Laura Trott becomes the first GB woman ever to win three Olympic gold medals - smashing the world record in the team pursuit


Cyclist Laura Trott made history on Super Saturday as Team GB's string of gold medals continued.

Trott, and team mates Joanna Rowsell Shand, Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker, won a gold medal in the women's team pursuit at the Rio Olympics, defeating the US with a world record time of 4 minutes, 10.26 seconds. It was ridiculously impressive.

In doing so, 24-year-old Trott became the first British female athlete to win three gold medals - adding to the two she won at the London Olympics in 2012.

Laurs Trott (David Davies/PA)
Laurs Trott (David Davies/PA)

What an achievement.

Great Britain are basically the kings of cycling right now.

Britain's team celebrates after winning gold in the women's team pursuit finals cycling event at the Rio Olympic Velodrome during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.
(Pavel Golovkin/AP)