Giles Scott's gold continues Britain's domination of Finn class

His victory meant Britain won a fifth successive gold in the event.

Rio Olympic Games 2016 - Day Nine

Giles Scott has wrapped up Olympic gold, continuing Great Britain's domination of the Finn class.

Few debutants at Rio 2016 shouldered quite as much expectation as the 29-year-old, having failed to win just two regattas in this Olympic cycle, getting silver in those events.

However, the overwhelming bookmakers' favourite flourished rather than wilted under such pressure and maintained Britain's Finn stranglehold in style.

Started by Iain Percy's Sydney 2000 triumph and continued in the next three Games by Sir Ben Ainslie, Scott ensured his country would take home a fifth successive Olympic gold in the class with a race to spare.

The four-time world champion merely needed to complete the final race to top the podium, finishing second in a medal race that doubled up as a lap of honour.

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