Weekend wins put Britain third in the medals table
Britain is celebrating its best performance in modern Olympic history after a weekend of success pushed the nation up to third in the medals table.
British competitors won five gold and two silver medals in the competition’s sailing, rowing and cycling events, as well as a surprise bronze in the men’s gymnastics.
The wins brought the team’s collections of gold medals to 11 and its total count to 25, putting Britain in third place in the medals table behind only China and the United States.
If the indoor track cycling team, which has won four gold medals since Friday night, continues its form, Britain will be on its way to exceeding the 15 golds won at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp.