Result: Team GB beat the Netherlands in jump-off to win gold

Result: Team GB win equestrian gold
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Team GB win gold in the team equestrian.

Team GB have won gold in the team equestrian after they beat the Netherlands in a jump-off.

Both teams had finished the regulation event with eight points each to take it into a jump-off to decide the gold medal winner.

Nick Skelton and Ben Maher both produced faultless runs to begin the jump-off perfectly, and they were handed the advantage when Maikel van der Vleuten recorded eight penalty points for the Netherlands.

Scott Brash hit one fence on the third run for a four-point penalty, but a clean effort by Peter Charles would secure gold.

He was considerably slower than his teammates, but he cleared all nine fences to secure an historic gold for his team, and push the Netherlands into silver, with Saudi Arabia picking up the bronze.

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