Rio Olympics 2016: France win team eventing gold, Great Britain fifth

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Burton hits two fences handing France eventing gold

France won Olympic team eventing gold as Great Britain missed out on a medal for the first time since 1996.

A faultless show jumping round from Astier Nicolas secured first place.

Runners-up Germany, bronze medallists Australia, and New Zealand were all in contention going into the final round.

Great Britain accrued just four penalties in the show jumping phase of the three-event competition, but finished fifth after struggling in the cross country on Monday.

The individual medals will be decided later on Tuesday, with the final round starting at 18:00 BST.

William Fox-Pitt
Britain's William Fox-Pitt was flawless in the showjumping, but had fallen out of medal contention in the cross country on Monday

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