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Sir Bradley Wiggins becomes Britain's most decorated Olympian

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Team GB has continued to thrive at the Rio Olympic Games as Sir Bradley Wiggins has now made history by becoming the first Briton to win eight Olympic medals. The champion athlete took home his fifth gold medal with his team mates for the men's team pursuit race on day seven of the Games.

Following his team's huge win, the star tweeted: "UNBELIEVABLE," followed by "So much pride @TeamGB."


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Sir Bradley has become the first Briton to win eight medals

Sir Chris Hoy spoke about Bradley's incredible performance, saying: "I don't think winning a medal of any colour at the Rio Olympics changes anything for Bradley. His results speak for themselves. 

"What he has achieved over the years in cycling across all disciplines - before he even got to the Games - is unrivalled.  It's great to see him back on the track where his career started, and clearly enjoying it."

Speaking about Team GB's aim for 48 medals at the Rio Olympics Games, British Olympic Association chief Bill Sweeney told BBC Sport: "We are quite happy where we sit, but it is very much feet on the ground. There is a real breadth of talent there now, right across a breadth of sports, and that is really satisfying."

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Bradley took home his fifth gold medal

Bradley isn't the only Briton to have broken records during the Rio Olympic Games. Laura Trott set a new World Record in the Team Pursuit event, while her fiance Jason Keneny set an Olympic record as part of the Team Sprint.

Laura's mum Glenda told HELLO! about supporting them both at the Games, saying: "I felt so proud watching Laura, Jason and the rest of Team GB competing yesterday.


"We always take our Union Jack flag to wave in the stadium and cheer them on as loudly as we can!"