Rio Olympics 2016: Charlotte Dujardin wins GB individual dressage gold

Team GB prance to another gold medal with victory in the dressage

"It is absolutely incredible".

A lot of Twitter found her dive pretty relatable. Her partner, Dean Wyatt Golding, proposed to her during the London 2012 Games, "and I said yes", she said today.

The 31-year-old Manxman, 30 times a Tour de France stage victor, was third entering into the second day of racing for the last two disciplines of the event. It was just magical.

"It's a massive team and one that really wants to win and it's quite emotional, especially for me".

"It's always disappointing not to win, but I did all I could, so yes, I'm happy".

"Everything just happened. It felt so effortless and easy and he tried so hard". I know I've done my best and he's done his.

But so much depends on the right horse with Dujardin admitting replacing Valegro was a tall order. The pair had scored 90.089 at their last Olympics in London, and 94s at London Olympia and the World Cup Finals in Las Vegas a year ago.

Charlotte Dujardin trotted to gold in the dressage.

The horse is co-owned by Hester, Roly Luard and Ann Barrott, and Dujardin added: "I went in there to enjoy it and give everything". "I have already got a ring on my finger, the wally!" It's fine - they are the best. "We were all around the kitchen table with the television on and I can't tell you, it was unbelievable".

As promised, prior to the Freestyle Dujardin made the trek to see Christ the Redeemer, the famous statue which looms over Rio.

Dujardin's day got more emotional when her fiance held up a banner saying "Will you marry me now?" to the cameras. "I still got on my knees and prayed - maybe that helped".

"It is on the cards for retirement for Valegro".




"I feel I couldn't have done anymore", Dujardin said.

"We knew coming here to Rio that the racing wasn't going to be easy". I'm probably not going to do another massive Championship with him. I love him to bits @JasonKenny107!

"If you write down what he's achieved, you would read it and not think it's possible".

The 25-year-old threw 74.54m with her last effort to propel herself on to the podium and win Great Britain's first hammer medal since 1924.

He said: "When he came on the team just before Beijing back in 2008 we knew we had a very special addition to the team".

Germany's Isabell Werth took silver with an 89.

Here in the heart of the Latin America's biggest military zone "Vila Militar", the 18 riders honoured Xenaphon's prophetic guidance - "Anything forced or misunderstood, can never be beautiful" - as the horses worked wonderfully in tandem with their riders.

"I remember in April, I couldn't expect that she would go to Rio".

The latest victories sweep the engaged couple's gold medal tally into double figures - with the pair now able to boast 10 between them.

And there was more for British fans to celebrate as Ouseph made the last eight of the men's singles competition, edging Indonesia's Asian champion Tommy Sugiarto 21-13 14-21 21-16. "In the end, it was really a great show for me; a great Olympic Games". Another German rider, Kristina Broring-Sprehe, took the bronze medal.

Many of us expected gymnastics wunderkind Biles to make a clean sweep of five gold medals, but in a shock turn of event she placed third in her fourth event. "It was a wonderful dream come true".

"How many horses can do that time and time again", she said.

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