Great Britain's Joe Clarke produced a stunning final run to snatch gold in the kayak K1 at the Rio Olympics.  The 23-year-old British number one from Staffordshire qualified third fastest for the final but posted a time of 88.53 seconds to take first place.

Rio Olympics 2016: Briton Joe Clarke wins gold in the kayak K1

Great Britain's Joe Clarke produced a stunning final run to snatch gold in the kayak at the Rio Olympics. The British number one from Staffordshire qualified third fastest for the final but posted a time of seconds to take first place.

Britain's Joe Clarke strikes gold in K1 slalom canoeing

Britain's Joe Clarke strikes gold in slalom canoeing - Rio 2016 - Canoe/Kayak Slalom - Eurosport

Heartily congratulations to Kayaker #Joe #Clarke for making Britain proud in #Rio #Olympics2016

Heartily congratulations to Kayaker for making Britain proud in

Great Britain's Joe Clarke splashes the water in celebration after he won gold in the men's single kayak

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Great Britain's Joe Clarke splashes the water in celebration after he won gold…

Joe Clarke of Great Britain in action during the men’s kayak (K1) semi-final race. The 23 year old would go on to win the gold in the final.

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Joe Clarke of Great Britain in action during the men’s kayak semi-final race. The 23 year old would go on to win the gold in the final.

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Reuters / Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Britain's Joe Clarke in action during the Canoe Slalom race simulation. Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley Livepic

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Reuters / Wednesday, July 2016 Britain's Joe Clarke in action during the Canoe Slalom race simulation. Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley Livepic

An amazing performance by Joe Clarke in K1 kayaking takes the gold medal. 10th August 2016

An amazing performance by Joe Clarke in kayaking takes the gold medal.

Joe Clarke is going with the rest of Team GB to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Joe Clarke made history at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by becoming the first ever British athlete to win canoe slalom gold.

The Penguin Modern Painters. Such an adventurous series and launched during wartime Britain. They bought living artists to the homes of thousands with illustrated plates in full colour for just 2/6. The series was notionally edited by Kenneth Clarke and slots into his Recording Britain project but the real work behind the scenes was done by Eunice Frost the power behind the Penguin throne. #penguinmodernpainters #eunicefrost #kennethclarke #recordingbritain #artforall @penguinukbooks…

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Joe Clarke Wins Gold in The Kayak K1 Rio Olympics 2016 | Great Britain J...

Joe Clarke Wins Gold in The Kayak Rio Olympics 2016

The Garden City. Clarke Hutton.

The Garden City. Another snip from Hutton's school print for the OUP Wall Pictures series. I'd guess from the late early

Nicola Adams became the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title for 92 years by winning gold in the women's flyweight final at Rio 2016.  The 33-year-old won a unanimous points decision to beat France's Sarah Ourahmoune.

Nicola Adams became the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title for 92 years by winning gold in the women's flyweight final at Rio The won a unanimous points decision to beat France's Sarah Ourahmoune.

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Chris Froome in action during a Team GB training ride 3-8-2016 Rio de Janeiro/ Getty Images

Chris Froome in action during a Team GB training ride Rio de Janeiro/ Getty Images

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