Crash Bandicoot: N⋅Sane Trilogy / Out 30th June!

It’s official! Just a few months after we all witnessed the marsupial make his comeback, Crash Bandicoot is ready to come back to PlayStation on the 30th June! Who would have thought it, eh?

This news comes after the comeback trailer unveiled Crash Bandicoot back to his true and original form, with the comeback trailer itself even showing comparisons of the original PS1 Classic levels including the newly upgraded level designs of the exact same levels.

I also came across official screenshots of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back after reading an article that Crashy News published, and honestly, Activision have made sure to keep the N⋅Sane Trilogy true to the original PS1 Classic Crash Bandicoot and they have most certainly done the Naughty Dog Original series justice with this refreshed collection of the N⋅Sane Trilogy.

I won’t deny this, I will be pre-ordering the Crash Bandicoot N⋅Sane Trilogy because it’s so good! I will not be surprised if this trilogy sells just as well as the original PS1 Classics, because Crash Bandicoot was and still is a bestseller even to the present day, and the N⋅Sane Trilogy itself will do just the same, because Activision have made sure to keep this game original by making sure it captures the true heart of the original PS1 version of Crash Bandicoot that we all came to know and love.

This release date couldn’t have come at a much better time, as this trilogy releases exactly two weeks after I mark my 19th birthday.

Are you just as excited as I am that Crash Bandicoot is finally back? If you are excited to see Crash Bandicoot come to the PlayStation 4 on the 30th June, then please let me know, I would love to hear what you think about the marsupial bandicoot making his comeback to PlayStation.

Also, if you want to be kept up-to-date on all things Crash Bandicoot, then please visit Crashy News by clicking here.

Alex Smithson

Sonic Generations: A Shift Between Classic Sonic & Modern Sonic

As Sonic Generations marked the 20th Anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, it was clear that this game had everything to offer, because for the first time, and with Stereoscopic 3D, you would get to see Classic Sonic & Modern Sonic in an entirely nostalgic form that would shift between the past and the present. I will not deny this, but I have played the game myself and I absolutely love it, because it delivers and creates not just a nostalgic feeling that makes you think of the good old days of Classic Sonic, but it gives you the approach that Sonic is back and Retro is back too.

As a massive SEGA fan, I love the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise and have played previous games, such as Sonic Heroes, Sonic Rush and even the Christian Whitehead reboots of Sonic the Hedgehog & Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and I won’t lie, I wish I played Sonic Generations sooner, because it’s one of those games where you cannot afford to not play it to appreciate and understand the true aspects behind how the game was really made, as well as the hard work that SEGA went to in order to modernise and remaster past levels.

For the first time, you can play these levels in modern form:

  • Green Hill Zone (Taken from Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Chemical Plant (Taken from Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
  • Stardust Speedway (Metal Sonic Rival Battle) [Classic Sonic] {Taken from Sonic CD}
  • Death Egg Robot (Boss) [Classic Sonic] {Taken from Sonic the Hedgehog 2}
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Rival Battle) [Modern Sonic] {Taken from Sonic Adventure 2 Battle}
  • Sky Sanctuary (Taken from Sonic & Knuckles)
  • Speed Highway (Taken from Sonic Adventure)
  • City Escape (Taken from Sonic Adventure 2)
  • Seaside Hill (Taken from Sonic Heroes)
  • Crisis City (Taken from Sonic the Hedgehog) [2006]
  • Silver the Hedgehog (Rival Battle) [Modern Sonic] {Taken from Sonic the Hedgehog ’06)
  • Perfect Chaos (Taken from Sonic Adventure)
  • Rooftop Run (Taken from Sonic Unleashed)
  • Planet Wisp (Taken from Sonic Colours)
  • Egg Dragoon (Taken from Sonic Unleashed)

Also, for the first time, you can play the final boss in the level, Time Eater. If you have all of the 7 Chaos Emeralds, you will be able to play as Classic Sonic & Modern Sonic but as Classic Super Sonic & Modern Super Sonic, and you will be able to fight Dr. Robotnik & Dr. Eggman.

