Team GB's Becky James has won silver in the women's keirin final at Rio 2016 after a superb final lap at the velodrome.

James, 24, sat in last place as the bell rung for the final lap but soared around the outside to secure herself a hugely credible podium position and secure Great Britain's fourth medal on the track.

Netherlands' Elis Ligtlee clinched the gold medal while Australia's two-time Olumpic gold medalist Anna Meares settled for bronze.

The Welsh rider carefully bided her time at the back of the field before her dramatic surge around the final bend, fiishing just three hundreds of a second behind eventual winner Ligtlee.

Becky James
James holds her silver medal on the podium. Getty

Her success came just minutes after Britain secured another gold in the women's team pursuit final against the United States. Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott, Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker roared across the finishing line with a time of 4:10.236 seconds, good enough for a new world record.

The win also saw Trott becomes first British woman to win three gold medals, having triumphed in the team pursuit and omnium events at London 2012.

It matched the men's success in the team pursuit event on Friday (12 August). Ed Clancy, Owain Doull, Steven Burke and Sir Bradley Wiggins held their nerve in a thrilling final against Australia, also clocking a new world record time of 3:50.265.

The victory also saw Wiggins become Great Britain's most decorated Olympian of all time, increasing his medal tally to eight.