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jamuna sports desk: Great Britain have been named the world's...

GB win best Olympic team award
Published : Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 at 10:28 AM,  Read :  235  times.
GB win best Olympic team awardjamuna sports desk: Great Britain have been named the world's best Olympic team following their record breaking performance at Rio 2016.

Team GB's women's hockey team have also been named best female team at the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) awards in Doha.

Britain finished second in the medal table, ahead of China for the first time, winning 27 golds, 23 silvers and 17 bronzes - and became the first team to win more medals after hosting the Games.

That feat created history as we became the first nation ever to win more medals at a Games immediately after hosting, surpassing our achievement of 65 medals at London 2012," said British Olympic Association (BOA) chairman Lord Coe, who collected the award.

BOA chief executive Bill Sweeney said: "It's a fantastic achievement for both the women's hockey team and the whole of the British Olympic Association. We've had an incredible year."

There were also awards for some of those behind some of the most memorable and inspirational moments at the Rio Games:

Best female athlete of Rio 2016

Monica Puig - women's singles tennis

Unseeded Puig had to beat top players such as Garbine Muguruza and Petra Kvitova before defeating world number two Angelique Kerber to win Puerto Rico's first Olympic gold medal - and the country's only female medallist ever.

The 23-year-old also became Latin America's first champion of the women's singles tournament.

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