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British show jumper Nick Skelton has become Britain's second-oldest Olympic gold medallist in his seventh Games.  The 58-year-old, who initially retired 16 years ago after breaking his neck in two places, claimed individual gold after a six-way jump-off.  It is Britain's first individual show jumping medal since Anne Moore's silver in 1972, and adds to Skelton's gold in the team event at London 2012.

Rio Olympics 2016: GB's Nick Skelton wins show jumping gold

Congratulations to our Olympic Gold Medallist Nick Skelton. We are very proud of having as ambassador a man who never give up, an example for all those who love ride and the living proof that hard work always leads to amazing results.

Three of Rio's showjumping medallists ended up topping the podium at the Longines FEI World Cup leg in Toronto, including Great Britain's Olympic champion Nick Skelton.

Three of Rio's showjumping medallists ended up topping the podium at the Longines FEI World Cup leg in Toronto, including Great Britain's Olympic champion Nick Skelton.

Nick Skelton secured Britain's first ever gold in individual showjumping at the…

Nick Skelton wins individual showjumping gold for Great Britain

Nick Skelton secured Britain's first ever gold in individual showjumping at the…

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Nick Skelton wins gold for Team GB in individual showjumping

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Nick Skelton wins individual showjumping gold for Great Britain

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Britain's most prolific Olympian wins gold at his seventh Games

GB's Nick Skelton takes gold in the individual show jumping, winning a six-way jump-off to claim the Olympic title.  Skelton, riding Big Star, went clear in both opening rounds and did so again as the first to go in the jump-off.

Rio Olympics 2016: GB's Nick Skelton wins show jumping gold

GB's Nick Skelton takes gold in the individual show jumping, winning a six-way jump-off to claim the Olympic title. Skelton, riding Big Star, went clear in both opening rounds and did so again as the first to go in the jump-off.

Show jumper Nick Skelton became Britain's second-oldest Olympic gold medallist in his seventh Games. The 58-year-old, who initially retired 16 years ago after breaking his neck in two places, claimed individual gold after a six-way jump-off.

Show jumper Nick Skelton became Britain's second-oldest Olympic gold medallist in his seventh Games. The 58-year-old, who initially retired 16 years ago after breaking his neck in two places, claimed individual gold after a six-way jump-off.

Nick Skelton won Great Britain's first individual showjumping gold medal in Olympic history following a stunning performance in Deodoro. The 58-year-old, from Alcester in Warwickshire, also became Britain's oldest Olympic gold medallist in any sport, eclipsing shooter Jerry Millner, who won gold in 1908. Skelton and Big Star - his London 2012 team gold medal-winning ride - were among six combinations that jumped off against the clock after posting double clear rounds earlier in the day.

Nick Skelton wins gold riding Big Star in individual show jumping

Nick Skelton won Great Britain's first individual showjumping gold medal in Olympic history following a stunning performance in Deodoro. The 58-year-old, from Alcester in Warwickshire, also became Britain's oldest Olympic gold medallist in any sport, eclipsing shooter Jerry Millner, who won gold in 1908. Skelton and Big Star - his London 2012 team gold medal-winning ride - were among six combinations that jumped off against the clock after posting double clear rounds earlier in the day.