Team GB have matched their medal total from London 2012 on the final day of the Tokyo Games winning 22 golds, 21 silvers and 22 bronze medals in Japan.
That puts Britain on 65 medals – equalling their performance as hosts nine years ago and making Tokyo their second-most successful overseas Olympics after Rio 2016.
Britain won 67 medals at the Rio Games – finishing second in the medal table – and UK Sport had set a medal target range of between 45 and 70 medals for these delayed Olympics.
The Team GB performance in Tokyo has exceeded pre-Games predictions of 52 medals and 14 golds after Team GB’s medal aspirations were revised down by the governing body to take account of the “extraordinary circumstances” presented to athletes and staff in the build-up to the Games.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to social media to say:
Team GB chef de mission Mark England hailed the medal haul in Tokyo as “the greatest achievement in British Olympic history”.