Joe Joyce secures a silver medal for Team GB in the men's super-heavyweight at Rio


Joe Joyce has won the final medal for Team GB in Rio, wrapping up an impressive medal haul for the country.

Joyce fell short in his bid to to become Great Britain's 28th and final gold medallist losing his super-heavyweight final to France's Tony Yoka - yet secured a silver medal instead.

Joe Joyce and Tony Yoka
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Joyce had been seeking to emulate his former team-mate Anthony Joshua, the London 2012 champion who was watching at ringside, but Yoka's greater accuracy found the favour of the judges, leaving Joyce with little hope in the last round but to press for an unlikely knockout.

Joyce could not disguise his disappointment at missing out on a final gold medal for Team GB.

He said: "I thought I would be in a different mood coming in to here but I am walking away with a silver medal so just disappointing. I thought I'd be walking in here loud and proud with a gold medal.

"I gave it my all I thought, I landed the shots, penetrated his guard. I'm not sure what they were scoring. I thought I landed a lot more shots, I guess you can decide. I'll watch it back and decide where I went wrong.

"I've come a long way, I've walked away with a medal."