Tokyo Olympics: Team GB match London 2012 with 65 medals won as Kenny and Price take gold

Last update on. From the section OlympicsTeam GB has matched the Tokyo Games 2012 medal total on the last day.Jason Kenny, a track cyclist, won GB 64 medals Sunday after Lauren Price, a middleweight boxer, won gold.This puts Britain on 65 medals, equaling their performance as hosts nine year ago. It also makes Tokyo the second-most successful international Olympics after Rio 2016.In Japan, they claimed 22 golds and 21 silvers as well as 22 bronze medals.Britain won 67 medals in Rio Games, finishing second in medal table. UK Sport had set a target range of 45 to 70 medals for these delayed Olympics.Laura Kenny (GB's most accomplished female athlete) has been selected to carry the British flag at Sunday's closing ceremony at 12:01 BST.Simon Gleave is the head of Nielsen Gracenote's sports analysis. He said that "at Rio 2016, Great Britain was the first country to increase its Olympic medal tally after it hosted the Games - and Team GB are now the first to equal, or win more, medals at each of these Games."Team GB's performance in Tokyo exceeded all expectations - despite several high-profile setbacks, including a shocking first-round taekwondo loss for Jade Jones, injuries for Dina Asher Smith, Adam Gemili, Katarina Johnson Thompson, and Amber Hill, a potential gold medal shooter with Covid-19, being pulled before the Games began.The governing body revised Team GB's medal ambitions to account for the "extraordinary circumstances", which were presented to staff and athletes during the build-up to Games. UK Sport stated that success would be measured in more than just medals."The miracle of Tokyo"Despite matching their London 2012 total, Team GB finished Tokyo 2020 in the lowest medal table position since Beijing 2008 Games.Team GB finishes Tokyo 2020 with 22 gold, 21 silver, and 22 bronze medals. This is their lowest medal table position since Beijing 2008.Mark England, Team GB's chef de mission, hailed the Tokyo medal haul as "the greatest achievement of British Olympic history".He stated that the team had made history because it was in the most difficult and challenging environment they have ever faced.It was against all odds, and I believe it is the greatest accomplishment in British Olympic history. It was the miracle of Tokyo."England believes that the team is in excellent shape for the 2024 Games in Paris.He said, "The Bryony pages of this team won another bronze after her gold medal in Rio and the women's art gymnastics team won a bronze with two 16 year-old twins – these kept the scoreboard ticking and gave everybody confidence that the team was in great shape.""We have had 16 fourth places. This is a young, talented team. I am confident they will reach Paris in three years. They will do extremely well.Team GB won medals at Tokyo in 25 sports - more than any other nation. This chart has some sports grouped togetherSurprise surprise: King KennyJason Kenny won seven Olympic gold medals after successfully defending his keirin title.The most decorated athlete in Great Britain stunned the men's field of keirin, sprinting clear with just three laps to win victory and his ninth Olympic gold overall.The 33-year old said that he had almost given up before Sunday's final. However, with the World Track Cycling Championships just around the corner, and the next Olympics in Paris three years away, he acknowledged that he may have been able to buy more time.Jason Kenny has seven more golds than Chris Hoy, his former teammate.Laura, Jason's wife, placed sixth in her attempt for a third consecutive omnium title.Five-time Olympic gold medallist Katie Archibald said that she felt tired after taking home gold in the madison.The 29-year old arrived at the fourth and final event, the points race. She was in ninth place and 38 points behind the top after a crash in scratch race. However, she battled back to finish sixth overall.Five-time Olympic gold medallist and first British woman to win the gold at three Olympic Games has been appointed Team GB's flagbearer in Tokyo.The ring is the price of Welsh historyLauren Price, a Welsh boxer, became the first to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing when she defeated Li Qian from China in the women's midweight final.Former taxi driver won GB's 22nd Gold Medal in Tokyo with a 5-0 victory at the Kokugikan Arena.Price was a former world champion in kickboxing and a Welsh international football player. He is currently the reigning champion of middleweight, Commonwealth, and European Games.Her gold is the culmination of Britain's most successful Olympics for boxing since 1920. She has six medals: two golds (two silvers) and two bronzes (two golds).Tokyo 2020 is Great Britain’s second most successful Olympic Games overseas, after Rio 2016.What other events took place on the final day?