EE Bah GOLD! Huddersfield has come in the top 50 of the Rio Olympics medal table beating the likes of Portugal, Singapore, India and Turkey.

Our offering’s for Team GB include a gold from Ed Clancy and a bronze from badminton ace Marcus Ellis.

The town is in the exact same position as it came during the London 2012 Olympics - joint 49th.

We are currently tied with the Independent Olympic Athletes team, above the Bahamas and below Taipei.

Cyclist Ed Clancy took gold in the men’s pursuit in the velodrome, while Marcus beat stiff competition from China to take bronze with his partner Chris Langridge on Thursday.

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Meanwhile Yorkshire nationals have once again proven their place in the world of sport by coming 14th on the medals table - above Canada, Usain Bolt and hosts Brazil.

That was at the last count, with boxer Nicola Adams set to defend her title and fight for another gold in the Saturday finals.

Badminton player Marcus, from Bolster Moor, said following his win: “I can’t believe it, this is just incredible.

Great Britain's Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge (left) in action against China's Chai Biao and Hong Wei during the men's doubles bronze medal match
Great Britain's Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge (left) in action against China's Chai Biao and Hong Wei during the men's doubles bronze medal match

“I think it shows when you get to an Olympic tournament you can rip up the rankings because we knew, coming out here, that we could compete with everybody.”

Yorkshire has seen triumphs from Dewsbury-born Alistair Brownlee, who defended his gold medal status in the triathlon on Thursday, as well as a silver from Sheffield’s Jessica Ennis in the heptathlon.