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Great Britain finish above China at Rio Olympics

Team GB finish second at Rio Olympics
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Great Britain finish in second place at the Rio Olympics, with third-placed China unable to overtake Team GB's medal tally with only one more athlete in action.

Great Britain have officially secured second place at the Rio Olympics, finishing above China in the medal table for the first time.

Team GB have 27 golds to China's 26 and their superior haul of silvers - 22 to 18 - means that China cannot overtake them with only one more athlete in action.

Boxer Joe Joyce fights for gold on Sunday, meaning that Britain are guaranteed to improve on that tally.

The British team have won golds across 15 sports in Rio, and have a total of 66 medals in 19 sports - beating the total of 65 at London 2012.

This means that Britain have also become the first host nation in history to improve on its medal total at the next Games.

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