Nick Skelton won Great Britain's first individual showjumping gold medal in Olympic history following a stunning performance in Deodoro. The 58-year-old, from Alcester in Warwickshire, also became Britain's oldest Olympic gold medallist in any sport, eclipsing shooter Jerry Millner, who won gold in 1908. Skelton and Big Star - his London 2012 team gold medal-winning ride - were among six combinations that jumped off against the clock after posting double clear rounds earlier in the day.

Nick Skelton wins gold riding Big Star in individual show jumping

Nick Skelton won Great Britain's first individual showjumping gold medal in Olympic history following a stunning performance in Deodoro. The 58-year-old, from Alcester in Warwickshire, also became Britain's oldest Olympic gold medallist in any sport, eclipsing shooter Jerry Millner, who won gold in 1908. Skelton and Big Star - his London 2012 team gold medal-winning ride - were among six combinations that jumped off against the clock after posting double clear rounds earlier in the day.

Team GB Great Britain Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016 Shooting Team Amber Hill Steve Scott Elena Allen Jennifer McIntosh Ed Ling Tim Kneale | Fur Feather and Fin Online Shop Hunting Shooting Fishing Country Sports Gifts

Team GB Great Britain Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016 Shooting Team Amber Hill Steve Scott Elena Allen Jennifer McIntosh Ed Ling Tim Kneale | Fur Feather and Fin Online Shop Hunting Shooting Fishing Country Sports Gifts

Olympics shooting: GB's Peter Wilson wins double trap gold - Britain's fourth gold medal of the London Olympics with victory in the double trap competition.

Olympics shooting: Peter Wilson wins double trap gold

Olympics shooting: GB's Peter Wilson wins double trap gold - Britain's fourth gold medal of the London Olympics with victory in the double trap competition.

Peter Wilson wins Great Britain's fourth gold medal of London 2012 with victory in the double trap

Peter Wilson wins Great Britain's fourth gold medal of London 2012 with victory in the double trap

On target: Six-time paralympic shooting medallist Doron Shaziri carries the Israel flag at the head of his team

London 2012 Paralympics: We could be heroes: Great Britain's paralympians enter stadium to rapturous applause (and David Bowie classic)

On target: Six-time paralympic shooting medallist Doron Shaziri carries the Israel flag at the head of his team

Nick Skelton of Great Britain riding Big Star competes in the 3rd Qualifier of Individual Jumping completing with no jumping or time penalties

Nick Skelton of Great Britain riding Big Star competes in the 3rd Qualifier of Individual Jumping completing with no jumping or time penalties

Historic win for Beezie~first woman to win King George V Gold Cup (in 108 years!) Hickstead 2014

Historic win for Beezie~first woman to win King George V Gold Cup (in 108 years!) Hickstead 2014

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