Team GB end incredible winning streak to finish second at Rio

As the Olympics came to an end, on the evening of the 21 August, Great Britain certainly has a lot to celebrate.

It’s been a truly momentous competition for Team GB, who have finished in second place, with 67 medals.

This year’s medal count is the most successful in 108 years, even beating the amount of medals achieved at London 2012 with the support of the home crowd.

There’s been an abundance of medals since Adam Peaty clinched the first for Team GB, when he won gold in the men’s 100m breaststroke.

These included a historic moment for our women’s hockey team, who took gold after coming out victorious in a penalty shoot-out against the Netherlands. It was the first medal for a British hockey team since the men won in 1988.

Another precious moment for team GB came when 58-year-old Nick Skelton became the second oldest Brit to secure gold at any games. After breaking his neck and retiring 16 years ago, he went on to win the individual show jumping event at Rio.

The final medal of many came on the final day of the tournament, when Joe Joyce claimed silver in the men’s super heavyweight boxing.

It didn’t run smoothly for everyone, as emotions ran high for those who missed out on medals.

It is however undoubted, that each and every one of team GB are truly passionate about their sport and representing their nation.

An overwhelming number of our athletes will be returning from Rio with medals, including the entire track cycling team.

Team GB have set the bar high for Tokyo 2020, where the athletes who are returning plan to do better still.

We’ll also see some new faces coming in for the next games. These hopeful athletes will have plenty of inspiration after this year’s performances, and training will no doubt already be underway.

TNT Sport

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