Well, what a day for Team GB.
Rio 2016 Day Five Highlights
- Team GB doubled its medals tally to 12, two ahead of the same point at London 2012.
Jack Laugher and Chris Mears made history by bagging Britain’s first ever Olympic gold medal in diving. The Team GB pair saw off the American and Chinese challenge in the 3m synchronised springboard dive - following on from Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow’s bronze in the 10m synchro two days ago. All the more remarkable seeing that Mears was given a 5% chance of surviving a ruptured spleen in 2007.
Joe Clarke won gold in the men’s K1 at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The 23-year-old completed the course in 88.53 seconds in a tense final.
There were bronze medals for gymnast Max Whitlock, shooter Steven Scott, Tour de France cycling champion Chris Froome, and judo’s Sally Conway.
Second biggest mystery of the Games so far (after the green pool saga).
A second stray bullet has been found at the equestrian centre in the northern suburb of Deodoro.
There were no injuries but it follows a similar discovery at a media tent over the weekend.
It’s thought it may have come from a nearby military compound.
A case of mistaken identity.
Believe it or not there is more than one Joe Clarke in the UK and one of them found themselves the recipient of some undeserved praise.
And the award for best podium reaction goes to...
Gif of the day is undoubtedly this.
Meanwhile back in the UK...
Piers Morgan managed to insult the vast majority of Olympians by claiming this...
Which obviously provoked quite a reaction.
Medal Table At Close Of Day Four
Team GB Ones to Watch On Day Six
All times are in UK time.
- Wimbledon champion Andy Murray kicks off his defence of his London 2012 tennis gold on Centre Court against Italy’s Fabio Fognini in a last-16 tie from around 15:00.
Gemma Gibbons will compete in the judo’s women’s 78kg category. Action starts at 14:00.
Track cycling begins at 20:00 inside Rio’s Velodrome. British eyes will be on the team sprint final featuring Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner.
Britain faces Japan in the women’s field hockey at 00:30 on Friday morning.
The mens rugby sevens take on South Africa from 22:30.
The Best Of The Rest
The seemingly unstoppable Michael Phelps is looking for is fourth men’s 200m medley gold at 03:01 Friday morning.
We’ll be rounding up the win, fails and funniest moments of each day at the Rio 2016 Olympics. You can find it online or sign up for the Daily Brief email here.
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