Team GB's 5 most iconic moments at Rio 2016

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Rio 2016 may have had its moments of chaos, but ultimately it was an Olympic Games to remember with plenty of iconic moments to go round.

Whether it was seeing legends like Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt pick up their final gold medals, or the simple gesture of the famous selfie between athletes from North and South Korea, there have been so many images that will live long in the memory.

And Team GB certainly won't be in a hurry to forget their exploits, overtaking their medal haul from London 2012 and putting in some outstanding performances in the process.


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It'll also be remembered as the Games when GB came ahead of all but America in the medals table. 

We take a look back at five of the most iconic events for the Brits in Brazil.

5 - Max Whitlock

Max Whitlock was happy with a bronze medal after his first event, but that was before he sensationally won two golds in the space of an hour. With all eyes on Louis Smith, Whitlock stole the limelight with some almost flawless gymnastics on the high bar and the floor.

4 - Nicola Adams

Nicola Adams retained her gold medal on the penultimate day of action, becoming Britain's most successful amateur boxer ever. The 33-year-old is still the only flyweight woman ever to win gold in the boxing ring.

3 - Adam Peaty

Peaty's gold was always going to be memorable just because it was GB's first of the Games, but the distance he won by made it even more special.

2 - Laura Trott & Jason Kenny

It only seems fitting to combine Jason Kenny and Laura Trott's achievements, but the two cyclists were both outstanding in their own right. The couple are both heading back to the UK with gold medals after tense finishes in the Velodrome.

1 - Mo Farah

Team GB knew there could never be another 'Super Saturday' quite like the one in 2012, but fate did ensure that Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, and Greg Rutherford would all be competing on the same night. Ennis-Hill and Rutherford were to win silver and bronze respectively, but Farah cemented his place as GB's biggest icon - and quite possibly their greatest ever long-distance runner - with an unbelievable double gold in the 10,000 and 5,000 metres.

What was Team GB's greatest achievement at Rio 2016? Have your say in the comments. 

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