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Great Britain sailed past their Rio medals target on ‘Super Tuesday’ much to the delight of their team bosses.
golds, two silvers and four bronzes on Day 11 brought up Team GB’s half
century of gongs, surpassing the previous best of 47 at an away Games
in Beijing eight years ago.
Team boss Mark England
said: “What this team has delivered so far at Rio 2016 is an incredible
achievement and the country should be extremely proud of the athletes
and their support staff.
“The best ever away Games is a
piece of history and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to reach that
target so on early on at Rio 2016.
“With five days
still to go, and a number of sports yet to even start competing, no
doubt we can look forward to more success to come from Team GB.”
golden couple Jason Kenny and Laura Trott took their combined tally of
Olympic titles to an astonishing 10 by winning the keirin and omnium
respectively; Trott becoming the first British female Olympian to win
Giles Scott won Finn gold at the sailing regatta and their were silvers for cyclist Becky James and diver Jack Laugher.
said we believed this to be our most talented Team GB squad and
everything we have seen to-date has proven that to be true,” said
British Olympic Association chief executive Bill Sweeney.
have incredible faith in the athletes and our sports and with a number
of them still to compete we are hopeful of creating yet more history and
new heroes and heroines.”
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