OLYMPICS: Record haul of medals for Team GB

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Sir Chris Hoy has made history by winning his sixth Olympic title when Britain claimed its best medal haul at a Games for more than a century yesterday.

Sir Chris’s triumph means he now has more golds than any other British Olympian - Sir Steve Redgrave has five.

Team GB’s medal tally is now 48 - 22 gold, 13 silver and 13 bronze - making it the most successful Games since London 1908.

The new star of British women’s cycling Laura Trott, 20, won her second gold but the outgoing face of British cycling Victoria Pendleton could only manage silver in her sprint with Australian Anna Meares.

Earlier the Team GB gold rush continued as the dressage team trotted to a historic victory over Germany. The team of Carl Hester, Laura Bechtolsheimer and Charlotte Dujardin put in an exquisite performance.

The Brownlee brothers raced to Olympic glory in one of the most dramatic races yet at London 2012. Alistair Brownlee took gold and his brother Jonny won bronze despite being given a 15-second penalty.

There was an unexpected bronze in the Olympic Stadium for Robbie Grabarz in the high jump. And there was further success in Weymouth as Nick Dempsey took silver in the men’s windsurfing.

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