Team GB secures second dressage gold medal

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Charlotte Dujardin has won Britain's second dressage gold medal of the Olympics as the host nation finished with three medals overall.

Dujardin's team-mate Laura Bechtolsheimer won the bronze medal.

These are the first individual Olympic dressage medals ever won by British competitors.

Dujardin partnered Valegro to victory as the pair performed to movie themes that included the likes of The Great Escape and Live And Let Die.

Bechtolsheimer was the first of the British competitors to ride and scored 84.339, which guaranteed GB a medal before Adelinde Cornelissen scored a brilliant 88.196 to put her in charge.

Then home favourite Dujardin wowed the crowd and judges with a superb score of 90.089m which is an Olympic record.

"I love doing freestyle and I had great fun. Valegro felt tired but he went out there and gave it his all, he didn't let me down. I couldn't have asked more of him," she told BBC Sport.

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