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Olympics Today: Saturday’s Schedule And Highlights Plus Day 14 Recap

Your need-to-know guide on day 15 of the Olympics.

20/08/2016 08:26 | Updated 20 August 2016

There are just two days left of events in the Rio 2016 Olympics - but there’s still plenty of high drama taking place.

Here’s everything you need to know...

Rio 2016 Day 14 Highlights

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Great Britain celebrates after winning a penalty shoot out
  • Nick Skelton won GB’s first ever individual showjumping gold medal, becoming the oldest Brit to win a gold in over a century.

  • There was heartbreak in the men’s taekwondo for Lutalo Muhammad. He looked set to take gold when a last-second head-kick got the better of him and landed him silver instead.

  • Britain’s 4x100m women’s relay team set a national record to win bronze behind the USA and Jamaica. Alas the men’s team didn’t manage the same success and were disqualified, pending an appeal.

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Joe Joyce beat Kazakhstan's Ivan Dychko
  • Joe Joyce won his semi-final against Kazakhstan’s Ivan Dychko, taking him on to Sunday’s super-heavyweight final.

  • Tom Daley qualified for Saturday’s men’s 10 metres platform semi-final by finishing first in Friday’s preliminary round.

  • Usain Bolt’s Olympic swansong saw the greatest ever track and field athlete win his third gold medal in each of three Olympics - the triple-triple. The Jamaican’s perfect record never looked in doubt when, in the 4x400 metre final in Rio, he was handed the baton when neck-and-neck with the US and Japan. There was only going to be one winner.

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Usain Bolt made it a 'triple triple' when he and teammates Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake and Nickel Ashmeade won the men's 4x100m
  • Liam Heath qualified fastest for the men’s kayak single 200 metres final. 

  • The women’s K4 500m team are also through to the final.

Heartbreak Of The Day

Lutalo Muhammad looked set to emulate his GB teammate Jade Jones to win gold in the taekwondo - but alas it was not to be.

A last-second swing-kick from his Ivory Coast opponent Cheick Sallah Cisse in the -80kg bout saw victory snatched away 8-6 as the buzzer sounded.

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The anguish is visible on Lutalo Muhammad's face as he realises what has happened

The Londoner stood dazed as Cisse celebrated and, in an emotional interview afterwards, described the moment his hopes were dashed as “horrible”.

We’re still proud of you Lutalo!

Read the full story here.

The Gold Medal For Perseverance Goes To...

French speed walker Yohann Diniz.

Poor Diniz probably had the biggest shocker of the games so far.

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Yohann Diniz, who simply doesn't know how to give up

He was reportedly suffering from stomach problems but decided to go ahead and compete anyway. This led to him defecating himself just 15km into the 50km race.

He then proceeded to keel over before getting back up and finishing the race.

What a man.

Read the full story here.

GB Wins - And So Does Love

Great Britain’s dramatic gold medal in the hockey marked the first Olympic title for the women’s team. It was also significant for boasting the first same-sex married couple to win a gold.

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‘Golden couple’ Helen and Kate Richardson-Walsh

Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh married in 2013, the same year as same-sex marriages were legalised in the UK.

The pair were instrumental in the victory, brought about after a nail-biting penalty shoot-out.

Read the full story here.

Fighting Her Way To Victory...

Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin became the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal by taking taekwondo bronze in the 57kg category on Thursday.

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Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin celebrates her bronze win

The 18-year-old former junior world champion fell to the floor and kissed the mat after beating Nikita Glasnovic of Sweden 5-1.

She said: “I am so happy for Iranian girls because it is the first medal and I hope at the next Olympics we will get a gold”.

An Olympic Message From History

Medal Table

Team GB Ones To Watch On Day 15

All times are in UK time.

  • Mo Farah will be hoping to make it a double Rio gold when he runs in the 5,000m final at 1.30am.

  • Tom Daley will dive in the men’s 10m platform semi-final at 3pm and, should he qualify, the final from 8.30pm.

  • Non Stanford, Helen Jenkins and Vicky Holland will compete in the women’s triathlon from 3pm.

  • Mahama Cho gets going in the last 16 of the men’s +80kg taekwondo at 1.15pm. Bianca Walkden starts her +67kg mission at around 4:30pm. Medal bouts will take place from 1am.

  • Nicola Adams defends her London 2012 flyweight title against France’s Sarah Ourahmoune in the gold medal bout at 6pm.

  • Charley Hull and Catriona Matthew will continue in the women’s golf finals from 11am.

The Best Of The Rest

  • South Africa’s Caster Semenya is favourite for the women’s 800m, which kicks off at 1.15am.

  • Brazil’s football team, including Neymar, will be hoping to avenge their world cup drubbing at the hands of Germany when they meet them in the men’s final at 9.30pm. 

  • The women’s 4x400m relay begins at 2am, following by the men’s event at 2.35am.

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