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Super Sunday sees Team GB overtake China

While Super Saturday took the headlines at London 2012, it’s so-called sequel didn’t quite live up to it’s billing two nights ago.

Although Mo Farah won 10,000m Gold once again, Jess Ennis-Hill fell to Silver in the Heptathlon and Greg Rutherford took Bronze in the long jump.

But the tide turned in Rio yesterday, as Great Britain, population of little over 64 million, overtook the Olympic powerhouse of China, population of 1.35 billion, in the medal table.

Most surprising of all saw Max Whitlock take two gold medals in the Artistic Gymnastics, becoming the first British gymnastic champion after scoring 15.633 on Floor, only to follow it up with a Gold medal performance on the Pommel Horse, beating compatriot Louis Smith who took silver.

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Meanwhile Britain continued their velodrome dominance as they took both Gold and Silver in the Men’s Individual Sprints, with Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner facing off in the final.

2013 US Open champion Justin Rose took golf’s first Olympic gold in 112 years, beating the 2016 Open Championship winner Henrik Stenson on the final day.

Andy Murray then earned his second Olympic Gold, battling past Juan Martin del Potro in four sets (7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5) played over four hours, in what was a true battle between the two.

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Giles Scott also guaranteed gold in the Men’s Finn (Sailing) earlier in the day, although that won’t be added to the medal table until the final day of racing on Tuesday.

Britain finished the day with a total of 38 medals, and although China have 45 with the same number of Golds, Team GB’s superior Silver tally of 16 sees them sit in second spot before Tuesday’s events get underway.

To round off the incredible day, Jamaican sprinter and all-round fan-favourite Usain Bolt retained his 100m title in a time of 9.81s, easing past Justin Gatlin at the finish line.

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