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Result: Laura Trott seals third Olympic gold in Rio as Great Britain break team pursuit world record

Laura Trott becomes the first British woman to win three Olympic gold medals as Great Britain's women set a new world record to defend their team pursuit title in Rio.

Laura Trott has become the first British woman to win three Olympic gold medals as Great Britain's women set a new world record to defend their team pursuit title at the Rio Games.

The Team GB quartet of Trott, Joanna Rowsell-Shand, Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald had set the world record in qualifying fastest for Saturday's final in four minutes 12.152 seconds.

However, they saved the best for the final itself, beating the United States into second place and recording a new best time of four minutes 10.236 seconds.

Trott, 24, won gold in the team pursuit and omnium at London 2012, while Rowsell-Shand was also part of the British team that won the team pursuit four years ago.

Earlier, Canada beat New Zealand to take the bronze medal.

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