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Historic medal in women's triathlon for Leeds athlete

Vicky Holland sprinting to bronze at Rio Credit: Press Association

Team GB has made history yet again with Britain's first-ever Olympic medal in the women's triathlon, snatching bronze.

Vicky Holland, who lives and trains in Leeds, took third place in the event, notching up Britain's 62nd medal at Rio 2016.

She came behind American world champion Gwen Jorgensen, who took gold, and Switzerland's defending champion Nicola Spirig for silver.

She outsprinted fellow Team GB athlete and housemate Non Stanford in the final leg of the race to take home the medal.

They had hoped to make the top three together.

Non Standford congratulates friend and housemate Vicky Holland on her bronze Credit: Press Association

"I can't describe it right now. I've had a really rollercoaster 24 hours, I've been a bit sick and I just did not know how I was going to be feeling today. I was really nervous because I thought maybe I will just be a bit flat and empty," Holland told the BBC.

"I really just got into it, especially on the run and I just knew it was going to come down to me or Non which is the worst possible scenario because the whole thing is I wanted it to be about us together.

"We've done this whole process together, we train together, we live together but it's not an excuse not to sprint for the bronze medal."

– Vicky Holland

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