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Charlotte Dujardin becomes most decorated British female Olympian ever after winning dressage bronze

Written by on 28/07/2021

Charlotte Dujardin has become the most decorated British female Olympian ever after winning bronze in the individual dressage.

She scored 88.543 to secure the third-place prize.

The medal is Dujardin’s sixth in the Olympics, surpassing Katherine Grainger’s record of five, which she had equalled with another bronze in the team final on Tuesday.

Dujardin, 36, Carl Hester and Charlotte Fry finished third behind Olympic title holders Germany and runners-up the United States at the Tokyo Equestrian Park.

Team GB have won four medals in swimming event, three of which were golds
Image: Team GB won the men’s 400m freestyle relay on Wednesday

Dujardin’s individual medal came after further Team GB glory in the early hours of Wednesday, with a gold in the men’s 200m freestyle relay.

Swimmers Tom Dean, Duncan Scott, James Guy and Matthew Richards finished 0.03 seconds off the world record at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Commenting after the win, Scott said: “It’s really special with these boys. Matt in third was so composed and the boys up front executed the race plans really well. So close to a world record in the end – if anything I’m a bit gutted.”

 Sky News

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