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  1. Mo Farah wins gold in the men's 5,000m final
  2. GB claim bronze in final of the women's 4x400m relay

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By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Watch the best of Mo Farah

Where better to finish tonight than with the [paraphrased] words of the great, late Sid Waddell:

"When Alexander of Macedonia was 33, he cried salt tears because there were no more worlds to conquer. Mo Farah is 33."    

Just in case you missed it, here are all four golds from London and Rio in one package.

What's not to like. And with that, we wish you a good night...

Sharp on Semenya

Women's 800m

Lynsey Sharp, who finished sixth in the 800m: "I feel a bit disappointed. I had a lot left at the end but I don't know if that means I ran it right or had too much left. I came through strong at the end, that was good, but we shall see."

On Caster Semenya's dominance:

"I have tried to avoid the issue all year. You can see how emotional it all was. We know how each other feels. It is out of our control and how much we rely on people at the top sorting it out. The public can see how difficult it is with the change of rule but all we can do is give it our best.

"I was coming down the home straight, we were not far away and you can see how close it is. That is encouraging. We will work hard and aim to come back even stronger."


On the Caster Semenya issue

Denise Lewis

Olympic heptathlon gold medallist on BBC TV

I think it should never have come into the public domain. It should have been handled behind closed doors and worked with the powers that be. It is not fair for Caster and not fair for the girls because it allows them to have those sort of reactions because it is in the public domain.


Javelin gold for Germany

Thomas Rohler wins javelin gold with the only throw of the final over 90 meters.

'Every athlete's dream'

South Africa's Caster Semenya after winning Olympic gold in the 800m:  "It was hard work. After the Olympics I went home, dislocated my knee and was disappointed but I was just patient, worked on my strength and I am happy.

"Last year at the world championships it was not really a plan to win but prepare for future championships. I was not in a good shape. I am quite happy with how I am doing, the chemistry with the coach and the team is fantastic.

"Every athletes dream is to win a medal, especially in the Olympics. I will just have to go back home and see what the future has for me."

Caster Semenya
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Farah gets his gold

Mo Farah delves into his pocket and fishes out his previous gold medal and puts them both on! Doubling up. 


Farah gets his gold

His family are in the stands, there aren't too many more as it ticks past 23:30 in Rio, but Mo Farah will feel a whole nation cheering him on.

Gold in the 5,000m in London.

Gold in the 10,000m in London.

Gold in the 10,000m in Rio.

And now GOLD in the 5,000m in Rio!

Farah's wife


Farah gets his gold

Mo Farah is about to be handed his fourth Olympic gold medal.



Women's 800m

Very strong interview from Lynsey Sharp after she finished sixth in the 800m final. She was in tears, she chose her words very, very closely but was not happy with Caster Semenya winning. Or more, her dominance. 


Lake disappointed with 10th

Morgan Lake says she was annoyed  after finishing 10th with a height of 1.93m in the high jump final.

"It’s bittersweet I think," she said. "It’s weird to think that I’m top 10 in the world and I’m disappointed with it. 1.97m is a height that’s within me and I’m quite annoyed about that. 

"But I have to take a step back and think that I’m only 19 and in an Olympic final. I can’t complain."



Men's over 80kg

Radik Isaev claims Azerbaijan's first gold of the games, defeating Issoufou Abdulrazak of Niger.

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Sam Addenbrook: Utterly spellbound by @Mo_Farah! I'm speechless. Mo, you're beyond incredible! @TeamGB

Mo's amazing medal story

4 golden 'Mo'-ments

Enjoy an amazing look back at Mo Farah's unprecedented Olympic medal haul.

'Mo works hard and works smart'

Michael Johnson

Four-time Olympic gold medallist athlete on BBC One

Mo Farah has sought out the best he could find to reach his potential. Everyone knew that potential was there. It will have been a difficultlt decision to leave his coach and go to something different but that is what was needed to achieve his potential.

