Rio 2016: Day #5

Day #5 has been such a positive day for Team GB, as we’ve won Gold in the Kayaking event thanks to Joe Clarke, we’ve won Bronze in the men’s individual time trial thanks to Chris Froome and we’ve just won Gold in the Men’s 3m Synchro Springboard Diving event thanks to Jack Laugher and Chris Mears.

We’ve also beaten New Zealand 21-19 in the Rugby Sevens event thanks to Team GB, and Team GB’s women have beaten Argentina with a 3-2 score to qualify for the quarter-final. All in a day’s work. How fantastic is that? It has most certainly been a Gold rush for Great Britain today!

Aimee Lewis (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “Max Whitlock has the fifth-best score so far in the parallel bars in the men’s all-around final. He and his coach exchange smiles before returning to their seats to focus on the next apparatus. Whitlock doesn’t watch his rivals perform – he’s only seen defending champion Uchimura’s routines on YouTube – so his head is bowed throughout while others defy gravity and he simply concentrates on the task ahead.”

Max Whitlock’s fifth piece of the apparatus will be the horizontal bar. He is just getting loose now and is rotating around, getting a feel for the equipment, but meanwhile, Team GB’s Rugby Sevens team are preparing for a last-eight tie against Argentina.

Bad weather has caused the Rowing and Murray / Konta tennis matches to be postponed.

Sir Clive Woodward (The World Cup Winning Rugby Union Coach for the BBC): “Wow, wow, wow. Look at the emotion on those player’s faces. What a try for Team GB.

The current score for the Rugby Seven’s match is Team GB 5-0 Argentina.

Aimee Lewis: “The BBC commentary team rise to their feet after Max Whitlock’s floor routine to applaud the Briton. Was his effort enough? He is awarded 15.200 points – the third best score on the floor so far. Whitlock and his coach, Scott Hann, exchange words. It looks as if Hann is reassuring a nervous Whitlock.

The face of devastation has impacted the Argentine players, as they were so close to a last-four place. They were so close.

Team GB now have a match for a medal on their hands for whatever is to happen in the semis.

Sir Clive Woodward: “I will never ever forget that and neither will those players.

Christine Still (BBC Sport Gymnastics Expert & Veteran Coach): “The tension in the arena is something you can touch.

Luke Reddy (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “The ball on its way to the posts to win it for GB, this is it, no…woodwork. To a scrum, this is truly gripping, one score, just one score. Dan Bibby, runs it, dummy, clatter through bodies, yes. Yes a thousand times over. He is soon to be a dad and his loved ones will be over the moon watching this. My word, one of the best sevens games you will see at this Olympics.

Kohei Uchimura has won Gold in the Men’s all-around final.

Christine Still: “I can’t remember such a fantastic Olympic final. They absolutely won their places.

Dan Keatings (British Gymnast on BBC One): “The hours of hard work, every day, these gymnasts eat and sleep gymnastics. For it all to come together in an Olympic final is everything they wish for. They will have dreamt of this moment.

Beth Tweddle (BBC Sport Gymnastics Expert & ex-CWG Champion): “Max held his nerve. The competition was so tough throughout. All of the top gymnasts performed to their maximum. It went down to the last five or six routines and Max went up first, set the bar and had to sit and wait. Most of these lads are on their third competition in row so it is tough and demanding on the body so there is relief at the end, it was so close at the top of that table.

Team GB will face South Africa in the Semi-Finals of the men’s Rugby Sevens tomorrow and if they win, they’ll go for Gold, but if they lose, however, they will have a game for a bronze medal. The Rugby Sevens score for South Africa & Australia is 22-5. 22 to South Africa, 5 to Australia.

Aimee Lewis: “It’s been quite a wait for a British all-around Olympic medal, which made seeing the flags gradually rise a special moment. Max Whitlock had previously said he wants to be a legend of his sport, he’s gone quite a way to achieving that with his performance at the Olympic Arena. A gold medal could be his too in the pommel horse in a few days.

Brazil’s gold medal winning Judoka, Rafaela Silva, opened up about her girlfriend for the first time on live TV. Just two days after her historic performance, Rafaela Silva discussed her relationship with her girlfriend, Thamara Cezar in a Globo interview: “She was there day-to-day and knew what I was going through, when I was tired and when I wasn’t,” she said. “Everything I needed, she was there for me ― so she’s also very important for this victory.

