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Result: Team GB win gold in women's 470 sailing

Great Britain win their 21st gold medal of the 2016 Olympic Games after Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark triumph in the women's 470 sailing.

Great Britain have won their 21st gold medal of the 2016 Olympic Games after Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark triumphed in the women's 470 sailing on Thursday.

Mills, 28, and Clark, 36, who won silver at London 2012, held a 20-point lead going into the finale and only needed to finish the race on Thursday to secure first after bad weather forced Wednesday's event to be postponed.

As it transpired, Mills and Clark safely finished eighth out of 10 boats in the finale to claim the gold in Rio.

The Team GB pair beat New Zealand's Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh to the silver medal, while France's Helene Defrance and Camille Lecointre finished in third, claiming bronze in the process.

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Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark of Great Britain sail on the Copacobana course during the Women's 470 Class as part of the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta on August 5, 2014
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JapanJapan124521
ChinaChina115824
United StatesUnited States1011930
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AustraliaAustralia61916
Great BritainGreat Britain56516
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Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

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