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Rio Olympics 2016: Team GB win two gold medals

Team GB go for the gold and manage to win two gold medals.

The BBC have been keeping count and it looks like during these Olympic games team GB is doing a little bit better. Day 5 and we’re proud to say our Olympians have taken us to 9th place on the medal standing with a total of 12 medals.

Team GB Olympic Progress
Team GB Olympic Progress – Source BBC

On day five of the Rio 2016 Olympics, kayaker,  Joe Clark, and diving duo, Jack Laugher and Chris Mears, brought home Olympic victory as they won the gold.

Kayaker Joe Clarke wins gold medal at Rio Olympics
Kayaker Joe Clarke wins gold medal at Rio Olympics

Joe Clarke, a 23-year-old from Stone in Staffordshire,  won kayak K1 gold. Inspired at a young age by rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave, he began paddling age 11 and embarked on a kayaking trip with the Scouts.

“I’m gobsmacked,” said Clarke. “I knew I was capable of such a performance, but to put it down in the Olympic final is just a dream come true.

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears win gold at Rio Olympics
Jack Laugher and Chris Mears win gold at Rio Olympics

Laugher and Mears claimed GB’s first Olympic diving title with victory in the men’s synchronised 3m springboard.

The pair scored a total of 454.32, beating their strong opponents from China.

“I still can’t really believe that it’s happened,” said Mears. “I’ve come from death’s door to here. I’m pretty proud.”