Nick Dempsey continued Great Britain's Olympic sailing success by securing a silver medal in the men's RS:X windsurfing event at Rio 2016. The 35-year-old was already secured second place heading into the 10th and final race and completed the competition with a fourth-place finish.

The 25-year-old claims his third Olympic medal is what is expected to be his final competitive appearance for Team GB. Dempsey adds the silver to his bronze from Beijing 2008 and silver from London 2012, as he ends his career as Britain's most successful windsurfer.

Netherlands' Dorian Van Rijsselberghe was assured of gold heading into the last race, but took victory to underline his dominance and defend his title from four years ago. France's Pierre le Coq took bronze after a sprint to the line with Poland's Pitr Myszka.

"What a nice way to go out, no stress today," Dempsey's coach told BBC Sport. "He just got to soak it all in, and hopefully this isn't his final Olympics. I am going to try and coving he to do another one. It was nice today and have a nice race. It hasn't sunk in yet but he is still really, really happy. He came here for gold but realistically Dorian was the better man so we'll take second best."