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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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London 2012: Team GB set for best gold haul since 1908

Great Britain's team stands on the brink of achieving their best gold medal haul in an Olympics for more than a century.

Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton Credit: Steve Parsons/Pool/PA Archive

The tally stands at 18 golds already and 40 medals - the Beijing total was 19 and 47 - with six days of competition still to come.

Two more golds - and Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton and triathlon's Brownlee brothers are all serious contenders - and it will be Britain's best haul since 1908.

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