10 of the best moments from Rio 2016 - What was your Olympic highlight?
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The nation has been gripped by the drama from the Rio Olympic Games, but what was your favourite moment? Here are 10 of the best moments, in our opinion, from Rio 2016.
1. History for Team GB in the hockey
Team GB's women's hockey team won their first ever gold medal in a nail biting match against the Netherlands which went to a penalty shootout and had nine million people in Britain on the edge of their seats.
When Hollie Webb scored the decisive penalty there was elation on the pitch in Rio and calls for the heroic goalkeeper Maddie Hinch to be the new prime minister on social media.
2. Jason Kenny wins sixth gold...finally!
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After the final of the keirin having to be restarted twice due to riders illegally overtaking the derny bike, the atmosphere was already beyond tense as Jason Kenny started his sprint with two laps remaining and in dramatic fashion edged his rivals to the line to win a record sixth gold medal.
Fiancé Laura Trott was in tears at the edge of the track having just won her fourth Olympic gold medal and with that the duo cemented themselves as the golden couple in British sport.
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3. Fiji dominate rugby sevens final
Rio was the first time that rugby sevens had ever appeared at the Olympics and when Fiji powered their way to the gold medal, it was the first time the tiny nation had ever won an Olympic medal of any colour.
The Fijians thrashed Team GB in the final winning by 36 points and as they were awarded their historic medals, each player knelt before Princess Anne, to the delight of the crowd.
4. Farah wins 10,000m final, despite fall
Mo Farah never knows when he is down and out. Despite being accidently tripped up at the start of the 10,000m race, Farah managed to catch up with the leaders and win his third Olympic gold medal in emphatic style.
He later went on to complete the double-double when he retained his 5,000m title, which also involved him nearly falling over in the heats.
5. First ever gold medal for British gymnastics
Simone Biles may have been the biggest name in Gymnastics at these games but it was a 23-year-old from Hemel Hempstead who made history when he became the first British gymnast to win an Olympic gold medal.
Max Whitlock tumbled his way to the accolade on the floor before two hours later making it two golds when he beat team mate Louis Smith to the pommel horse title.
6. Nick Skelton jumps his way to gold
At the age of 58, show jumper Nick Skelton became Britain's oldest gold medallist since 1908 when he and his horse Big Star won a dramatic jump off in the final of the individual show jumping.
Having suffered from a broken neck and having his hip replaced during his career Skelton was clearly emotional on the podium, fighting back the tears as the national anthem blared out.
7. Adam Peaty kicks off Team GB's medal haul
Adam Peaty broke his own world record as he won Britain's first medal of the Rio games on the second day of the competition.
The 21-year-old from Uttoxeter smashed the water in delight as he celebrated the win with a roar of relief in the pool.
8. Tears from trampolining star
Bryony Page became the first British woman to win an Olympic trampoline medal by claiming silver in Rio and she was more surprised than anyone else with her success.
The tears flowed as she realised she had clinched the medal having missed out on London 2012 due to illness and injury.
9. A tennis epic
After a match that lasted 4hr 2min, words were not enough to describe what people witnessed in the Olympic men's singles.
Andy Murray and comeback king Juan Martín del Potro slugged it out in a match full of drama, skill and nerves before the Wimbledon champion secured his second gold medal and a place in the history books.
10. Brazil's first gold from the City of God favela
Rafaela Silva, a judoka from one of Brazil's toughest favelas, won the hearts of a nation and the world when she won Brazil's first gold medal of their home games.
In floods of tears the 24-year-old jumped into the crowd to celebrate with some of the people that helped make her Olympic dream a reality.
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