London 2012: Bradley Wiggins and rowing champs give Britain gold

India News Bulletin Desk
Cyclist Bradley Wiggins gives Great Britain its second gold
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Two gold medals for Team GB in one day at London 2012. Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins gave Great Britain its second gold medal in London 2012 Olympic Games on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by winning in the men’s time trial.

Wiggin’s historic win comes just hours after rowing pair Heather Stanning and Helen Glover won GB its first gold at the Games.

With his latest win, Wiggins has become Britain’s most successful Olympian with a total of seven medals (four gold, two silver and one bronze) ahead of Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Chris Hoy. Wiggins is already eyeing another gold at the next Olympic Games in Rio. "What's the point of having so many medals if they are not of the right colour," he said in his interview soon after the win.

"These four are what matters to me and I will go for the fifth one in Rio," he said.

Meanwhile the rowers Glover and Stanning too made history by becoming the first women from Britain to win a gold medal in an Olympic rowing competition.

The two golds lifted Great Britain's ranking from 21st on July 31 to tenth on August 1, 2012. But by the end of the day Britain slipped to number 11 in the medal table.

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