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Olympics 2016: West Country ranks 11th in world medal table

Rio celebrations have come to end - but we look back at the Olympic Games with fond memories and huge amount of medals in tow.

It looks like the West Country in particular has lots to be proud of with 28 of the Team GB medallists being from our region.

West Country medallists
Jazz Carlin claimed Silver, Helen Glover, Heather Stanning & Charlotte Dujardin all took home Gold medals. Credit: PA

But who are some of the ones that claimed medals?

Gold medals

Gloucestershire's Charlotte Dujardin won Gold in the Individual Dressage with her horse Valegro after a stunning performance.

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Two of our West Country rowers, Heather Stanning and Helen Glover made history as they became the first female British athletes to win back to back Olympic gold medals.

Great Britain's Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning (right) celebrate winning gold in the Women's Pair Final at The Lagoa Stadium on the seventh day of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil. Credit: PA
Silver medals

Jazz Carlin from Swindon became a double medallist after winning Silver in the 400m freestyle and in the women's 800m freestyle.

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Bath swimmer Siobhan Marie O'Connor won Silver in the 200m medley.

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Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin won a Silver medal in the team dressage alongside their team mates.

Great Britain's Fiona Bigwood, Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester and Spencer Wilton on the podium with their silver medals following the Dressage Team Grand Prix. Credit: PA

Somerset's James Guy won Silver in the 4x200m freestyle relay at Rio. He narrowly missed out on a medal in the individual 200m.

James Guy, Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott and Dan Wallace with their silver medals in the Men's 4 x 200m. Credit: PA
Bronze medals

Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow won Bronze in the men's 10 metre diving synchro.

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Taunton shooter and part-time farmer Ed Ling scooped a Bronze medal in the men's trap shooting at the Rio Olympics.

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Thornbury-born judo star Sally Conway has won a Bronze medal.

Sally and her bronze medal. Credit: PA

There are now talks the Team GB athletes who helped deliver stunning medal success at Rio 2016 look set to be honoured as Prime Minister Theresa May paid tribute to their success.

Who could be in line for leading honours?

  • Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, who defended their Olympic title in the women's coxless pair.
  • Charlotte Dujardin, who claimed individual dressage gold and a team silver to build on golden displays at London 2012.

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