Great Britain match London 2012 gold-medal tally

Great Britain equalled their tally of gold medals from London 2012 by winning three in the space of 20 minutes on the sixth evening of the Rio Paralympics. Sprinter Libby Clegg, 26, led the way – adding the T11 200m title to the 100m crown she won on Saturday. That came after Stephanie Millward won […]

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GB take medal total to 56 after eight golds on day four

Richard Whitehead, Beth Firth and Jo Butterfield won gold as ParalympicsGB picked up 21 medals on day four of the Rio Games, taking their tally to 56. Whitehead retained his T42 200m title in an impressive 23.39 seconds as fellow Brit Dave Henson took bronze. Swimmer Firth dominated the S14 200m freestyle to take gold […]

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Dame Sarah Storey wins 12th Paralympic gold medal

Dame Sarah Storey has become Great Britain’s most successful female Paralympian by winning her 12th gold medal on the opening day in Rio. The 38-year-old Para-cyclist caught compatriot Crystal Lane, who took silver, after only 1,375 metres of the C5 3,000m individual pursuit final. Steve Bate – with pilot Adam Duggleby – and Megan Giglia […]

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US media firm Liberty Media to buy Formula 1

US firm Liberty Media has confirmed it is buying the racing business Formula 1 for $4.4bn (£3.3bn). The move ends years of speculation about the ownership of the company. Bernie Ecclestone will remain as chief executive but Chase Carey, vice-chairman of 21st Century Fox, will become the new chairman. Liberty Media has stakes in several […]

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Driverless Roborace car speeds around Donington

A prototype race car testing self-driving tech for the forthcoming Roborace contest has made its public debut at Donington Park’s circuit. The Devbot only completed one lap round the course without a human in control. But the London-based investment fund behind the initiative – Kinetik – hopes to launch a competition featuring autonomous electric-powered cars […]

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Jade Jones retains -57kg taekwondo title

Great Britain’s Jade Jones retained her Olympic taekwondo title – winning GB’s 22nd gold of the 2016 Games. The 23-year-old won a thrilling final 16-7 to defeat Spain’s Eva Calvo Gomez in the -57kg category in Rio. Two head kicks in the third round sealed victory for Jones – who has now won both GB’s […]

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Laura Trott, Jason Kenny, Giles Scott golds for GB on day 11

Golden couple Laura Trott and Jason Kenny – who will marry in September – won historic cycling golds as Britain made Rio 2016 their most successful overseas Olympics with 50 medals. Trott became Britain’s most successful female Olympian with her fourth gold, in the omnium. Kenny equalled Sir Chris Hoy’s record of six GB golds […]

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Adam Peaty wins swimming gold

Adam Peaty won gold and Jazz Carlin claimed a silver as Great Britain secured their first medals of the 2016 Olympics on day two in Rio. Peaty, 21, smashed his own world record to win the 100m breaststroke in 57.13 seconds and end GB’s 28-year wait for a men’s Olympic swimming title. Minutes later, Carlin […]

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