If you have the PlayStation 3 version of Sonic Generations, it comes bundled with the first ever Sonic game, Sonic the Hedgehog, which is an added bonus considering you can play two games as well as one. To get the first ever Sonic game in Sonic Generations, you need to buy the SEGA Mega Drive Controller in the game with the points that you collect through every level that you have completed and don’t worry, you don’t pay extra money for the game at all, you just use the points you earn in the game for every level to get the controller in the game and you’re ready to go at any time.

Below are some screenshots from some of the Classic & Modern levels of Sonic Generations if you want to relive the nostalgia of past Sonic the Hedgehog games.

It’s hard to believe it was five years ago this game was released, and I won’t lie, playing this game has made me realise just how much technology has evolved in the gaming world, and not only that, but to see games from past time being remastered, it’s amazing how some games still capture that nostalgic appeal from the last 10 to 20 years.

I felt it was right to write a review on this game considering it’s exactly 25 years this year since the first ever Sonic game was released, and to continue the celebrations, Christian “Taxman” Whitehead, who has ported Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 & Sonic CD to smartphones and consoles, is working again with SEGA and also with PagodaWest and Headcannon on the upcoming 2017 Sonic game, Sonic Mania, which will relive the nostalgia of past levels from some games, including some new levels, though some of the new levels will be new to me as I have never seen them before, apart from watching clips of Sonic Mania on YouTube and on some gaming websites. Also, as the as yet untitled Project Sonic 2017 game is being developed for the XBOX ONE, the PlayStation 4, the Nintendo Switch and also for Laptop / PC, it’s safe to say that SEGA have a fantastic year ahead. 2017 is going to be SEGA’s year, and I am absolutely sure of that.

What do I think of Sonic Generations? I love the game with a passion, because it relives the nostalgic appeal that I had with past games, such as Sonic Heroes & Sonic Unleashed, and because I have played Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic CD & Sonic Heroes, including Sonic & The Secret Rings and Sonic Colours, Sonic Generations really captures the heart of what made SEGA, and Sonic Generations as a whole captures the flare that past Sonic the Hedgehog games had as well.

Overall, I am absolutely glad to have played this game and I will still continue to play the game anytime and also because the HD Graphics on the game are perfectly crisp, and you can’t help but feel like as if you’ve immersed yourself in the game even though you’re the one playing the game. Sonic Generations is such a fantastic game and I absolutely love the fact that SEGA have decided to give past levels from past games the new lease of life they deserve.

One more thing. If you haven’t got Sonic Generations, then I strongly recommend you buy it for the PlayStation 3 as it is on the PlayStation Essentials list, or if you have a Laptop / PC, then it will be available to purchase on Steam.

I wholeheartedly recommend Sonic Generations.

If you enjoyed my review of Sonic Generations, then please feel free to comment below your feedback on this review. All feedback is much appreciated and to end this review on a high note, I just want to say this:

THANK YOU SEGA FOR SUCH A FANTASTIC AND NOSTALGIC GAME!

Alex Smithson

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Crash Bandicoot: N⋅Sane Trilogy Unveiled at PlayStation Experience!

A short while ago, I wrote an article following my excitement that Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back & Crash Bandicoot: Warped were being remastered after years of rumours and speculation, and tonight at the PlayStation Experience, Activision unveiled the first ever look of Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy and I have just seen the comeback trailer of the new Crash game and believe me, I wasn’t prepared. It’s so good! To reminisce the nostalgic fever of the PS1 Classic Crash Bandicoot, Activision showed the original levels from the Crash Bandicoot PS1 game, and then they put the original levels together with the remastered levels and it’s so good!

I know I keep saying it’s so good, but trust me, it is that good that your jaws will drop the moment you see the comeback trailer. I have provided the comeback trailer below so all of you can see Crash Bandicoot in his full glory, officially remastered for the PlayStation 4 in 60FPS (Frames Per Second)

Sony & Activision couldn’t have picked a better time to show Crash Bandicoot off, and just in time for Christmas, they have given all of us hope and have put smiles on all of our faces, because the marsupial Crash Bandicoot is back and marks his 20th Anniversary of being on PlayStation.

What did you think of the comeback trailer for Crash Bandicoot: N⋅Sane Trilogy? