Shooter Ed Ling claimed the third medal of Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after taking bronze in the men's 10m individual trap. The Taunton-born athlete overcame David Kostelecky of the Czech Republic by hitting 13 of the 15 targets to add to the silver medal he won at the World Championships in 2014.

The 33-year-old farmer secured GB's 45th shooting medal in Olympic history - following gold medallist Peter Wilson from four years ago - and improves on his 21st place finish at London 2012. Ling had earlier missed out on a place in the gold medal match and was forced into shoot-off with Ahmed Kamar from Egypt to earn the chance to battle for bronze.

In the battle for gold, Croatia's Josip Glasnovic beat Giovanni Pellielo of Italy in a thrilling shoot off.

Ling follows swimmers Adam Peaty and Jazz Carlin in becoming the latest Team GB medallist in Rio. The British team were set a target of 48 medals by UK Sport - who fund athletes from the 28 Olympic sports.

"I'm speechless, I really am," he said. "I set my goal to reach the final and once you're in the final anything can happen. I was over the moon with what I did.

Ed Ling
Ling secured GB's third Olympic medal in Rio.Getty Images

"The qualification rounds have been really tough. we've had changeable weather, for two out of the three rounds we've had high winds, blowing things everywhere. Today we've had rolling crowds with a little bit of sun and it has been making it very interesting. This is four years of hard work and commitment and it all comes down to this."