Britain’s Olympic medals – which city is winning?
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Team GB has been killing it at the Olympics so far

Beating China to second place in the table. Breaking records – and winning 5 golds in a single day.

But though we’re all rightly proud of our nation’s collective sporting efforts, it’s time to see who triumphs when it comes to local bragging rights.

Here’s how many medals athletes from your city have claimed so far.

Newcastle – 2 medals

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Marcus Watson scored silver along with the rest of his Rugby 7’s team last Thursday, ultimately being beaten out for gold by Fiji after a heroic run. And Amy Tinkler from the North East has become the youngest UK Olympian medal winner in 32 years, scoring a bronze in the Gymnastics floor exercise event. She will receive her GCSE results when coming home with a medal around her neck.

Bristol – 2 medals

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Sally Conway kicked some serious butt – landing the bronze women’s 70kg judo medal, while Siobhan-Marie O’Connor claimed silver in the pool, coming second in the women’s swimming 200m individual medley.

Sheffield – 4 medals

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University of Sheffield graduate Bryony Page has made more Olympics history, being the first Briton to win a medal in Trampolining. Cyclist Ed Clancy struck gold with the rest of the cycling pursuit team – and Jessica Ennis-Hill narrowly missed gold at the Heptathlon, winning the silver.

Edinburgh – 5 medals

Former George Heriots pupil Polly Swann won the historic silver medal in the women’s eight rowing event, alongside Karen Bennett, another Edinburgh native. David Florence was able to secure silver in the canoe slalom, while Callum Skinner scored silver in the solo cycling sprint and gold as part of the team sprint.

Cardiff – 5 medals

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Owain Doull and Elinor Barker both smashed it in the men and women’s team pursuit winning gold (Barker’s team broke the pursuit records). Becky James from nearby Abergavenny meanwhile has scored double silver in cycling also – in the women’s Keirin and in the sprint. The latest win has been from Hannah Clark who sailed towards gold with her partner Saskia Clark in the Women’s 470 dinghy.

Glasgow – 7 medals

Glasgow has Scottish bragging rights, it seems! Katherine Grainger has become the most decorated ever female UK Olympian, getting another silver medal in rowing. Katie Archibald was one of the team in the female cycling pursuit who won the gold and Andy Murray, born in Glasgow, has gotten gold in the tennis men’s singles again after first winning it in 2012.

Leeds – 7 medals

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Divers Jack Laugher and Chris Mears made history, winning the UK’s first gold medal for diving while competing in the the men’s 3 metre synchronised springboard event. A week on from that feat, Laugher won silver in the men’s individual 3m springboard, becoming the first British diver to win multiple Olympic diving medals at the same Olympic Games. The Brownlee brothers scored big in the triathalon, with Alistair getting the gold and Jonny following with silver. Leeds locals Nile Wilson and Katy Marchant have also come through to win the Bronze in gymnastics and cycling.

Manchester – 10 medals

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Cycling has become Manchester’s big winner, with Jason Kenny striking the gold in the men’s cycling sprint, the team sprint and the keirin. His fiance Laura Trott became the first British female to win four gold medals, after she won in the women’s omnium and her team won the female cycling pursuit. Philip Hindes won gold alongside Kenny and James Guy managed to snag two medals in swimming. Jon Scofield has also won silver in the Men’s K-2 200 metres canoeing event.

London – 13 medals

Perhaps no major surprise, the UK’s biggest city has got the biggest number of medalists. London based Mo Farah won the men’s 10,000 metre gold even after tripping up on his 10th lap. Bradley Wiggins has now secured an eighth medal, making him the UK’s most decorated male Olympian. Joshua Buatsi has recently picked up his first bronze for boxing in the Men’s light heavyweight division, along with Chris Langridge who has gotten his first bronze medal in the badminton doubles.      

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