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Lyu Xiaojun has just broken the World Record in the snatch of the Men’s 77kg Weightlifting event, as his lift of 177kg just managed to step up the mark from his previous World Record, which was 176kg.

Sir Clive Woodward: “The drama was amazing. I thought the team handled the pressure really well. They really kept their nerve. The scenes at the end were just fantastic and this game will go down in the history of Rugby Sevens. It was that good.

Sir Chris Hoy spoke to the BBC after Fabian Cancellara’s victory in the men’s time trial: “The conditions were extremely difficult. Cancellara was the best man on the day. For Chris Froome to be a minute behind, he has got to be happy with his bronze medal. You could see everyone was happy for Fabian to win in his final Olympic Games. I think he was in a league of his own. He was phenomenal. He has been great in the past and now is the second oldest in the field. Maybe people counted him out a little but he showed them still the boss and what a way to finish.

Nijat Rahimov has broken a world record in the Men’s -77kg weightlifting by lifting 214kg in the clean and jerk, ultimately snatching the title from China’s Lyu Xiaojun with the Gold Medal winning lift.

Simon Mason (Ex-Team GB Olympic Hockey Player on BBC One): “If either team loses this it makes it very difficult,  GB would have to beat Spain who are currently top of the group. It really is a very crucial game. Australia are really struggling to score, which is the last thing you would think of from an Australian team. They get into the circle enough, they just haven’t got the outcomes.

Luke Reddy: “Coming to you from hockey under the lights. This is a big one. A GB player told me last week that Australia are full on. He said you don’t play them in a friendly because they only know one way and that’s intensity, intensity, intensity. As I enter the stadium I hear an Aussie fan say to his buddy: “Should be a good game mate.” The reply in a thick Australian accent: “Ah it’s do or die mate.”

Luke Reddy: “It’s worth remembering that Australia probably started this men’s tournament as favourites. They hold the 2014 World Cup, the 2015 Hockey World League and 2016 Champions Trophy. About a half full stadium again. I’m yet to see a full one in Deodoro this week. I’m going to head over to sit where I can see Aussies and Brits in close proximity, see if there’s any Ashes-style sledging going on.

Tim Vickery (BBC Sport’s South American Football Expert): “This was supposed to be the tournament where Brazil got their fans back on side. Instead, they seem to be digging themselves further into the hole. Even Fiji has scored a goal in this tournament. They have not been able to reproduce what they have been working on in training. They move the ball so badly, there is too much space between the lines of the teams. It looks like Zombie football. You can compare it to the Thriller video. This is a young side and they need Neymar to be a calming influence. He hasn’t been and there is a lot of pressure on him tonight.

Inna Deriglazova has won Gold after beating Elisa Di Francesca of Italy with a final score of 12-11 to take the Gold.

Ason Szilagyi has won a Gold Medal in the Men’s individual sabre fencing event.

Luke Reddy: “When the eye in the sky makes its way near fans they get giddy. Everyone wants to be on TV and in the absence of any goals, why not? Maddy on the left and Emma have come from Sydney to support Emma’s brother who is in the Aussie team. Don’t worry, there’s an inflatable kangaroo nearby too, you’re never too far away from one in Deodoro.

Luke Reddy: “These inflatables pop up everywhere with rugby and hockey in close proximity at Deodoro. This one gets his own seat. To be fair, there’s plenty of room in here.

Mark Foster (Former Freestyle World Swimming Champion on BBC One): “Andrew Willis has a great chance. He’s looked light in the water, his stroke length is good and his timing is on. He looks in control and it looks like he has a little bit left. Andrew Willis goes in the men’s 200m breaststroke final at 02:03 BST. GET THE HORLICKS ON

Luke Reddy: “So here’s the set-up, a big group of Australia fans, probably around 150 of them. Then there’s a cluster of Brits either side behaving a little more calmly, as Brits do.* There’s some needle, when one set sings the other thinks it has to have a go, but there’s no riot bubbling. On the pitch, GB have it all to do as Aran Zalewski nets. We are into the final quarter. Defeat leaves Team GB on the brink with a game of the group to go.

Luke Reddy: “Prior to that second goal, one loud Briton was bellowing: “He’s coming for you, he’s coming for you-uuu, Harry Potter, he’s coming for you.

Seems Australians have no fear of the wizard.

That’s 2-0, that’s that. This tournament is not going well for GB’s men at all.

