Welsh athletes end Rio Olympics with record-breaking 10 medals

Team GB's Welsh athletes have ended their time at Rio with a record-breaking haul of 10 Olympic medals, including four golds.

It's the best ever performance of Welsh athletes in an Olympic games, surpassing the 7 medals secured at London 2012.

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Owain Doull: Gold medal 'just feels surreal'

Wales' first gold medallist of Rio 2016 has described his victory in the cycling team pursuit as "surreal".

Great Britain's Owain Doull following victory in the men's team pursuit final on the seventh day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil Credit: PA

The four strong team of Bradley Wiggins, Owain Doull, Ed Clancy, and Steven Burke were pushed all the way by the Australians, who led until the final laps. In the end it took a world record time for Team GB to see off the competition.

Speaking to ITV News, Cardiff-born Doull said the result had left him "gob-smacked".

It just feels surreal, you know. I think growing up, watching the olympics and stuff like that it's just... I just can't put it into words. Just gob-smacked.

We're really fortunate in Wales, we've got a world class velodrome in Newport so only 20 or 30 minutes away from me. Fortunately for us it's where we had our holding camp before coming out to Rio so we spent two or three weeks there and it's a world class velodrome and it makes a massive difference.

– Owain Doull, Team GB Olympic Gold medallist

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