Everyone works hard, but it is also about working smart - finding the things that will really make those marginal gains. Assessing and diagonising what areas can improve.

What else makes Mo special is his race intelligence and ability to show up on the day and deliver the performance he is capable of. He has done that time and time again.

Chelimo back in

Men's 5,000m

Paul Chelimo - kicked out an hour or so ago - is now back in and will get a silver medal.

These judging decisions have been a farce in the last 30 hours or so. 

NOW IT’S OFFICIAL: @Paulchelimo reinstated!! #SILVER medal for @USArmy SPC & former @uncgsports great! #Rio2016

NOW IT’S OFFICIAL: @Paulchelimo reinstated!! #SILVER medal for @USArmy SPC & former @uncgsports great! #Rio2016

A privilege to watch Mo

Denise Lewis

Olympic heptathlon gold medallist on BBC TV

Over the 5,000 and the 10,000 his rivals cannot do it because that title is taken and it is taken by Mo Farah. The measure of his competitiveness is that at the bell he refused to relinquish the position he wanted. 

It has been a privilege to see how he has progressed from that junior athlete who did not quite make it but the decisions he has made over the last few years, to move to America and do what is needed to achieve success. Absolutely committed.

Medal table mathematics

Mo Farah's victory in the men's 5,000 metres takes Great Britain to 27 gold medals in Rio, two ahead of third placed China in the medal table.

By our maths, GB will guarantee themselves an astonishing second place finish in the Olympic medal table if Joe Joyce wins his gold medal bout in the men's super heavyweight boxing competition (Sunday, 19:15 BST).

Even if he does not, China - currently on 25 golds - would require 28 gold medals to usurp Team GB by virtue of Britain having won more silver medals (22 to China's 18), and they only have four events in which to do so.

One of these events is the women's gold medal volleyball final, in which China are currently trailing Serbia one set to zero.

However, in the event that China wins volleyball gold, they would still need an almost improbable and unprecedented sequence of results in which they:

  • Win men's marathon gold (no male Chinese athlete has ever won an Olympic medal before)
  • Win men's freestyle -86kg wrestling gold
  • And win men's cross country mountain biking gold.

In other words, put a beverage of your choosing in the fridge because it's [probably] not going to happen and Britain will almost certainly secure yet more history in Brazil.

'He does not believe he will be beaten'

Farah wins gold

Paula Radcliffe

Women's marathon world record holder on BBC TV

Mo does not believe he will be beaten. He sees no reason why he can't be competitive in every race he competes in.

Unique Mo

Farah wins gold

Brendan Foster

Olympic medallist and BBC athletics commentator on BBC One

The most exciting thing for me is we have never had a British athlete win four gold medals, we will never see that again. That was one of the greatest moments in British sport.

He controlled that race tonight. They all came at him but he just holds them off. His racing brain is fantastic. His competitiveness is something we will never see the like of again. We will never see anyone like him again.

I will be very surprised if we see him on the Olympic stage again. I think that was his Olympic farewell. If you keep going and going you will eventually get beaten.

Mo Farah
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Mo's nine global titles


The Mo legacy

Men's 5,000m

Paula Radcliffe

Women's marathon world record holder on BBC TV

The athletes want to get out there and perform. There is a Mo legacy now. We saw Andy Butchart up in fourth and if you had said four years ago that we would have a British guy in fourth place with Mo still winning it, you would not have thought it possible, but it is because he has seen Mo winning it, he has seen how hard he has worked and said that is what I need to do.

Watch Farah win gold

If you want to watch the sensational end to Farah's 5,000m race, here it is in all its glory.

The double double...


Zheng Shuyin takes women's over 67kg gold

Bianca Walkden's conqueror China's Zheng Shuyin goes on to win gold, beating Maria Espinoza of Mexico.

'I accept any decision'

Men's 5,000m

Paul Chelimo was disqualified after the end of the 5,000m race - which meant a bronze for Bernard Lagat.