Luke Reddy: “Ugly, just ugly for Great Britain’s men. Fifth in the group where four go through. They’ll have to beat Spain you’d think now, a draw will probably not be enough. This wasn’t a walk off the pitch but a trudge. Not a single player stopping for media.

Team GB’s Andrew Willis: “I think I know what to expect in the Olympic final. You go to the big stages but the Olympics is a step above. There will be nerves and excitement so I need to try to control them. It is my dream to win an Olympic medal and it always will be.

Rebecca Adlington: “It is going to be a close race. Everyone in this race has done 2:07 so it will be whoever gets their hand to the wall first.

Mark Foster: “Andrew Willis has looked good through the rounds. He is confident and looks great, he seems to be floating through the water.

Dmitry Balandin has won Gold in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke Swimming event. Team GB’s Andrew Willis came fourth.

Adrian Moorhouse: “Andrew Willis left himself just too much to do. It was such a close race – it was all over the place. Less than a second separated the whole field. I’m so disappointed for Willis. But he gave himself too much to do after the 100m.

Rebecca Adlington: “Andrew Willis needed another five metres and then he would have got a medal. It is still a very good time for him. It was just off his personal best.

Adrian Moorhouse: “What a brilliant swim by Campbell. She was well ahead at the turn but Oleksiak was catching.

Sharron Davies (The BBC Sport Swimming Expert): “Oleksiak is the latest of a whole bunch of youngsters who excite us at every Olympic Games. When you’re young you have no fear of anyone else, you know if you don’t win a medal then you’re probably going to have another chance in four years. That takes off a tremendous amount of mental pressure. But having said that my money is on Cate Campbell in the final.

Adrian Moorhouse: “Murphy looks good. I’m surprised he didn’t get under one minute 55 seconds though. He was calm and collected. I’ve never seen him break into a smile though…

Adrian Moorhouse: “He’s got beautiful long arms has Rylov.

China’s Ding Ning has beaten her compatriot, Li Xiaoxia, in a thrilling women’s singles final for Table Tennis and she has claimed the Gold Medal.

Adrian Moorhouse: “The question is whether Maddie Groves can hold on after going out this strong.

Mireia Belmonte has won Gold in the Women’s 200m Butterfly swimming event.

Adrian Moorhouse: “The first female winner in the pool for Spain. This was a brilliant swim, she paced it supremely well. Groves and Zhang were coming back but she held them off.

Andy Jameson (BBC Commentator & Former British Olympic Swimmer): “It’s wonderful to have Duncan Scott in this final and wonderful for what it means for our relay chances. There are some really big guys in this race. It’s going to be fascinating. The world record could go.

Kyle Chalmers of Australia has won Gold in the Men’s 100m Freestyle event as he had made sure to power through to take it in a wide-open race and he’s only 18 years old! How amazing can life get? Peter Timmers takes silver, while Nathan Adrian takes bronze. Duncan Scott takes a very creditable fifth place.

Adrian Moorhouse: “That was a big, big swim from Kyle Chalmers, the 18-year-old. It’s a real surprise and Australia have another freestyle sprint sensation.

Chloe Tutton has come fifth in the Women’s 200m Breaststroke semi-finals.

Andy Jameson: “It’s brave from Tutton but it looks comfortable. And she has a great second half.

Team GB’s Duncan Scott on coming fifth: “I am delighted with that. I was happy to make the semi-final and to be in that final was incredible. Hopefully things can move on next year. Everyone in the GB team is swimming with confidence at the moment. We have the best breaststroker ever and the whole team wants to keep swimming.

Team GB’s Molly Renshaw has come third in the second semi-final.

Adrian Moorhouse: “Taylor McKeown belted that out from the beginning but you couldn’t ask any more from Molly Renshaw. It was a wonderful swim from the Briton.

Molly Renshaw after setting a British record to reach the final: “My training has been going so well and it’s nice to get a good time. It’s been a few years since we had British female breaststrokers at the top so to have two is amazing.

Dan Wallace has come 7th & Ieuan Lloyd has come 8th in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley.

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte both have their headphones pulled quite hard over their heads, with absolutely no chat or any forms of engagement whatsoever.

Dan Wallace is officially in the final and is the fifth fastest qualifier.

She may have just finished fourth and only just missing out on the chance of a medal, but there was no lacking of confidence for Cammile Adams, as she said: “I looked into the mirror as I was putting on my make-up and said ‘Cam you’re amazing. My goggles broke just before the race but I’m so frigging stoked at doing that time.

