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Great British sporting moments of 2016: Team GB rowers dominate Olympic regatta in Rio

Create: 12/20/2016 - 13:57

Great Britain's rowers reigned supreme at Rio's Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in August, securing three gold medals and two silvers to top the sport's Olympic medal table for the third Games in succession. A glorious regatta was capped by a dominant victory for the men's eight, which saw Gloucestershire duo Matt Gotrel and Pete Reed bring further golds back to the region following the successes of fellow West rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning in the women's pair and Alex Gregory in the men's four

Great British sporting moments of 2016: Max Whitlock makes history with Olympic gymnastics double

Create: 12/16/2016 - 18:01

Max Whitlock led the way as Great Britain's gymnasts enjoyed their best-ever Olympic Games in Rio. The 23-year-old ended his country's wait for a gold medal in the sport with victory in the men's floor and went on to win a second ahead of team-mate Louis Smith in the pommel horse later in the day.

Bristol Hawks head coach Helen Potter, who has worked with Claudia Fragapane for the past decade, said ...
 

Great British sporting moments of 2016: Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee secure Rio 2016 triathlon one-two

Create: 12/16/2016 - 17:55

An emotional embrace at the men’s triathlon finish line proved to be one of the most iconic moments of Rio 2016 as siblings Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee claimed gold and silver respectively for Team GB. Six seconds separated the dominant duo as Alistair became the first man to successfully defend his title

Vicky Holland, who hails from Newent and won Team GB’s first women’s triathlon medal with bronze two days after the Brownlees’ triumph in Rio, says …

Great British sporting moments of 2016: Golden couple Laura and Jason Kenny lead the way for Team GB in velodrome

Create: 12/16/2016 - 17:45

Newlyweds Laura and Jason Kenny took their household tally of Olympic golds to an incredible ten with five victories between them in Rio as Team GB’s cyclists dominated the track programme with 11 medals in total, leading some rival nations to question their dominance in the velodrome

Bedminster-based commentator and blogger Sarah Connolly, one of the best-known voices in women's cycling in the UK, says … 

Great British sporting moments of 2016: Adam Peaty makes waves at Rio 2016

Create: 12/16/2016 - 17:22

A world record-breaking performance from Adam Peaty set the tone for Team GB's swimmers as they exceeded expectations in the pool at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Peaty's gold in the 100m breastroke was one of six medals won by the squad, who suffered a funding cut post-2012

Millfield School director of swimming Jol Finck, who acted as a coach for the Great Britain squad in Rio, says ...

Great British sporting moments of 2016: Team GB women's hockey squad triumph in Rio

Create: 12/15/2016 - 15:50

Hollie Webb (above, right) takes the acclaim after scoring the winning penalty for the Great Britain women's hockey team at Rio 2016. The tense shootout success over the Netherlands in the final was prime-time viewing back home and saw Bristol pair Lily Owsley and Georgie Twigg strike gold

Ex-England international Louise Catchpole, the head of girls' sport at Clifton College, where the youngest member of the GB squad, Lily Owsley, was first introduced to hockey, says ...

Great British sporting moments of 2016: ParalympicsGB enjoy golden Rio 2016

Create: 12/15/2016 - 15:39

Great Britain finished the Rio 2016 Paralympics with a bumper haul 64 gold medals, their best tally since the Games were held in Seoul 28 years ago. Cyclist Dame Sarah Storey led the way with a hat-trick of titles, taking her career total to 14, while West trio Andy Lewis (paratriathlon), Paul Blake (athletics) and Stephanie Millward (swimming) all had the chance to stand on the top step of the podium as the Brits picked up 147 medals in total to finish as runners-up to China in the final table

 

Great British sporting moments of 2016: Mo Farah at Rio 2016 Olympics

Create: 12/15/2016 - 15:12

The argument about who is the country's greatest ever track and field athlete was put to bed in Rio as Mo Farah did the 5,000m and 10,000m double for the second successive Olympic Games, stretching his unbeaten run at major championships to five years in the process

 BBC presenter Colin Jackson, who won two world 110m hurdles titles and Olympic silver while training under Malcolm Arnold at the University of Bath, says...

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