In graphics: Team GB earning medals more quickly than at London 2012

Team GB's cumulative medal tally compared with 2012.

Team GB were rightly hailed for their medal-winning performances during the London Olympics, but the efforts of the squad competing in Rio have pulled in more podiums so far, compared to the same stage in 2012.

By Day 13 in 2012, Great Britain had 52 medals - compared to the current tally of 56 in Rio.

The Brits fired hard from the start and in the cumulative medal tally have either equalled or bettered their 2012 performance.

But in the next three days, the sports elite face a still daunting task of claiming nine more medals if they want to match the London record of 65.