Rio Olympics 2016: Tom Daley & Dan Goodfellow; Ed Ling win bronzes - day three round-up

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Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow produced a great final dive to win one of two Olympic bronze medals for Great Britain on day three in Rio.

The pair's 10m synchro success and Ed Ling's bronze in the trap shooting took Britain's tally to four and put them 10th in the medal table.

Britain's men's gymnastics team, the women's rugby sevens team and swimmer James Guy all missed out on bronze.

Hosts Brazil celebrated their first gold with Rafaela Silva's judo win.

Rio 2016 medal table - day three
1. US57719
2. China 53513
3. Australia4037
10. GB1124

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Fortune was not shining for Team GB in the eventing, with William Fox-Pitt slipping out of medal contention going into the final showjumping round.

In the rowing, Britain's Heather Glover and Heather Stanning nearly had their six-year unbeaten run broken by Denmark but a strong finish saw them through to the semi-finals as heat winners.

There was a shock defeat for Irish boxer Paddy Barnes, with the double Olympic medallist losing his light-flyweight bout to Spain's Samuel Carmona.

How did Team GB fare?

Louis Smith and Great Britain rugby sevens players
Louis Smith and his team-mates and Great Britain's rugby sevens players suffered heartache in Rio on Monday

So close yet so far for Team GB...

A mistake by Louis Smith on the pommel horse dashed hopes of a medal in the gymnastics men's team final, while the women missed out on winning the first ever Olympic medal in rugby sevens competition.

In the pool, James Guy, 20, was pipped to bronze in the 200m freestyle by 0.26 seconds.

In table tennis, Paul Drinkhall became only the third Briton to reach the last 16 of the event with victory over Croatia's Andrej Gacina. His run came to an end at the quick hands of 40-year-old Belarussian Vladimir Samsonov.

Nick Dempsey, 35, leads the men's Olympic RS:X windsurfing in Rio after three races. Nick Thompson, in the men's Laser, and women's RS:X windsurfer Bryony Shaw are also in medal contention.

In the rowing, red-hot favourites Glover and Stanning reached the semi-finals of the women's pair, while the men's four, who have won gold in the event at the last four Games, easily won their heat.

Boxer Joshua Kelly won on his Olympic debut but team-mates Lawrence Okolie, Anthony Fowler and Galal Yafai all lost.

City of God child strikes Brazil's first gold

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Wild scenes as Silva wins Brazil's first gold

The party does not start until the hosts get a gold - and on Monday Rafaela Silva dominated the country's news bulletins by getting Brazil off the mark with victory in the 57kg judo final.

BBC Americas editor Leonardo Rocha said Silva grew up in one of Rio's most notorious favelas, Cidade de Deus, not far from the Olympic venue where she won her gold medal.

She started judo after her family enrolled her in free classes when she was a child to keep her away from gang life.

Silva said she had proved the critics wrong, those who said she was going to make her family "ashamed" and that the "place for monkeys is in a cage".

O Globo
Brazil publication O Globo's headline reads: 'Olympic champion, Rafaela Silva has overcome history'

Australia won the first Olympic rugby sevens title with a 24-17 win over arch-rivals New Zealand in the women's final.

Australia coach Tim Walsh said negative remarks made by New Zealand counterpart Sean Horan before the match had motivated his team.

There was also a touching moment at the end of the game when Deodoro Stadium venue manager Marjorie Enya entered the pitch and asked Brazil player Isadora Cerullo to marry her.

A day after Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten suffered a horrific crash in the women's road race, an Australian track cyclist was taken to hospital after a training accident.

Melissa Hoskins was riding at nearly 60kph (37mph) when some of the riders clipped wheels during the team pursuit practice.

Hoskins was put in a back brace as a precaution but tests revealed no broken bones and she was released several hours later.

Australia women's team pursuit
Australia's women's team pursuit cyclists - in contention to win a medal in Rio - suffered grazes in the crash
Melissa Hoskins
One of the team, Melissa Hoskins, was taken away from the track on a stretcher as a precaution

In Monday's swimming finals, Russian Yulia Efimova, who once served a doping ban, was once again booed as she was introduced to the crowd for the 100m breaststroke final.

She almost won gold but was denied by USA's Lilly King.

Hungary's Katinka Hosszu became Rio 2016's first multiple champion when she added 100m backstroke gold to her 400m individual medley title.

China's Sun Yang, at the centre of a dispute between his country's swimming officials and Australia's, won gold in the 200m freestyle.

In the fencing competition, Ibtihaj Muhammad became the only American ever to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab. She won her first contest in the women's sabre tournament before bowing out.

Two days after Novak Djokovic was knocked out of the singles event, his doubles hopes were crushed, too, as he and partner Nenad Zimonjic were beaten 6-4 6-4 by Brazilian pair Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares.

Arguably the most colourful moment of the third day took place at Usain Bolt's news conference, which concluded with a troupe Brazilian dancers joining the Jamaican superstar athlete on the stage.

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Bolt's Rio carnival news conference

In other Rio Olympic news

Diving venue seats
There were many empty seats during Sunday's women's synchronised 3m springboard final

Almost 80% of available tickets have been sold, but the TV cameras have focused on barren sparsely populated areas at the arenas.

Rio 2016 chiefs also say they are cracking down on tickets touts, with around 40 detained inside the Olympic Park on Monday.

Investigations finally got to the bottom of how a stray bullet found its way through the roof and into the media room at the equestrian venue on day one.

Mario Andrada, the chief spokesman for Rio 2016's organising committee, said a shot had been fired at a police blimp from one of the Brazilian city's favelas.

He said that the intended target was a security camera on the blimp.

Meanwhile, Namibian boxer Jonas Junius was arrested by Brazilian police on suspicion of attempting to sexually assault a maid at the Olympic village. The 22-year-old is competing in the light-welterweight division.

Over at the tennis competition, play had to be briefly stopped when a man in an Argentina shirt started fighting another spectator during Argentine Juan Martin del Potro's victory over Portugal's Joao Sousa at Olympic Park.

Fans fight at the Rio 2016 men's tennis competition
'This is not football' - Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro criticised the fans who fought during his tennis match on Monday

And on to day four...

Tonia Couch and Lois Toulson
Tonia Couch and teenage partner Lois Toulson will be going for gold in the women's synchro final

It is another jam-packed day of action with 15 golds on offer.

British medal interest will be largely focused on the water and on the gym floor:

14:00 & 18:00 BST Eventing finals: Will Fox-Pitt and his team-mates produce the showjumping rounds of their lives as the team and individual eventing medals are decided?

17:30 BST Canoe slalom C1: Two-time silver medallist David Florence will look to win gold as he takes to the waters at the Whitewater Stadium.

16:00 BST Men's rugby sevens: Great Britain's men will be hoping to at least emulate the women as they begin their campaign against Kenya.

20:00 BST Women's synchro 10m platform final: Tonia Couch, 27, and her 16-year-old partner Lois Toulson only teamed up last December but the British pair will be medal contenders.

20:00 BST Women's team gymnastics final: Team USA will surely be tying gold around their necks. Great Britain finished fourth in qualifying and have a great chance of a medal.

02:00 BST Swimming finals: Siobhan-Marie O'Connor was ranked second going into the 200m individual medley event and romped through the rounds.

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