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Charlotte Dujardin retains Olympic individual dressage title in Rio

Equestrian - Dressage Individual Victory Ceremony

Charlotte Dujardin retained her individual grand prix dressage medal at Rio’s Olympic equestrian centre with a stunning round on Valegro. Her winning score of 93.857 was the third highest of all time, beaten only by herself. Still, though, a high‑quality competition boiled down a thrilling last ditch finish in the baking Rio sun.

Mark Cavendish has his Olympic medal so why is he still so moody?

Cycling Track - Men's Omnium Victory Ceremony

It was third time lucky, then, for the endlessly compelling contradiction that is Mark Cavendish. Following two epic days of competition in only his third ever international class omnium, the Isle of Man cyclist finally had the Olympic medal he craved around his neck after bitter disappointment in Beijing and London.

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Great Britain's Adam Gemili (C) wins 200m final from Danny Talbot (L)

Adam Gemili enjoys ‘best feeling’ after qualifying for 200m in Rio

Adam Gemili described it as the “best feeling in the world” after straining to a narrow victory in the men’s 200m at the UK trials. There were smiles, too, for Danny Talbot, a hair’s breadth behind in second, who also secured his Olympic place. But at least one top British sprinter will shortly find his Rio ambitions shattered after a day of intrigue and drama in Birmingham.

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