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Adam Peaty of Great Britain celebrates after winning the men's 100m breaststroke final and setting a new world recordStefan Wermuth/Reuters

Team GB are up and running at this year's Olympics after Adam Peaty and Jazmin Carlin won gold and silver medals respectively in Rio. Peaty, 21, broke his own world record on Sunday (7 August) to win the 100m breaststroke in 57.13 seconds before Carlin, 25, finished second in the 400m freestyle.

Peaty's win was the first gold medal Team GB had won in the pool in 28 years. "I did it for my country and that means so much for me," he told the BBC, while Carlin said she was on the "edge of tears" following her race.

The gold and silver are the only medals for Great Britain so far, leaving them eighth in the table, down from third in 2012, though it is still very early days.

The USA leads the way with 12 with China in second with eight. While the pool stars may have lifted spirits in the Olympic Village, Team GB have been tipped to win just 16 gold medals, a sharp drop on 2012, when they took 29.

According to sports tipsters Betting Expert, Team GB will leave Brazil with 42 medals in total, two-thirds of the 65 won on home soil.

Henrik Lykkesteen, chief commercial officer for Better Collective, said: "Hosts will always put huge resources into their own Olympics, so it's no surprise that the Team GB medal target for Rio is set well below the 65 medals achieved in London. UK Sport is really pushing the team to beat their Beijing haul (when they won 47), but our bettingexpert.com research shows that could be a step too far. Can they do it? All we can do is wish them the best of luck!"

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