Great Britain had a cracking weekend at the Rio 2016 Olympics; surpassing China to second place in the medals race. After winning 5 gold medals on Sunday alone, getting a total of 38 medals and with one more week of competitions; Team GB is well on its way to making this overseas summer Olympics their best yet. GB set a goal of taking home 48 medals, which is one more than Britain’s previous best at an overseas Olympics.
After winning bronze in Men’s all-around finals on Wednesday, Britain gymnast, Max Whitlock took home two gold medals in one day in men’s floor exercise and pommel horse. Whitlock’s teammate Louis Smith followed with a silver medal in pommel horse.
Even after falling over during the race, Mo Farah still scooped up his third olympic gold medal at the 10,000m men’s final. What a guy!
After 112 years, golf has made it’s return to the Olympics. Golfer, Justin Rose won gold over Henrik Stenson of Sweden.
Jessica-Ennis Hill took silver in the heptathlon, while there was a bronze for long jumper Greg Rutherford.
The most decorated Olympic men’s windsurfer, Nick Dempsey, brought his career to a close winning silver on Sunday.
GB went 1 and in 2 in the men’s cycling sprint with Jason Kenny taking gold over his teammate Callum Skinner.
Andy Murray brought Britain’s super Sunday to a close with another gold medal. Murray is no stranger to gold as he entered Rio coming off of his second Wimbledon title and a gold medal performance in the London 2012 Olympics. Sunday night, Murray added to his history of success, winning the men’s singles title over Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro. Murray is now the first tennis player ever to win two Olympic singles titles.
Britain is guaranteed to take home at least one more gold thanks to sailor Giles Scott, who has secured an uncatchable lead in men’s finn.
Team GB’s manager, Mark England was in awe of Britain’s amazing day, saying, “What a privilege it was to see British athletes competing and performing and winning on the world stage in the way that they did.”