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The equestrian centre in Deodoro, Rio was the scene of Skelton's final Olympic…

Nick Skelton wins individual showjumping gold for Great Britain

The equestrian centre in Deodoro, Rio was the scene of Skelton's final Olympic…

Gold for Great Britain. From left to right; Peter Charles, Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Nick Skelton.

Gold for Great Britain. From left to right; Peter Charles, Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Nick Skelton.

Nick Skelton of Great Britain wins Gold in the Olympic Equestrian Jumping Individual Final

Nick Skelton of Great Britain wins Gold in the Olympic Equestrian Jumping Individual Final

Nick Skelton of Great Britain takes gold in the Olympic Equestrian Jumping Individual Final

Nick Skelton of Great Britain takes gold in the Olympic Equestrian Jumping Individual Final

Nick Skelton - Team Great Britain

Nick Skelton - Team Great Britain

Gold medalists Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Peter Charles of Great Britain celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Team Jumping on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on August 6, 2012 in London, England.

Gold medalists Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Peter Charles of Great Britain celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Team Jumping on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on August 6, 2012 in London, England.

Nick Skelton of Great Britain was penalty free on Big Star during the jumping in the equestrian

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Nick Skelton of Great Britain was penalty free on Big Star during the jumping in the equestrian

Day twelve: Nick Skelton of Great Britain riding Big Star in the Individual Jumping. GB and their riders fell just short in a tense event.

Day twelve: Nick Skelton of Great Britain riding Big Star in the Individual Jumping. GB and their riders fell just short in a tense event.

And it's GOLD for Nick Skelton of Great Britain on Big Star!!!! Silver to Peder Fredricson of Sweden on All In and bronze to Eric Lamaze of Canada on Fine Lady 5.

And it's GOLD for Nick Skelton of Great Britain on Big Star!!!! Silver to Peder Fredricson of Sweden on All In and bronze to Eric Lamaze of Canada on Fine Lady 5.

58-year-old Nick Skelton from Great Britain celebrates his Olympic Gold in equestrian - Rio de Janeiro

58-year-old Nick Skelton from Great Britain celebrates his Olympic Gold in equestrian - Rio de Janeiro

Big Star & Nick Skelton of Great Britain competes in the 1st Qualifier of Individual Jumping on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on August 4, 2012 in London, England. - Olympics Day 8 - Equestrian

Big Star Photos Photos: Olympics Day 8 - Equestrian

Big Star & Nick Skelton of Great Britain competes in the 1st Qualifier of Individual Jumping on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on August 4, 2012 in London, England. - Olympics Day 8 - Equestrian

Nick Skelton of Great Britain riding Big Star in the Individual Jumping on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park

Nick Skelton of Great Britain riding Big Star in the Individual Jumping on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park

Great Britain's Nick Skelton, riding Big Star, competes during the…

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Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Peter Charles (L-R) win Great Britain's first jumping gold in 60 years.

Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Peter Charles (L-R) win Great Britain's first jumping gold in 60 years.