Team GB totally own the velodrome and everything else you might have missed overnight in Rio

Just as you thought the Olympics couldn't get any better for Team GB, day 11 in Rio made the record books.

We had an impressive nine top-three finishes, and overhauled our previous best medals total at an overseas Games - that was Beijing eight years ago. So, here's exactly what you need to catch up on.

Cycling power couple Jason Kenny and Laura Trott continued Team GB's dominance in the Velodrome.

Jason Kenny and Laura Trott (Victor R. Caivano/AP)
(Victor R. Caivano/AP)

As Kenny took his career gold tally to six with victory in the Keirin, his fiancee Trott won the women's Omnium for her second gold of the Games.

There was also sprint silver for Becky James and bronze for Katy Marchant as Britain finished with 11 medals in track cycling in Rio - six golds, four silvers and one bronze. Yep, we're great at cycling.

Nicola Adams became the first British boxer to win two Olympic medals in 56 years.

Nicola Adams boxing
(David Davies/PA)

Victory over Tetyana Kob ensured the 33-year-old a second consecutive medal. She's the first British boxer to achieve the feat since Scotsman Dick McTaggart claimed gold and bronze in 1956 and 1960 respectively.

And this tweet shows just how chuffed she is.

There's more exciting boxing news to catch up on - super-heavyweight Joe Joyce is also guaranteed a medal and Josh Buatsi won bronze after losing his light-heavyweight semi-final on points to Adilbek Niyazymbetov of Kazakhstan.

It was a golden day for sailing too.

Giles Scott with his gold medal
(Bernat Armangue/AP)

Giles Scott wrapped up Finn glory - and perhaps just as exciting for him is that Olympic Nan herself tweeted about it (you must have heard how Mavis is the grandmother of Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty... and she totally owns Twitter).

Meanwhile, Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark all but secured the women's 470 crown, and Ireland also won their first sailing medal in 34 years. Congrats Annalise Murphy!

Diver Jack Laugher bagged himself an individual silver... while another diver bellyflopped.

Britain's Jack Laugher competes during the men's 3-meter springboard diving final
(Michael Sohn/AP)

He only came behind China's Cao Yuan in the three metres springboard. And team-mate Tom Daley was as excited about Laugher's amazing form as we were.

tom daley cheering on jack laugher
(Owen Humphreys/PA)

Let's take a moment though to feel sorry for reigning Olympic champion Ilya Zakharov, who's from Russia. He got his timing all wrong and, well, bellyflopped during the men's springboard 3m semi-final.


Amy Tinkler blew us away as she became the youngest Great Britain Olympic medallist in 32 years.

amy tinkler
(Rebecca Blackwell/AP)

She's only 16 and finished third in the women's floor, which made everyone on Twitter - literally, everyone - question their life choices just a bit.

Nile Wilson also took bronze in the horizontal bar, wrapping up a great games for the Team GB gymnasts.

What a day!

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