Olympics Rio 2016: Team Great Britain Rise To Second In Medal Table


After a magnificent Super Sunday, Great Britain find themselves second in the medal table for the Rio Olympic Games.

Great Britain won five golds and three silvers on Sunday – as well as another gold which will formally be confirmed on Tuesday to add to the tally which has taken the team above China in the medal table.

Andy Murray’s triumph in the men’s tennis singles completed GB’s finest showing at an ‘away’ Games. It was the biggest tally since the 1908 Olympics when 10 golds were secured in one day in London.

Andy Murray

Max Whitlock started proceedings with a double gold in the gymnastics – claiming a shock title on the floor before pipping team-mate Louis Smith on the pommel horse – with Justin Rose chipping in (apologies) with the men’s golf title.

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Giles Scott wrapped up the men’s Finn class event, although his coronation is delayed until Tuesday, before Jason Kenny beat compatriot Callum Skinner to gold in the men’s sprint.

Elsewhere, Nick Dempsey took silver in the windsurfing.

Great Britain came third to China in the 2012 medal table with 29 golds, 17 silvers and 19 bronzes – a tally which is now well within reach after one of the country’s greatest ever sporting days.

Britain's Max Whitlock (R) and Britain's Louis Smith celebrate on the podium of the men's pommel horse event
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