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Summary

  1. Women's 200m final: 1 Thompson, 2 Schippers, 3 Bowie, 5 Asher-Smith
  2. Men's 200m semis: Gatlin fails to make final; Bolt wins his semi in 19.78
  3. GB's Gemili through to Thursday's final
  4. GB's Cindy Ofili fourth and sister Tiffany Porter seventh in 100m hurdles final
  5. Hockey: GB women beat New Zealand 3-0 to reach final
  6. Sailing: Clark & Mills' bid to seal women's 470 gold postponed
  7. Football: Neymar scores as Brazil make men's final

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Good night

The promise of a Usain Bolt world record attempt lingers over the Rio sky as we draw another long day of action to a conclusion.

You can catch up with anything you may have missed here - but we are signing off for the night.

Until tomorrow! 

'Not the end for me'

Women's long jump

Jazmin Sawyers, who finished eighth in the long jump final: "I am disappointed. I usually thrive in these environments but it did not happen tonight. It was a solid performance but I feel I am capable of more than that. I am a bit gutted but really proud of myself. I have years, I am 22. I don't feel this is the end for me."

Gatlin not done yet?

Michael Johnson

Four-time Olympic gold medallist athlete on BBC One

Will we see Justin Gatlin at another championship? I think we will see him in London next year. 

USA trio win women's 100m hurdles final

Women's 100m hurdles final

British sisters Cindy Ofili and Tiffany Porter miss out on Olympic 100m hurdles medals as the United States take a clean sweep at Rio 2016. 

'No respect'

Denise Lewis

Olympic heptathlon gold medallist on BBC TV

I think Justin Gatlin did not pay enough respect to the other guys in the field. We have seen him blast out of the blocks and he didn't do that.

China win gold

Men's table tennis team event

Watch here to see how China beat Japan in the men's table tennis team event, taking a clean sweep of the Olympics table tennis competitions for the third straight time.

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Bill Holland: You could rewire Blackpool illuminations with the amount of bronze #GBR has narrowly missed out on in Rio. Unlucky boys & girls!  

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ThinkBig33: Tiffany's good. Not sure I'd speak to my sister for about a week if she beat me!  

Bolt to go for the world record?

Men's 200m final

Some good news for fans of fast running - Usain Bolt is aiming to go for the 200m record in the final on Thursday night.

He said: "I definitely think I can try for the world record, I definitely feel that. I need to run efficiently and get into the straight and run the perfect race. If I can run a little more efficiently on the turns. I will be hoping for lane six or seven maybe to be able to run as smooth as I can."

US fans salute Olympic legend Walsh-Jennings

Alistair Magowan

BBC Sport in Rio

US fans
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Kerri-Walsh Jennings adds a bronze medal to her three golds and has still only lost one match at the Olympics as the 38-year old and partner April Ross dominate the third set to win 2-1.

The pockets of US fans come alive in a heavily Brazilian crowd, and Walsh-Jennings high fives everyone within touching distance. 

Brazil still have their final against German pair Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst to come. Can they win gold for the first time since 1996?

US fans
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Athletics

Women's 100m final

Michael Johnson

Four-time Olympic gold medallist athlete on BBC One

The US is so strong at women's 100m hurdles and has been for a number of years. It was great to see them come through. 

'Tremendously proud'

Women's 100m final

Cindy Ofili after coming fourth, on BBC One: "I came out here to try and get a medal for GB. It was a great race. I can only be happy with this performance. I have had an off-and-on year so I am just happy to almost get a medal."

Tiffany Porter, who came seventh, tells BBC Sport: "I did my best. It has been a very difficult year for me but to be honest I am very proud of myself and tremendously proud of my sister. I want to see myself succeed but I want to see my sister succeed as well."

World record holder speaks

Women's 100m hurdles

To answer my earlier question, world record holder Kendra Harrison did watch the race. And is extremely classy and gracious about it/ 

Oh my goodness!!! congrats to @Bri_Rollin @ItsPooda @KristiHollywood u guys just made history how awesome 🇺🇸😊🇺🇸...

USA find their grit

Bronze-medal match

Alistair Magowan

BBC Sport in Rio

Beach volleyball
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The United States pair of Kerri-Walsh Jennings (six foot of sunshine) and April 'the boss' Ross might have lost their semi-final to Brazilian duo Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixes de Freites, and be trailing here after the first set, but they've just pulled back the second against Larissa Franca and Talita Rocha here to make it 1-1.

That was Walsh-Jennings' first ever Olympic defeat to miss out on a fourth consecutive gold so, in front of a partisan crowd, she ain't going down without a fight.  

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Matthew Vernon: American 1-2-3 in the 110m hurdles. And they're still not the best hurdlers in the US. #WheresKendra

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Women's 100m hurdles

Tiffany Porter, who finished seventh, draped a consoling arm around her younger sister after Cindy Ofili was confirmed in fourth place. 

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson does the double

Women's 200m final

Elaine Thompson just holds off Netherlands' Dafne Schippers to add another gold to her tally following her victory in the 100m.

GB's Dina Asher-Smith comes in a creditable fifth, and at only 20 years of age, it is fair to say there is plenty to come.

'My light has shined'

Women's 200m

Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson: "It is very special and welcoming feel for me. Watching Veronica Campbell Brown, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and then putting my name there is an amazing feeling. I think my light has shined."

'A proper battle'

Women's 100m hurdles

Colin Jackson

Two-time world 110m hurdles champion on BBC TV

The reaction here in the commentary box was very different to that on the track when the result came through. 

A great result for the Americans, they were very dominant. A great race by Cindy, to be the first of the Europeans is very good indeed.

It was a proper battle. 

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Another fourth

Women's 100m hurdles

Another fourth for GB as Cindy Ofili is pipped for bronze by just 0.02 seconds. 

Gold Medal - Brianna Rollins

Women's 100m hurdles

Out well, over the hurdles cleanly and in control throughout. A deserved gold from Brianna Rollins and a US 1,2,3!

Rollins wins in 12.48, Nia Ali second in 12.59 and Kristi Castlin third in 12.61.

Hurdles trio
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Women's 100m hurdles

GO!

Athletics

Women's 100m hurdles

Obviously we wouldn't wish it on anyone, but if one or two tumble, as they did in the semis, then a GB medal could be on the cards.

Go well...

'Keep calm'

Women's 100m hurdles

Colin Jackson

Two-time world 110m hurdles champion on BBC TV

Cindy and Tiffany just need to run their own race and keep calm. Something will happen so if they can keep calm and in the frame, you never know what could happen.

Are you watching Kendra?

Women's 100m hurdles

If you were Kendra Harrison - clearly the best at this event in the world - would you watch this race live? Or would it be too painful?

I think I'd try and blank it out. Likely Lads style. 

Athletics

Women's 100m hurdles

A time of 12.35 was needed to win this race four years ago. Sally Pearson set an Olympic record in London. Let's get it broken.

Brianna Rollins is the clear favourite in the absence of all of those names...

Another one who bit the dust

Women's 100m hurdles

Also added to the missing list for the women's 100m hurdles is  world champion from 2015 Danielle Williams, who hit a barrier in the Jamaican trials and finished last.

It's a brutal system...

Danielle Williams
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BANG - and the dream is gone

Dominance

Like Team GB in the velodrome...

#Jamaica has now won 10 of the possible 11 gold medals in the 100m and 200m at the #Olympics (men and women, since 2008) #Rio2016 #JAM

It's up for grabs now....

Women's 100m hurdles

Arguably the two best hurdlers in the world aren't in Rio - so it's all opened up.

Australian defending champ Sally Pearson missed the Games after tearing her hamstring earlier this summer, while new world record holder Kendra Harrison somehow managed not to qualify at all.

Anniversary Games: Keni Harrison sets 100m hurdles world record

Harrison broke a 28-year-old world record in London last month, clocking 12.20 seconds at the London Anniversary Games.

She has run six of the fastest seven times this year, but only finished sixth in the US trials after clipping a hurdle. Brutal.

Sister act

Women's 100m hurdles final

A touching moment in every sense of the word as sisters Tiffany Porter and Cindy Ofili share an embrace, what looks like a prayer, before heading out on to the track.

Two GB runners in a field of eight. Medal chance? 

Sisters
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USA's Bartoletta wins long jump gold

Women's long jump final

Watch USA's Tianna Bartoletta take gold after leaping an outstanding 7.17m.

'I can't be disappointed with that'

Women's 200m

Dina Asher-Smith: "I am really happy, especially after a shaky qualification. I think I still could have done a bit better but I can't be disappointed with that. It is a learning curve and hopefully I'll have more world championships and Olympics to get it right. I am just happy to be here, healthy and running close to my PB."

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Viv: Fantastic run from Elaine Thompson (she's done the double). She had her tactics spot on to deny Dafne.  

ThinkBig33: Interesting how people lose their form when put under pressure. Dafne was flapping for the last 20m! Well done Elaine!   

Gatlin and Blake fail to make 200m final

Men's 200m semi-final third heat

Here's the third of the 200m semi-finals which saw Panama's Alonso Edwards win to put him through to the final - but Justin Gatlin and Yohan Blake go out.

Athletics

Women's 200m

Dina Asher-Smith is beaming - she looks delighted with that fifth place. Lovely to see. 

'No competition for Elaine'

Women's 200m

Michael Johnson

Four-time Olympic gold medallist athlete on BBC One

Elaine Thompson never focused on the competition, just her own race. Very efficient but ultimately there was never ever any competition for Elaine.

Dina ran very well knowing she would not be able to compete with the medallists, she just ran her race. She was running for time and she just let the race come to her. I am very impressed with that. It was a good race by her and will certainly give her confidence for the future.

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'Schippers devastated'

Tom Fordyce

Chief sports writer in Rio

Fabulous fifth from Dina Asher-Smith, 20 years old and in her first Olympic final. Schippers devastated in defeat, lying spreadeagled on the track.

'A great final'

Women's 200m

Colin Jackson

Two-time world 110m hurdles champion on BBC TV

It was a great race. It was exactly what you want an Olympic final to be. Look at Elaine Thompson, still on the floor. I guess it is all still sinking in - she is now a double Olympic champion. 

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Matthew Vernon: Dina Asher-Smith: 5th fastest woman in the world over 200m. At 20!!! Bring on Tokyo!!  

Athletics

Women's 200m final

That was a very odd reaction from Elaine Thompson. She only seemed to acknowledge her win when it came up on the big screen some 40 seconds or so later. And it wasn't a photo finish. Comfortable win.