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
The British men's eight cross the line (Mike Egerton/PA)

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
The Women's Eights team (Mike Egerton/PA)

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

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