Team GB match London 2012 on the medal table
Team GB has matched their medal count from London 2012 on the final day of the Tokyo Games – with 65 medals won.
Track cyclist Jason Kenny’s historic gold medal moved GB up to 64 medals on Sunday, hours before boxer Lauren Price won gold in the middleweight final.
The total makes the Tokyo Games Britain’s second-most successful overseas Olympics after Rio 2016/
They won 22 golds, 21 silvers and 22 bronze medals in Japan.
Britain won 67 medals at the Rio Games – finishing second in the medal table – and UK Sport had set a medal target range of between 45 and 70 medals for these delayed Olympics.
Team GB’s Laura Kenny has been chosen to carry the British flag in Sunday’s closing ceremony at 12:00 BST.
Simon Gleave, head of sports analysis at Nielsen Gracenote, said: “At Rio 2016, Great Britain became the first country to improve on its medal tally in the Olympics after being the host – and Team GB have now become the first to equal or win more medals at each of the next two Games.”
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