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Result: Nick Skelton wins show jumping gold for Great Britain

Great Britain's Nick Skelton becomes Britain's oldest Olympic gold medallist for 108 years with victory in the individual show jumping in Rio.

Great Britain's Nick Skelton has won the gold medal in the individual show jumping at the Rio Olympics.

The 58-year-old went into a six-way jump-off to decide the gold, and set the mark to beat by going round in 42.82s on his horse Big Star.

The other five riders either hit fences or failed to match Skelton's time as he added an individual gold to the team one he won in London 2012.

Skelton becomes Britain's first individual show jumping medallist since 1972 and the second-oldest British Olympic gold medallist in any sport after Joshua Millner, who won shooting gold in 1908.

Sweden's Peder Fredricson picked up the silver medal, while Eric Lamaze of Canada won bronze and fellow Brit Ben Maher finished 25th.

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