Led by the Olympic record-breaking performance of 27-year-old Charlotte Dujardin, Team GB won its first ever gold medal in Olympic dressage. "I wanted the gold medal so badly and I didn't want to mess it up. It is so surreal," she said after winning the gold on Valegro. "I'm just so lucky to be riding Valegro. He is the horse of a lifetime - he finds it so easy," she said.
The firm credited as the most reliable forecaster of Olympic medal success was last night tipping Great Britain to bring home a record 56 from the Rio Games and finish third again in the overall table.