However, Lagat is not sure:

"I didn't know. I gave all I had. I finished and was still smiling to everybody, saying 'good job'. I wanted to go to the warm up area and cool down, and see my kids. It is hard to imagine. If you finished fourth and somebody stepped on the line once and got no advantage and you finish fourth, do you really want to say 'gosh, I won the bronze medal because a guy cheated'.

"To me, I feel like 'yes, things happen'. I guess if the rules are like that, whatever decision they want to make tonight I'm going to accept it. Then again if they tell me they gave it me by accident and take it back, no problem."


'A dramatic transformation'

Michael Johnson

Four-time Olympic gold medallist athlete on BBC One

It has been a dramatic transformation with GB since 2002. I think the real turning point was Charles van Commenee to be honest. He took a tougher approach and that was needed. What I saw before was being OK with mediocrity and now you see athletes coming off the track saying they want more.


Men's 4x400m relay

It's the final gold medal on the track of Rio 2016 and it went to the US 4x400m relay team.

'I am so proud of our team'

Women's 4x400m - GB bronze

Christine Ohuruogu after winning her third Olympic medal tells BBC One: "It has been hard but I really want to start enjoying the last 10 years or so of my sport. It is nice to go home with a medal. 

"We have really worked hard because we thought we could medal here. We had to come together as a team today, we had to stick in, stay focused and keep each other's spirits up. I am so proud of them, we got a good job done today." 


'The most amazing experience'

Women's 4x400m - GB bronze

Women's 4x400m
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Eilidh Doyle: "We went out and did the same plan we had for the last four years. I wanted to give the girls the best possible start and thankfully I did and they took it on from there."

Anyika Onuora: "I just about hung on. I tried to keep my composure the best I could and I am ecstatic to be here with these girls and to be an Olympic medallist. Can you believe? Me, an Olympic medallist!"

Emily Diamond: "It has been the most amazing experience. We came out here and knew a bronze would be up for grabs and I am so proud we did it."

'It's my time'

Men's 5,000m final

Confident words from British athlete Andrew Butchart after he finished fourth in the 5,000m when asked if he doubted that Mo Farah would take gold:

"No. I have seen him training. Some of the stuff he does, nobody can do it. End of. He's such a relaxed guy, you feed off it. It makes you more relaxed. He's having fun all the time. He's got one more year then it's my time."  

Abdrew Butchart

Men's 4x400m relay

Michael Johnson

Four-time Olympic gold medallist athlete on BBC One

This US team I knew would come under threat. It is not a strong team and has not been for sometime. They relied heavily on Merritt but it was great to watch.  A great anchor leg from Jamaica's Francis, he chased down Botswana. A great competition to end the athletics with.


Ifs, buts, maybes

Men's 4x400m

If the GB men's team had been in that final, and ran the same time as they did in their heat, they would have finished fifth. 

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'A great race'

Men's 4x400m relay

Andrew Cotter

BBC athletics commentator

That was a great race. The USA did win but not in the manner we expected, we expected them to be much further clear. I felt sorry for Botswana, not getting it quite done in the final leg but they did top load and that is the risk.


Men's 4x400m

Belgium missed out on bronze by three hundredths of a second to the Bahamas. The brothers and Julien Watrin did set a national record though. 

The golden girls

Not only did Allyson Felix clinch a record sixth career Olympic gold, but the United States won the 4x400m relay for a sixth straight Games. 

They have not lost a 4x400m relay since finishing in silver behind the unified team of former Soviet Union states at the 1992 Barcelona Games. 


Beitia leaps to high jump gold

Spain's Ruth Beitia takes gold with a jump of 1.97m

Phenomenally at the age of 37.

It is also her first Olympic medal. Never give up...

Bronze Medal - Great Britain

Team GB beats London 2012 medal total in Rio

Stand up and take a bow Team GB - the British 4x400m relay teams bronze betters the 2012 medal haul as GB move on to 66 so far.

Sit back and watch history happen...