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Last Updated: Wednesday August 20 2008 05:54 GMT

New race nets more medals for UK

Keri-Ann Payne (left) and Cassandra Patten

Team GB are going from strength to strength in Beijing, with swimmers Keri-Anne Payne and Cassie Patten winning two more medals for Britain.

Payne took silver and Patten the bronze in a new race, the 10k open swim.

And there was more success in the water thanks to Bryony Shaw, who won a bronze medal in the women's windsurfing.

Elsewhere, Britain's Shanaze Reade is still favourite to win the BMX cycling, which is making it's first appearance as an Olympic sport.

Christine Ohuruogu
The current world champion crashed out on her opening run, but recovered in time to race through to Thursday's semi-finals and is seen by many as the one to beat.

Team GB have already won more gold medals than any British team at an Olympics for 100 years.