Charlotte Dujardin won dressage bronze to become the most decorated British female Olympian, as Team GB’s swimmers secured gold to take Britain’s medal tally to 16 on day five in Tokyo.
Dujardin, 36, took her personal haul of medals to six – three gold, a silver and two bronze – surpassing rower Dame Katherine Grainger and tennis player Kitty McKane.
“It is mind-blowing,” Dujardin, who hopes to compete at Paris 2024, told BBC Sport. “To think I have achieved all of that. It’s just so surreal.”
In the pool, Tom Dean and Duncan Scott, who had won gold and silver respectively on Tuesday, combined to help GB win the 4x200m freestyle relay and the team’s fifth Tokyo 2020 gold.
The quartet finished just 0.03 seconds outside the world record after a stellar swim from James Guy on the second leg moved them up from third into a lead they never looked like giving up.
Their Olympic success follows world titles in the event in 2015 and 2017 and is an improvement on the silver the team won at Rio 2016.
Elsewhere, Britain’s rowers won silver in the men’s quadruple sculls, but there was disappointment in the men’s four as a run of golds stretching back over the previous five Olympics ended with a fourth-place finish and some erratic steering over the final 500 metres.
Breaststroke specialist Abbie Wood came within 0.11secs of claiming another British medal in the pool as she was edged out of bronze in the 200m individual medley.
There was disappointment for Britain’s men’s rugby sevens side as they lost their bronze medal match against Argentina 17-12.
But GB will be guaranteed at least another bronze medal as featherweight boxer Karriss Artingstall progressed to the semi-finals of the women’s competition, where she will meet Japan’s Sena Irie on Saturday.