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China v UK: The unexpected battle for second place

August 17th, 2016

Episode 1137 of 1273 episodes

At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China topped the medal table with 51 golds and came second in London. But for now, in Rio, it is in third place, with 17 gold medals to Great Britain's 19. The BBC's China editor Carrie Gracie finds out how the idea of fighting Team GB for second place is a surprise to the Chinese - and not a pleasant one. (Image: Men's synchronised three metre springboard medallists. Credit: AP)