Team GB Make History At Rio 2016

22 August 2016, 07:16

Kate Richardson-Walsh UK flag bearer Rio Olympics

Team GB have won more medals in Rio than they have for over a century

Team GB's Most Successful Games In A Century

Great Britain and Northern Ireland achieves a historic 2nd place in the Olympic medal table. They have won more medals in more sports than when they staged the Games in London 4 years ago. Medals won across more sports (19) than at London 2012 (17) and gold medals won in more sports (15) than by any other nation at the Rio Games.

They’ve finished second in the Rio 2016 medal table above China for the first time ever. Joe Joyce’s silver in the super-heavyweight boxing was the 700th Olympic Paralympic medal since lottery funding started in 1997 after the scant success in Atlanta when Britain won only one gold and medals in six sports!

In Rio we had 130 Olympic medallists (up from 114 in London), including a record 59 female medallists! Kate Richardson-Walsh the Olympic hockey champion and captain carried the union flag for Team GB at the closing ceremony. 

London 2012 set the bar extremely high for the Olympics. Widely thought as the greatest games ever and spectacular success for Team GB. Rio had a lot to live up too, with organisers struggling at times but overall the South American carnival culture's ensured a friendly and entertaining games.


Here is a reminder of who won what:


Team GB medals67

Gold: 27  Silver: 23  Bronze: 17

Gold - Adam Peaty 100m breaststroke

Gold - K1 canoe slalom Joe Clarke

Gold - 3m synchro diving Chris Mears/Jack Laugher

Gold - Mens Team Sprint Jason Kenny Callum Skinner Phil Hindes

Gold - Womens Pair Helen Glover Heather Stanning

Gold - Mens 4 Alex Gregory Mohammed Sbihi George Nash Constantine Louloudis

Gold - Mens Team Pursuit Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke Owain Doull

Gold - Mens Eight Scott Durant Tom Rankly Andrew T Hodge Matt Gotrel Pete Reed Paul Bennett Matt Langridge Will Satch Phelan Hill (cox) 

Gold - Women's Team Pursuit Laura Trott Joanna Rowsell Shand Elinor Barker Katie Archibald

Gold - Mo Farah 10,000m

Gold - Max Whitlock Individual Floor Final, Gymnastics

Gold - Justin Rose Golf

Gold - Max Whitlock Pommel horse, Gymnastics

Gold - Jason Kenny Mens Sprint

Gold - Andy Murray Mens Singles

Gold - Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro Individual Dressage

Gold - Giles Scott, Finn Sailing

Gold - Laura Trott Omnium

Gold - Jason Kenny Keirin 

Gold - Alistair Brownlee Triathlon 

Gold - Saskia Clark Hannah Mills 470 Sailing 

Gold - Jade Jones Taekwondo

Gold - Nick Skelton Individual Showjumping

Gold - Women’s Hockey Team

Gold - Liam Heath, 200m Single Kayak

Gold - Nicola Adams Boxing

Gold - Mo Farah 5000m

Silver - Jazz Carlin 400m freestyle

Silver - Siobhan Marie O’Connor 220m Individual Medley

Silver - Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay - James Guy, Dan Wallace, Duncan Scott, Stephen Milne

Silver - Kath Grainger & Victoria Thornley - Double Sculls

Silver - David Florence & Richard Hounslow - C2 Canoe Slalom

Silver - Men’s Rugby Sevens Team

Silver - Team Dressage Charlotte Dujardin Carl Hester Fiona Bigwood Spencer Wilton

Silver - Bryony Page Trampoline

Silver - Jazz Carlin 800m Freestyle

Silver - Women’s Eight - Katie Greves Melanie Wilson Frances Houghton Polly Swann Jessica Eddie Olivia Carnegie-Brown Karen Bennett Zoe Lee Zoe de Toledo (cox) 

Silver - Women's Keirin Becky James

Silver - Men’s 4x100m medley relay

Silver - Jess Ennis Hill Heptathlon 

Silver - Nick Dempsey Windsurfing

Silver - Louis Smith Pommel horse, Gymnastics

Silver - Callum Skinner Mens Sprint

Silver - Mark Cavendish Omnium

Silver - Becky James Sprint

Silver - Jack Laugher 3m springboard

Silver - Liam Heath & Jon Schofield, 200m Double Kayak

Silver - Jonny Brownlee Triathlon

Silver - Lutalo Muhammad Taekwondo

Silver – Joe Joyce Boxing Superheavyweight

Bronze - Tom Daley & Dan Goodfellow 10m Synchro diving

Bronze - Ed Ling Mens Trap Shooting

Bronze - Chris Froome Cycling Time Trial

Bronze - Steve Scott Double Trap Shooting

Bronze - Sally Conway Judo Womens 70kg

Bronze – Max Whitlock Gymnastics

Bronze - Greg Rutherford Long Jump

Bronze - Sophie Hitchon Hammer

Bronze - Amy Tinkler Individual Floor 

Bronze - Nile Wilson Individual High Bar

Bronze - Katy Marchant Sprint

Bronze - Joshua Buatsi Boxing 

Bronze - Marcus Ellis Chris Langridge Badminton doubles 

Bronze - Women's 4x100m relay 

Bronze - Vicky Holland Triathlon

Bronze - Biance Walkden Taekwondo

Bronze - Women’s 4x400m relay


Final Medals Table:

1. USA

2. Great Britain

3. China

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Do These New Pics Prove That Cheryl IS Pregnant With Liam Payne’s Baby After All?!

Leigh-Anne Pinnock joins Snapchat

80+ Of The Best Popstars You Should Have On Snapchat

My Capital App

Want To Control The Music On Capital? Now You Can With Our New App!