Adrian Moorhouse: “Lochte was working hard. I think he’s going to struggle in the final. Pereira will have the support of the crowd to push him but Phelps goes in as the quickest.

Dan Wallace after he qualified for the final speaks to BBC One: “Two months ago I didn’t think this was possible but I knew I had it in there somewhere and it was nice to step up when it counts. I’ve started to enjoy swimming again and days like last night and this night made it clear to me that I want to keep doing this as long as I can.

Mark Foster: “Dan Wallace is still only 23, he has another Olympic cycle in him, and it’s great to hear that his love for swimming is back again because you need that to put the effort in.

Katie Ledecky & Katinka Hosszu are among the swimmers that are going for another medal here. Missy Franklin, the 200m Freestyle Specialist, however, has been dropped and is out of touch and also, time.

Katie Ledecky has just won her third Gold of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, and also her fourth medal in total. The United States have won it, with Australia coming second and Canada being delighted with coming third.

Here are the final medal listings for Day #5:

Country
1

United States
11 11 10 32
2

China
10 5 8 23
3

Japan
6 1 11 18
4

Australia
5 2 5 12
5

Hungary
5 1 1 7
6

Russia
4 7 4 15
7

South Korea
4 2 3 9
8

Italy
3 6 2 11
9

Great Britain
3 3 6 12
10

France
2 3 1 6
11

Kazakhstan
2 2 3 7
12

Thailand
2 1 1 4
13

Germany
1 2 1 4
14

Sweden
1 2 0 3
15

Netherlands
1 1 2 4
16

Belgium
1 1 1 3
17

Brazil
1 1 0 2
17

Colombia
1 1 0 2
17

Slovenia
1 1 0 2
17

Vietnam
1 1 0 2
21

Chinese Taipei
1 0 2 3
22

Spain
1 0 1 2
22

Greece
1 0 1 2
22

Switzerland
1 0 1 2
25

Argentina
1 0 0 1
25

Croatia
1 0 0 1
25

Independent Olympic Athletes
1 0 0 1
25

Kosovo
1 0 0 1
29

North Korea
0 2 2 4
30

Ukraine
0 2 1 3
31

Indonesia
0 2 0 2
31

New Zealand
0 2 0 2
31

South Africa
0 2 0 2
34

Canada
0 1 5 6
35

Georgia
0 1 1 2
36

Azerbaijan
0 1 0 1
36

Denmark
0 1 0 1
36

Malaysia
0 1 0 1
36

Mongolia
0 1 0 1
36

Philippines
0 1 0 1
36

Slovakia
0 1 0 1
36

Turkey
0 1 0 1
43

Egypt
0 0 2 2
43

Uzbekistan
0 0 2 2
45

Czech Republic
0 0 1 1
45

Israel
0 0 1 1
45

Kyrgyzstan
0 0 1 1
45

Poland
0 0 1 1
45

Portugal
0 0 1 1
45

Tunisia
0 0 1 1
45

United Arab Emirates
0 0 1 1

Benin
0 0 0 0

American Samoa
0 0 0 0

Afghanistan
0 0 0 0

Aruba
0 0 0 0

Burkina Faso
0 0 0 0

Andorra
0 0 0 0

Belize
0 0 0 0

Armenia
0 0 0 0

Mali
0 0 0 0

Bangladesh
0 0 0 0

Refugee Olympic Athletes
0 0 0 0

British Virgin Islands
0 0 0 0

Brunei
0 0 0 0

Kiribati
0 0 0 0

Liberia
0 0 0 0

Papua New Guinea
0 0 0 0

Seychelles
0 0 0 0

Marshall Islands
0 0 0 0

Somalia
0 0 0 0

Iraq
0 0 0 0

Sierra Leone
0 0 0 0

South Sudan
0 0 0 0

Gambia
0 0 0 0

