Team GB edges towards best Olympic medal haul in more than a century

Britain is on the verge of its most successful Olympics for more than a century after winning two gold medals in track cycling and equestrianism during another historic day at the Games.

With six days of competition to go, the British team is just two gold medals away from its haul of 19 from the Beijing Olympics four year ago, reports The Times.

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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.