Great Britain are ending Rio Games in second spot on the medal table


Team GB have finished second at the Rio Games, achieving their biggest Olympic medal haul for more than a century.

Great Britain smashed their target of 48 to make Rio 2016 Britain's best ever "away" Games, ending up with 67 medals - two more than London's remarkable haul.

The success of athletes including Mo Farah, Nicola Adams, Jason Kenny and Laura Trott spurred the nation on to a winning streak throughout the Games.

Joe Joyce
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Team GB have collected 27 gold, 23 silver and 17 bronze medals, finishing above China in the medals table.

Boxer Joe Joyce missed out on gold in the men's super heavyweight final on Sunday, taking second place on the podium.

Hockey gold medallist Kate Richardson-Walsh has been named as Great Britain's flag bearer for the closing ceremony.

Mo Farah
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On a spectacular penultimate night, Mo Farah scooped the "double double" of gold in the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres in both London and Rio

Farah - who celebrated his win with his trademark Mobot - said the accomplishment was "every athlete's dream" as he dedicated each of the four medals to his children.

Team GB's 27th gold was swiftly followed by more success for the nation on the track with a bronze in the women's 4×400 metres relay.

Nicola Adams
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Earlier on Saturday, Leeds boxer Nicola Adams celebrated retaining her crown in the flyweight division - the first British fighter to retain an Olympic title in 92 years.

Adams, 33, said she felt "amazing" after her win and was tearful as she was awarded her medal.

Liam Heath

Canoeist Liam Heath added to the golden tally in the K1 200 metres final, making him Britain's most successful Olympic canoeist, before bronze medallist Vicky Holland won the first British Olympic medal in the women's triathlon, and Bianca Walkden took bronze in the taekwondo.