RIO DE JANEIRO: Sir Bradley Wiggins became the first Briton to win eight Olympic medals as Team GB won a third gold on day seven to add to two silvers.
Wiggins and the cycling pursuit team set a world record to beat Australia as GB went third in the Rio medal table.
Another gold came as George Nash, Alex Gregory, Constantine Louloudis and Mohamed Sbihi won the men’s four before dressage and trampolining silvers.
Wiggins now has five golds, one silver and two bronzes to surpass fellow cyclist Sir Chris Hoy’s tally of seven. He briefly stuck his tongue out during the medals ceremony.
The 36-year-old combined with Ed Clancy, Owain Doull and Steven Burke to complete the 4km race in three minutes 50.265 seconds, and secure Britain’s 21st medal – and seventh gold – of the Games.
“When you have guys like that it makes your life easier. It was fantastic,” he said.
Earlier, 25-year-old Bryony Page became the first British woman to win an Olympic medal in trampolining.
The dressage team also won silver – with Spencer Wilton, Fiona Bigwood, Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin beaten into second by world champions Germany.
Rowing world champions Glover and Stanning, who won Britain’s first gold of the London Games, led from the start and finished 1.2 seconds clear of New Zealand in a time of seven minutes 18.29 seconds. The pair are now unbeaten in 39 races, a run that stretches back five years.
Glover said: “The pressure was immense. London was a home Games and there was nothing more special but this is defending a title – it means so much.”
In the men’s four, Sbihi, Nash, Louloudis and London 2012 winner Gregory beat Australia in a time of five minutes 58.61 seconds.
It was Britain’s fifth consecutive Olympic title in the event after wins in Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London.
Brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan won rowing silver in the lightweight men’s double sculls to give Ireland their first medal of the Games.
Defending champion Andy Murray reached the tennis semi-finals, while Jessica Ennis-Hill is second and Katarina Johnson-Thompson sixth after three of the seven heptathlon events.
Murray needed a final-set tie-break to scrape past American world number 22 Steve Johnson.