Great Britain smashes the Olympic record and wins another gold medal in the men's team sprint


Jason Kenny, Phil Hindes and Callum Skinner won Great Britain's third successive Olympic gold in the men's team sprint on Thursday.

Britain's three-man, three-lap team sprint squad have a habit of peaking every four years and did so again as Kenny claimed his fourth Olympic gold.

Britain has not won a world title in the discipline since 2005, but has now won gold at the 2008, 2012 and now 2016 Olympics.

The British trio clocked 42.440 seconds, an Olympic record, to claim gold, just five months after finishing sixth in the world at the Track World Championships in London.

To say that Brits on Twitter were excited would be an understatement. Prepare yourself for LOTS OF CAPITAL LETTERS.

New Zealand's Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Ed Dawkins, the world champions, had to settle for silver, just 0.102 behind.