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Result: Great Britain's Giles Scott wins gold in Finn class at Rio Olympics

Giles Scott claims a fifth consecutive gold for Great Britain in the Finn class at the Rio Olympics.

Great Britain's Giles Scott has won the gold medal in the Finn class at the Rio Olympics.

The 29-year-old was already guaranteed the top prize following Sunday's event, and went into today's medal race knowing that nothing could knock him off the top of the podium.

Official confirmation did not arrive until the end of the final race, though, as Scott added Olympic gold to his four world titles in the event.

Scott went into the event as favourite having been forced to live in the shadows of Sir Ben Ainslie four years ago as the latter won his third consecutive Olympic gold.

Scott's triumph makes it five gold medals in a row for Team GB in the Finn class, while Slovenia's Vasilij Zbogar and USA's Caleb Paine won silver and bronze respectively.

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CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
United StatesUnited States73414
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia45312
Great BritainGreat Britain3317
Today's Olympic highlights header

Tuesday's key events

· Team GB trio Vicky Holland, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth all have realistic medal hopes in the women's event (10.30pm-1am)

· After an impressive opening day, Great Britain play their final group game against a Fiji side level with them at the top of the pool, but also yet to hit their brilliant best (1.30am)

· After disappointment for friend and housemate Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden will go for gold in the women's +67kg category (2am-2.30pm)
· Mahama Cho is another medal contender for Team GB in the men's +80kg class (2am-2.30pm)

· Team GB's Duncan Scott has the chance to claim his first individual Olympic medal in the men's 200m freestyle final. Teammate Tom Dean is also involved. (2.43am)
· Kathleen Dawson is the Team GB representative in the women's 100m backstroke final (2.51am)

· Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson will look to emulate Tom Daley and Matty Lee's success in the women's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

· Three-time Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin is part of a Team GB team going for gold in the dressage team Grand Prix final (9.30am)

· Superstar Simone Biles leads the United States side in the women's team final (11.45am-2.10pm)

· Team GB's women's team play their final group game, taking on Canada with qualification for the knockout rounds already secured (12pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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