Team GB’s Different Olympic Gold Medal Successes

Winning a grand total of 65 different medals in this years Olympics, Team GB ranked 4th in terms of most medals won at the games. Team GB is taking home 22 gold medals, 21 silvers and 22 bronze medals.

Team GB won golds in various different events at the games. Some of these included: Aquatics, sailing, BMX and many many more.

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Adam Peaty secured the first gold of the Olympics for Team GB as he defended his Olympic title. The 26-year-old produced a time of 57.37 seconds at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Tom Daley and Matty Lee also found gold in Tokyo’s waters as the diving duo won the 10m synchronised platform diving competition. The third gold medal of the games came on the same day as one and two. 21-year-old Tom Pidcock secured the third gold medal for Great Britain after beating fellow competitor Mathias Flueckiger and Nino Schurter. Pidock tallied in at 1 hour 25 minutes and 14 seconds, which was 20 seconds quicker than Flueckiger.

Olympic swimmer Tom Dean won the UK’s fourth gold medal at the Tokyo games. Dean came first in the 200m freestyle with an impressive time of 1 minute 44.22 seconds. He had beaten his fellow Team GB competitor, Duncan Scott, by 0.04 seconds.

The men’s 4x200m Freestyle Team were Team GB’s next gold medalists. The men’s 4×200 meter freestyle team featured Tom Dean, Duncan Scott, James Guy and Matthew Richards. Clocking in at 6 minutes and 58.58 seconds saw them bag Team GB’s third swimming gold of the Olympics and Team GB’s fifth gold medal overall.

Beth Shriever won her BMX racing Olympic gold medal The 22-year-old who received mass support before the games via a crowd fund which helped her achieve her Olympic dreams, secured Team GB’s sixth gold medal.

Team GB’s Jonny Brownlee, Jessica Learmonth, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee won the gold medal in the triathlon mixed relay. The event featured a 300 metre swim, a 6.8 kilometre cycle and a 2 kilometre run. Taking the gold count to seven.

Adam Peaty, Kathleen Dawson, James Guy and Anna Hopkin won Team GB’s eighth gold medal in the mixed 4x100m swimming medley relay.

Charlotte Worthington won a BMX freestyle gold medal on her Olympic debut, as Team GB’s gold medal count increased to nine. Worthington’s skills won over judges as after a disappointing error in her first run, she was able score a whopping 97.5 in her second. After adding both a front and back flip onto her 360 backflip She walked away with the gold.

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Defending Pommel Horse Olympic champion, Max Whitlock became Team GB’s 10th gold medal winner. His gold medal was also his sixth medal of his career making him the fourth artistic gymnast to defend his status as Olympic champion.

Oliver Townend, Laura Collet and Tom McEwan are Team GB’s 11th gold medalists. The trio won team GB’s first gold in Eventing for the first time since 1972. Team GB finished the event scoring a great 86.30 as they picked up Team GB’s third equestrian medal of the competition

Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell won gold in the men’s 49er. The pair used to be rivals before teaming up to compete together in the Olympics and won European and world titles. This year’s games marks the duo’s first Olympic gold medals. Less than an hour after Fletcher and Bithell’s victory, Giles Scott brought home another gold in the men’s Finn class. They became medal winners 12 and 13 for Team GB.

Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre also won gold for Team GB in the 470-class. The duo had won two races and never finished out with the top four and had a 14 point lead going into the race. Their advantage meant they had to come in any of the top seven places. They brought home Team GB’s 14th gold medal.

Ben Maher produced a mesmerising display to give Team GB its second successive Olympic Show Jumping champion and 15th gold medal.

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Matt Walls increased the medal count to 16 in the men’s Ominoum track cycling event. The competition was reduced from six events over two days to four events lasting three excruciating hours in Japan, but Walls was already European Champion and claimed the victory.

Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald became Team GB’s first women’s Madison gold medalists and became medal holder number 17. They finished on 78 points, which was more than twice the amount of Denmark who came second.

Kate French became medal holder 18 and GB’s second Modern Pentathlon champion. She started the last event in fifth but surged into the lead by the end of the first lap. She was hitting the targets with her laser gun beautifully, missing only two of her 22 shots.

After Kate’s success Joe Choong became GB’s first male Modern Pentathlon champion and medal winner 19. Choong entered the laser section of the event in the lead, having came out on top in the fencing, show jumping and swimming elements of the event.

Galal Yafai won gold in the men Flyweight Boxing. After his brother missed out in Olympic success a few years back, Yafai brought a medal home to his family after beating Phllippinian, Carlo Paalam, to claim the flyweight gold medal. His success took Team GB from 19 medals to 20.

Jason Kenny went on to win Gold number 21 in the men’s Keirin. His gold took his own individual tally to 7 gold medals and 9 Olympic medals overall, making him Team GB’s greatest Olympian.

Team GB’s final gold medal was won by Lauren Price in the women’s Middleweight Boxing, bringing the medal toll to 22. Price dedicated her win to her grandparents as she said it was her dream to achieve such a high level of success.

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