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Gold and bronze for Great Britain in individual dressage

Great Britain's Charlotte Dujardin riding Valegro won gold in the equestrian dressage individual event. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Rider Charlotte Dujardin made Olympic history today by winning her second gold medal of London 2012.

A brilliant dressage display set to patriotic music including Land Of Hope And Glory and The Great Escape, delighted huge crowds at Greenwich and won the 27-year-old her second gold.

The victory for Dujardin and her horse Valegro means she joins Dame Kelly Holmes, Rebecca Adlington and Laura Trott as elite women who have won two golds in one Games.

She clasped her hand across her face and wept with joy as her winning score was revealed.

Laura Bechtolsheimer won bronze for Great Britain. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

There was further success for British dressage when Laura Bechtolsheimer won bronze.

Earlier this week the dressage team of Dujardin, Bechtolsheimer and Carl Hester won gold.

The medals take Team GB's medal haul at London 2012 to 50 - 23 gold, 13 silver and 14 bronze.

Dujardin hugged her mother Jane, who told the BBC: "I am just so proud, it's just unbelievable."She said of her daughter's riding skills: "She could make a donkey do anything."

The pressure was really on. I am just so proud. It is just unbelievable.

When we talked about doing it, we said (the music) should be something patriotic because it was on home ground.

Mrs Dujardin admitted she was a bag of nerves before the competition but said her daughter was a "cool customer".

She also talked about the financial difficulties of getting into equestrian dressage.

"When my mum died, I was lucky enough to have some inheritance money," she said.

"I just knew that I had to put that money towards buying Charlotte a horse. Fortunately, she could make a donkey do anything."

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