Here's team GB's most successful Olympics - in one chart

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Monday 22 August 2016 14:00
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The Rio 2016 Olympics have finally, spectacularly drawn to a close, and what an eventful week it has been for Great Britain.

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Mo Farah provided one of the highlights for Britain, winning a double double – two gold medals in London’s 2012 Olympics and two more in Rio for the 5,000m and 10,000m, the first runner to do so since Finn Lasse Viren in 1976.

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And with 67 medals, Britain made history by being the first country to beat their medal count in an away game after hosting the Olympics.

But what are Britain's most successful sports?

Statista compiled data on the country’s most successful sports, compared Britain’s performance across ten years and put the results in a graph, below:

Britain tends to perform the best at cycling, with eight medals in both Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.

Rio's gold medal count for cycling came in at six, with five of them belonging to Laura Trott (two) and Jason Kenny (three).

The best year for rowing was London 2012, when Britain took home four gold medals compared to the three we took home in Rio.

Boxing peaked in London 2012 too with Nicola Adams, Luke Campbell and Anthony Joshua taking home the gold, compared to just Adams winning gold this year.

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