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GB close in on Beijing gold haul

Team GB is just one gold away from matching its 19 gold medal tally at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, after the showjumping team won an Olympic gold medal for the first time in 60 years and cyclist Jason Kenny won the men's sprint.

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Gold for GB's Jason Kenny in cycling sprint

GB's Jason Kenny after seen after his sprint quarter final success on Sunday. Credit: PA

British cyclist Jason Kenny became the host nation's first double gold medallist of London 2012 today with a breathtaking sprint finish.

Just four days after the 6,000-strong crowd exploded with noise as Kenny took his first gold with team-mates Sir Chris and Philip Hindes, the 24-year-old sprinted down the home straight to glory.

Kenny punched the air before cycling around the track with both arms outstretched.

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