• Team GB win gold in team pursuit event after world record finish against Australia.
  • Jessica Ennis-Hill leads heptathlon ahead of final three events.
  • Katarina Johnson-Thompson slips to fourth after disappointing shot put.

Great Britain clinched three gold medals on day seven at Rio 2016, the day where Sir Bradley Wiggins cemented his status as the greatest British Olympian of all time.

Ed Clancy, Owain Doull, Steven Burke and Wiggins won gold in cycling's team pursuit event, setting a new world record time of 3:50.26 against Australia as Team GB scooped their second cycling title in as many days.

Wiggins, 36, claimed an eighth Olympic medal to move ahead of track cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy with a haul of give golds, one silver and two bronze.

His team trailed Australia by over 0.6 seconds at the half way point of the 4km race but held their nerve to close the gap and clinch victory to lift Britain up to third in the medal table.

Earlier in the day, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning retained their Olympic gold in the women's coxless pair. The experienced duo extended their undefeated run to an incredible five years after another imperious performance, seeing off a late surge from New Zealand's Genevieve Behrent and Rebecca Scown, who settled for silver.

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Ed Clancy, Owain Doull, Steven Burke and Sir Bradley Wiggins pose with gold. Getty

It was a dominant day for Britain's rowing teams, with men's coxless four quartet Alex Gregory, Mohamed Sbihi, Constantine Louloudis and George Nash registering a fifth consecutive Olympic gold. They saw off the challenge of Australia to cross the finishing line with a time of 5:58.61, with Italy securing the final podium spot.

Elsewhere, Bryony Page made history in winning Great Britain's first ever medal in the trampoline event. The 25-year-old and Team GB teammate Kat Driscoll were already making in history in qualifying for the final, but Page went one better in winning the silver medal. Her score was just 0.425 points short of gold medal winner Rosie MacLennan of Canada.

"I had no idea it was a medal but my performance was the best I could have done, that is why I was so happy, that all the training and hard work had paid off," Page told BBC One.

"I am so happy I got to share the final with Kat (Driscoll), one person would have made history and we got two [in the final]."

There was also a silver medal for the team dressage quartet of Spencer Wilton, Fiona Bigwood, Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin. The 2012 champions fell just short of defending their crown with Germany scooping gold with a winning score of 81.936 points ahead of Britain's 78.602.

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Ennis-Hill leads ahead of another possible Super Saturday. Getty

Ahead of a huge day of athletics finals on Saturday, Jessica Ennis-Hill leads the Olympic heptathlon after Team GB teammate Katarina Johnson-Thompson suffered a minor collapse to slip to fourth. Johnson-Thompson took the lead after the first two events but a disappointing shot put score saw her slip down the leader board, managing just 11.68m compared to Ennis-Hill's 13.86m. Johnson-Thompson went onto win the last event of the day, the 200m, but 2012 champion Ennis-Hill holds a 72-point lead over Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium heading into the final three events.

In the long jump, defending champion Greg Rutherford sealed qualification for Saturday's final but was given a major scare in doing so. The 29-year-old fouled on his first two jumps, registering a 7:90m on his third and final jump which was good enough for 10<sup>th place. The Briton had a nervous wait with a few jumpers still to follow, but his score was good enough to progress.