Charlotte Dujardin became the first British woman to win six Olympic medals with a stunning individual dressage bronze in Tokyo.
Riding young horse Gio, the three-time Olympic champion produced a brilliant ride to snatch third place on the podium in the Grand Prix freestyle final she won at London 2012 and Rio 2016.
Following a bronze in the team event with Carl Hester and Lottie Fry yesterday, it means she has three golds, one silver and two bronze medals from three Olympic appearances.
That takes Dujardin one medal clear of Dame Katherine Grainger and Kitty McCane to sit alone as the most decorated female British Olympian of all time.
Hester, the oldest athlete to represent Team GB at Tokyo 2020 at 54, finished eighth while newcomer Charlotte Fry was 13th in the individual event after the pair joined Dujardin in winning team bronze on Tuesday.
Dujardin, 36, from Enfield, said:
On becoming the first British woman to win six Olympic medals, she said:
Dujardin’s previous Olympic medals prior to Tokyo had come on Valegro, the two providing one of the most famous duos in equestrian.
A new and equally-impressive pair is now blossoming on the Olympic stage, with Dujardin revealing the story behind how their partnership began.