the first nation to win more medals in the Games immediately after hosting, with 65 won four years ago at London 2012. By finishing second on the medal table with 27 gold, 23 silver and 17 bronze, Team GB has recorded its best finish in 108 years after topping the list at London 1908.

Of the 23 sports entered, the team won medals in 18 of those with 14 producing golds – an increase from London 2012 which saw 16 sports win medals and 11 of those with gold.

At Rio 2016, Team GB enjoyed its most successful ever Games in aquatics, gymnastics, taekwondo and triathlon while topping the medal table outright in cycling rowing, triathlon and sailing.

As part of those 27 golds, 17 were retained from London 2012 with 14 won by athletes who initially took the titles four years ago.

For a full list of Team GB’s medallists, click here.

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