Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt completes sprint double, Jade Jones retains taekwondo title

Usain Bolt completed another stunning Olympic sprint double by winning the 200m as Jade Jones took Britain's gold tally to 22 with taekwondo success.

Jamaican Bolt, competing in his last Games, won in a time of 19.78 seconds, can make it nine golds with victory in Friday's 4x100m relay final.

Jones, meanwhile, beat Eva Calvo Gomez to win taekwondo's -57kg division.

With three days of action left in Rio, Britain are nine medals short of the record 65 they secured at London 2012.

GB got off to a great start on day 13 after failing to win a medal on day 12.

Alistair Brownlee and brother Jonny won gold and silver respectively in the triathlon, with Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark triumphing in the sailing.

Liam Heath and Jon Schofield added a silver in the men's 200m kayak double, while Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge took a surprise bronze in badminton's men's doubles.

GB have now won medals in 18 events, with the promise of more to come.

Nicola Adams has secured at least a silver as she attempts to become the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title in 92 years.

Rio 2016 medal table top three
Full medal table
GoldSilverBronzeTotal
USA353332100
Great Britain22211356
China 20162258

People expected, Bolt delivered

Usain Bolt
Bolt's 19.78 seconds is his slowest winning time in an Olympic 200m final

Bolt, who won the 100m title on day 10 of the Games in Brazil, once again dominated a 200m Olympic final.

He has now won the Olympic sprint double three times, having repeated his exploits in 2008 and 2012.

Silver went to Canada's Andre de Grasse, who clocked 20.02, while France's Christophe Lemaitre won bronze in 20.12, edging out Briton Adam Gemili, who was fourth, just 0.003 behind.

Bolt, who celebrates his 30th birthday on Sunday, was unhappy with his winning time and added it was unlikely he would compete in the event at the World Championships in London next year.

"I said it would be 100m and that's it," he told BBC Sport. "My coach has a way of trying to convince me, but personally I believe this is my last one."

Briton Jones does it again

Jade Jones and Paul Green
Jones celebrates her victory with coach Paul Green

Welsh fighter Jones demonstrated her superior taekwondo skills to beat Spaniard Calvo Gomez 16-7.

"It feels unbelievable," said the 23-year-old from Flint. "I didn't realise how much pressure I'd feel. My coach is a psycho, so it's all down to him!"

The man in question - Paul Green - told BBC Sport: "She's the most successful British taekwondo athlete and probably the best there ever will be."

Brilliant Brownlee brothers

Victory for Alistair Brownlee meant the 28-year-old became the first athlete to win successive Olympic triathlon titles.

As for 26-year-old Jonny, he improved on the bronze he won at London 2012.

The Yorkshiremen were close throughout the swim and cycle stages before Alistair pulled away halfway through the 10km run.

"I was pretty confident we would get first and second, but I didn't know which way round it would be," said Alistair.

Sailors step up to gold

Mills and Clark needed only to finish Thursday's medal race to win gold in the women's 470 sailing event.

They came home eighth to improve on the silver medal they won in London.

"I can't believe it," Mills told BBC One. "It has been the best feeling ever.

"We have forgotten all about London. We are so proud to come back after it and we've worked so hard to get the upgrade to gold."

Brit watch

Heath and Schofield won bronze in London but went one better in Rio, edging out Lithuania's Aurimas Lankas and Edvinas Ramanauskas by 0.014secs.

Ellis and Langridge won GB's first medal in the men's badminton doubles, beating China's Hong Wei and Chai Biao, the world number five pairing.

Boxer Adams saw off China's Ren Cancan, whom she also beat in the London 2012 final, by a unanimous points decision.

The 33-year-old will face Colombia's Ingrit Valencia Victoria or France's Sarah Ourahmoune in Saturday's final (18:00 BST).

Tonia Couch finished 12th in diving's 10m platform final, while Liam Phillips had to withdraw from the quarter-finals of the BMX after a heavy fall.

In athletics, Eilidh Doyle finished last in the women's 400m hurdles final.

Around the Games

  • US swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger have flown out of Rio after being questioned by police over an incident at a petrol station.
  • Kyrgyzstan weightlifter Izzat Artykov has become the first Rio medallist to test positive for a banned substance and has been stripped of his bronze.
  • A Team GB athlete has been robbed while returning to their accommodation at the Olympic Games in Rio.
  • USA's Ashton Eaton emulated Daley Thompson by winning back-to-back Olympic decatlhon titles, while compatriot Ryan Crouser broke a 28-year-old world record to win shot put gold.
  • And defending champions United States were given a second chance to qualify for the women's Olympic 4x100m relay final after dropping the baton in the heats. After judges ruled they were obstructed, the quartet ran 41.77 seconds on an otherwise empty track to go through as fastest qualifiers.

Friday at a glance

  • 11:30 BST: GB's Charley Hull is two shots off the lead going into round three of the women's golf.
  • 19:15 BST: GB boxer Joe Joyce targets place in super-heavyweight final.
  • 20:00 BST: GB diver Tom Daley goes in the 10m platform preliminary.
  • 21:00 BST: Britain v Netherlands in the women's hockey final.
  • 02:15 BST: Women 4x100m final, including USA and Jamaica.
  • 02:35 BST: Usain Bolt's Olympic farewell in the 4x100m men's relay.

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