FYR Macedonia
0 0 0 0

Ghana
0 0 0 0

Cameroon
0 0 0 0

Congo
0 0 0 0

Bhutan
0 0 0 0

Cook Islands
0 0 0 0

Comoros
0 0 0 0

Guinea-Bissau
0 0 0 0

Central African Republic
0 0 0 0

Cape Verde
0 0 0 0

Jordan
0 0 0 0

Equatorial Guinea
0 0 0 0

Guinea
0 0 0 0

Micronesia
0 0 0 0

DR Congo
0 0 0 0

Chad
0 0 0 0

Guyana
0 0 0 0

Cambodia
0 0 0 0

Malta
0 0 0 0

Sao Tome & Principe
0 0 0 0

Togo
0 0 0 0

Haiti
0 0 0 0

Samoa
0 0 0 0

Tonga
0 0 0 0

Mauritania
0 0 0 0

Maldives
0 0 0 0

Swaziland
0 0 0 0

Libya
0 0 0 0

Suriname
0 0 0 0

Nicaragua
0 0 0 0

Tuvalu
0 0 0 0

Senegal
0 0 0 0

Nepal
0 0 0 0

Lebanon
0 0 0 0

Madagascar
0 0 0 0

Solomon Islands
0 0 0 0

Vanuatu
0 0 0 0

Pakistan
0 0 0 0

St Vincent & the Grenadines
0 0 0 0

Cayman Islands
0 0 0 0

Niger
0 0 0 0

Uruguay
0 0 0 0

Palestine
0 0 0 0

Hong Kong, China
0 0 0 0

Malawi
0 0 0 0

Syria
0 0 0 0

Liechtenstein
0 0 0 0

Monaco
0 0 0 0

Mozambique
0 0 0 0

Montenegro
0 0 0 0

Sudan
0 0 0 0

Turkmenistan
0 0 0 0

Laos
0 0 0 0

Honduras
0 0 0 0

Rwanda
0 0 0 0

Tanzania
0 0 0 0

Palau
0 0 0 0

Timor-Leste
0 0 0 0

Yemen
0 0 0 0

Dominica
0 0 0 0

Nauru
0 0 0 0

Oman
0 0 0 0

Guam
0 0 0 0

Ireland
0 0 0 0

Belarus
0 0 0 0

India
0 0 0 0

Serbia
0 0 0 0

Bulgaria
0 0 0 0

Norway
0 0 0 0

Cyprus
0 0 0 0

Guatemala
0 0 0 0

Singapore
0 0 0 0

Lithuania
0 0 0 0

Finland
0 0 0 0

Estonia
0 0 0 0

Mexico
0 0 0 0

Austria
0 0 0 0

Cuba
0 0 0 0

Ecuador
0 0 0 0

El Salvador
0 0 0 0

Dominican Republic
0 0 0 0

US Virgin Islands
0 0 0 0

Iran
0 0 0 0

Ethiopia
0 0 0 0

Qatar
0 0 0 0

Bahamas
0 0 0 0

San Marino
0 0 0 0

Angola
0 0 0 0

Costa Rica
0 0 0 0

Myanmar
0 0 0 0

Kenya
0 0 0 0

Moldova
0 0 0 0

Morocco
0 0 0 0

Venezuela
0 0 0 0

Chile
0 0 0 0

Peru
0 0 0 0

Sri Lanka
0 0 0 0

Puerto Rico
0 0 0 0

Paraguay
0 0 0 0

Romania
0 0 0 0

Saint Kitts & Nevis
0 0 0 0

Lesotho
0 0 0 0

Eritrea
0 0 0 0

Zimbabwe
0 0 0 0

Botswana
0 0 0 0

Jamaica
0 0 0 0

Uganda
0 0 0 0

Namibia
0 0 0 0

Bahrain
0 0 0 0

Burundi
0 0 0 0

Trinidad & Tobago
0 0 0 0

Latvia
0 0 0 0

Bolivia
0 0 0 0

Nigeria
0 0 0 0

Algeria
0 0 0 0

Fiji
0 0 0 0

Mauritius
0 0 0 0

Iceland
0 0 0 0

Zambia
0 0 0 0

Côte d’Ivoire
0 0 0 0

Gabon
0 0 0 0

Antigua & Barbuda
0 0 0 0

Albania
0 0 0 0

Djibouti
0 0 0 0

Saudi Arabia
0 0 0 0

Panama
0 0 0 0

Luxembourg
0 0 0 0

Tajikistan
0 0 0 0

Bosnia & Herzegovina
0 0 0 0

Saint Lucia
0 0 0 0

Grenada
0 0 0 0

Barbados
0 0 0 0

Bermuda
0 0 0 0

Day #5’s events have officially come to a close. Please make sure to check back soon for Day #6 of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Thanks to all of you for such a fantastic, positive and absolutely perfect fifth day and I hope and wish all of you a very good night.

Alex Smithson

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