Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The 2016 Olympic Games were held in Rio de Janiero, where Great Britain topped the rowing medal table for the third successive Games

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Katherine and Vicky "blasting off the blocks" Copyright: Intersport Images

The team won five medals on the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in the shadow of Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

RankCountryMedalsTotalRank by Total
1
Great Britain
Three
Two
Zero
Five1
2
Germany
Two
One
Zero
Three=2
3
New Zealand
Two
One
Zero
Three=2
4
Australia
One
Two
Zero
Three=4
5
Netherlands
One
One
One
Three5
Rank:
1
Country:

Great Britain
Medals:
Three
Two
Zero
Total:
Five
Rank by Total:
1
Rank:
2
Country:

Germany
Medals:
Two
One
Zero
Total:
Three
Rank by Total:
=2
Rank:
3
Country:

New Zealand
Medals:
Two
One
Zero
Total:
Three
Rank by Total:
=2
Rank:
4
Country:

Australia
Medals:
One
Two
Zero
Total:
Three
Rank by Total:
=4
Rank:
5
Country:

Netherlands
Medals:
One
One
One
Total:
Three
Rank by Total:
5

The medal haul included three golds and two silvers, with Great Britain finishing as top rowing nation for the third successive Games.

Golden Moments with Team GB Rowers & Gymnasts on Day 9 of London 2012

Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley started GB’s medal rush, winning silver in the women’s double sculls – Grainger’s fourth Olympic silver and fifth medal overall, having taken gold at London 2012.

Just as they did in London four years earlier, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won Team GB’s first rowing gold of the regatta in the women’s pair, swiftly followed by the second by the men’s four. Alex Gregory, Constantine Louloudis, George Nash and Mohamed Sbihi continued GB’s remarkable run in the event, taking the fifth successive gold for the four.

The following day, both the men’s and women’s eight rowed onto the podium. The men took a fantastic gold, with Peter Reed and Andrew Triggs Hodge winning the third Olympic golds of their careers alongside Will Satch, Paul Bennett, Scott Durant, Matt Gotrel, Matt Langridge, Tom Ransley and Phelan Hill.

GB’s women’s eight won an historic silver medal behind a dominant USA crew –  a third silver for Frances Houghton. Zoe Lee, Karen Bennett, Olivia Carnegie-Brown, Jessica Eddie, Polly Swann, Mel Wilson, Katie Greves and Zoe de Toledo were alongside Houghton as GB capped the end of a fantastic project.

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