Britain takes home gold and silver medals in the men's and women's rowing eights in Rio


Great Britain have won a gold medal in the men's eight at the Rio Olympics 2016, as well as a silver medal in the women's eight.

Scott Durant, Tom Ransley, Andrew T Hodge, Matt Gotrel, Pete Reed, Paul Bennett, Matt Langridge, William Satch and cox Phelan Hill produced an exceptional race -  Britain's first gold in the event since Sydney 2000.

Great Britain celebrate after winning the Gold Medal

In the women's race just before, Katie Greves, Melanie Wilson, Frances Houghton, Polly Swann, Jessica Eddie, Olivia Carnegie-Brown, Karen Bennett, Zoe Lee and cox Zoe de Toledo crossed the line in six minutes 3.98 seconds - just 0.12 seconds ahead of bronze medallists Romania.

Great Britain celebrate after winning the Silver Medal

It was the first EVER medal for the GB women's eights and we were all celebrating with them.