10 of the best moments from Rio 2016 - What was your Olympic highlight?

Composite file photo of Great Britain's medal winners at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Composite file photo of Great Britain's medal winners at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. - Credit: PA

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.

Fireworks during the Rio Olympic Games 2016 Closing Ceremony at the Maracana. Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Fireworks during the Rio Olympic Games 2016 Closing Ceremony at the Maracana. Martin Rickett/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

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.

Great Britain's Hollie Webb celebrates scoring the winning goal in the penalty shootout during the g

Great Britain's Hollie Webb celebrates scoring the winning goal in the penalty shootout during the gold medal match Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

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.

Great Britain's Jason Kenny after winning the gold medal in the Men's Keirin Final poses with fiance

Great Britain's Jason Kenny after winning the gold medal in the Men's Keirin Final poses with fiancee Great Britain's Laura Trott who won gold in the Women's Omnium Points Race. Picture David Davies/PA Wire - Credit: PA

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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.

Fiji's Leone Nakarawa celebrates scoring his side's fourth try during the Rugby Sevens Men's Gold Me

Fiji's Leone Nakarawa celebrates scoring his side's fourth try during the Rugby Sevens Men's Gold Medal Match between Fiji and Great Britain. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

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.

Britain's Mo Farah celebrates winning the gold in the men's 10,000-meter final. (AP Photo/Martin Mei

Britain's Mo Farah celebrates winning the gold in the men's 10,000-meter final. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) - Credit: AP

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.

Great Britain's Max Whitlock on his way to winning gold on the Pommel Horse. David Davies/PA Wire.

Great Britain's Max Whitlock on his way to winning gold on the Pommel Horse. David Davies/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

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.

Great Britain's Nick Skelton during the Individual Final Jump Off at the Olympic Equestrian Centre O

Great Britain's Nick Skelton during the Individual Final Jump Off at the Olympic Equestrian Centre Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

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.

Great Britain's Adam Peaty with his gold medal following the Men's 100m Breastroke final at the Mari

Great Britain's Adam Peaty with his gold medal following the Men's 100m Breastroke final at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

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.

Composite file photo of Great Britain's medal winners at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Composite file photo of Great Britain's medal winners at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. - Credit: PA

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.

Great Britain's Andy Murray takes on Argentina's Juan Marti­n del Potro in the men's singles final a

Great Britain's Andy Murray takes on Argentina's Juan Marti­n del Potro in the men's singles final at the Olympic Tennis Centre. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

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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