Great Britain's women claimed bronze in the 4x400m relay at the Rio Olympics, winning the country's 66th medal of the Games and surpassing their total from London 2012. The quartet of Eilidh Doyle, Anyika Onuora, Emily Diamond and Christine Ohuruogu came home in a time of three minutes 25.88 seconds to finish behind defending champions the United States and Jamaica.

For Team GB, their third-placed finish gave them their first relay medal since 1992. Meanwhile, the US won their sixth consecutive Olympic title with a time of 3:19.06, while Jamaica, who won bronze four years ago, claimed silver this time in 3:20.34.

The relay team celebrate their success
The GB 4x400m relay team celebrate their success Getty Images

"It has been the most amazing experience," Britain's Emily Diamond told the BBC. "We came out here and knew a bronze would be up for grabs and I am so proud we did it."

The US and Jamaica dominated the race for much of the time, but Britain added a bronze medal to their increasingly-impressive collection thanks to a fantastic final leg from Ohuruogu, who has now won medals at three consecutive Games.

"We went out and did the same plan we had for the last four years," Doyle explained. "I wanted to give the girls the best possible start and thankfully I did and they took it on from there."

Ohuruogu added: "We have really worked hard because we thought we could medal here. We had to come together as a team today, we had to stick in, stay focused and keep each other's spirits up. I am so proud of them, we got a good job done today."

In the men's 4x400m relay, meanwhile, the gold went to the US in a time of 2:57.30 seconds, with Jamaica in second and the Bahamas taking the bronze.