British show jumper Nick Skelton has become Britain's second-oldest Olympic gold medallist in his seventh Games. The 58-year-old, who initially retired 16 years ago after breaking his neck in two places, claimed individual gold after a six-way jump-off. It is Britain's first individual show jumping medal since Anne Moore's silver in 1972, and adds to Skelton's gold in the team event at London 2012.
The firm credited as the most reliable forecaster of Olympic medal success was last night tipping Great Britain to bring home a record 56 from the Rio Games and finish third again in the overall table.
Nick Skelton of Great Britain rides Big Star during the Individual Jumping 3rd Qualifier during Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Equestrian Centre on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.