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'Sir Chris Hoy has won his sixth gold medal and with it becomes the greatest British Olympian in history with a stunning win in the keirin. . . .'

He 'seemed to be running out of steam down the final home straight as Australia's Shane Perkins went past him.

'Somehow, though, the big Scot engaged another gear, crawled his way back on the inside and used the very final bend as a sling shot for the most momentous victory of his career.

'He has now surpassed Sir Steve Redgrave's total of five gold medals. . .'

And today Team GB won Britain a gold medal in dressage, the first medal 'of any colour since this aesthetic sport’s first appearance in the 1912 Games'.

PLUS Brothers Brownlee, Alistair and Jonathan, take gold and bronze in the triathlon.

PLUS On Thursday, Charlotte Dujardin captured dressage gold in 'a sensational routine set to Land of Hope and Glory and I Vow to Thee, My Country. She took up the sport only last year.

PLUS Nicola Adams made boxing history by becoming the first woman to take gold in the women's Flyweight final.

Comments (1)

Angela Plowman:

It makes me so proud to be British!!

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