Team GB cyclists have proved doubters wrong with superb medal haul

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

It's been a storming week so far for Team GB! There has been so many medals and success stories across all sports, ranging from surprise performances right up to the excitement of experienced campaigners.

The GB cycling team have come out and delivered with a massive medal haul, along with many world and Olympic records.

We have also picked up a medal in every track event we entered which is very impressive.

Despite other countries doubting our sprint performances in the last Olympic cycle, the boys got things off to a cracking start. The new trio had a tough battle with New Zealand in the final, but fought hard and came away with the Olympic record and gold medal.

This was swiftly followed up by an unbelievable first and second in the men's sprint, with Jason Kenny taking his fifth Olympic gold and Olympic debutant Callum Skinner grasping silver.


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Of course the team pursuit was a great showdown too with the GB men and women victorious and with two world records. Laura Trott and Mark Cavendish showed they meant business in the omnium events by winning gold and silver respectively. This medal has moved Laura to being the most successful British Female Olympian. Meanwhile her fiancée Jason Kenny equalled Sir Chris Hoy's medal tally by winning his final third event the Keirin. Becky James also took home her second silver medal of the Games, whilst Katy Marchant managed a bronze.

However, it is not just the cycling team that are stealing the show. Britain are now lying second in the overall medal table behind the USA.

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So for those who said we wouldn't be as successful as we were at London 2012, I hope you have been pleasantly surprised! Despite a home Olympics being massively advantageous in terms of travel time, acclimatisation and crowd support, GB have still managed to bring in the medals thick and fast.

Unfortunately I can't write about everyone as I would need another two pages but I've picked out a few that stood out to me.

After 112 years Rio has also seen the re-introduction of golf to the Olympic Games.

To begin with I was slightly sceptical as to the sport being a part of the Games, as there are four other major events throughout the year. I was soon put straight as the golf had a very exciting showdown. Justin Rose from Great Britain sunk an incredible hole in one and went on to claim gold.

It also goes without saying that the gymnasts have kept us on the edge of our seats. Max Whitlock stunned crowds as he broke history by winning two gold medals in the space of two hours. Bryony Page became the first British trampolinist to ever qualify for an Olympic final and was ecstatic with her silver medal, especially as her best previous global ranking was fourth at the 2010 World Championships.

The athletics have of also delivered a host of medals. One that can't go without mention is Sophie Hitchon's bronze medal in the hammer throw. On her last throw she moved from fifth to third with a new British record!

The Olympic Games is in the final stages this week but there is plenty more action across lots of sports, so make sure you keep following Team GB!

Follow Vicky's blog at vicswilliamson.co.uk or on Twitter at @VicsWilliamson

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