Rio 2016: More medals for Team GB on day 10 including a historic gold for Charlotte Dujardin

Dujardin retained her individual Olympic dressage title, Sophie Hitchon won Great Britain's first hammer medal since 1924 and Mark Cavendish claimed his first ever Olympic medal.

Rio 2016: More medals for Team GB on day 10 including a historic gold for Charlotte Dujardin
Charlotte Dujardin shows off her Olympic gold medal after winning the individual dressage.(Image: Getty Images)

Great Britain added three more medals to their Rio 2016 total on day 10 as Charlotte Dujardin became the first British woman to retain an individual Olympic title after winning gold in the dressage.

Sophie Hitchon won Team GB's first hammer medal since 1924, while Mark Cavendish claimed his first ever Olympic medal in the omnium.

Historic gold for Dujardin and Valegro

Charlotte Dujardin rode Valegro to their second consecutive individual dressage gold medal, repeating their feat of four years ago with a score 93.857%, to become the first the first British woman to retain an individual Olympic title.

The 31-year-old, who won silver earlier in Rio as part of Britain's dressage team, set an Olympic record Grand Prix freestyle to successfully defend her title ahead of Isabell Werth and Kristina Broring-Sprehe, who won silver and bronze for Germany respectively.

In winning her third Olympic gold, having also triumphed in the team event at London 2012, Dujardin joins Laura Trott as the only female British Olympians with three gold medals.

Dujardin recorded her third highest score ever in Rio. | Photo: Getty Images
Dujardin recorded her third highest score ever in Rio. | Photo: Getty Images

Third time lucky for Cavendish

It was a case of third time lucky for Mark Cavendish as he claimed his first Olympic medal, winning silver in the men's omnium. An Olympic medal was one of the few honours that have eluded the 'Manx Missile' in his illustrious career, after missing out on a medal in the madison in Beijing in 2008 and on the road in London in 2012.

However, his wait for an Olympic medal was over after he held off the charge of Denmark's Lasse Norman Hansen in a dramatic points race - the last of the six events. Italy's Elia Viviani took gold with a final points tally of 207, with Cavendish finishing with 194 and Hansen 192.

Elsewhere on the track, Laura Trott's dominance of the women's omnium continues as the defending champion leads at the halfway stage after wins in the individual pursuit and her favoured elimination race.

Hitchon wins bronze in hammer

Sophie Hitchon became the first British female in history to win an Olympic hammer throw medal after throwing a personal best distance of 74.54m, which was enough for her to win silver.

Hitchon went into medal contention with an effort of 73.29m from her second attempt, but she knocked out of the medals in the fourth round. However, Hitchon was not to be denied her moment in history and secured a historic bronze medal with a British record distance of 74.54m.

Team GB's Sophie Hitchon takes bronze in the hammer. | Photo: Getty Images
Team GB's Sophie Hitchon takes bronze in the hammer. | Photo: Getty Images

More medals could be on their way...

In badminton, the doubles pair of Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis became the first British badminton players to reach an Olympic semi-final since Athens 2004, while Rajiv Ouseph became the first British man to reach an Olympic singles quarter-finals.

Team GB's women's hockey side set up a semi-final showdown with New Zealand following a 3-1 win over Spain. In sailing, Giles Scott only needs to complete the last race in the Finn class to claim gold, while Joshua Buatsi guaranteed himself Team GB's first boxing medal of Rio 2016 in the men's light heavyweight division.