Forget about London 2012, because last night Great Britain sealed second place in the Rio 2016 medal table to secure their best ever Olympic performance at home or away.

27 golds, 23 silvers and 17 bronze was enough for Great Britain to finish above China, and beat their total of 65 medals from the home games just four years ago.

Boxer Joe Joyce was the last man to add to GB’s tally, after he won silver in the Super-heavyweight final, ensuring that Great Britain smashed their pre-Games target of at least 48 medals.

But Saturday was where GB effectively landed second spot in the table, with boxer Nicola Adams successfully defending her title from London, and Mo Farah doing the double double out on the track.

Diving sensation Tom Daley was another that could have added to the medal count on Sunday, but he failed to make the final in the 10m platform diving, and had to make do with his bronze medal from earlier in the fortnight.

But this Olympics will go do as one with many a highlight, and it will be difficult to decide who could have lined themselves up for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year crown.

The golden couple of British Cycling are sure to be in contention with Laura Trott becoming the most decorated British female Olympian, while Jason Kenny matched the six gold medals of his predecessor Sir Chris Hoy, and now looks set for a knighthood himself.

Trott is currently 11/2 for the BBC gong, with Kenny at 10/1 behind market leader Andy Murray (11/10), and another Olympic hero in Mo Farah at 9/4.

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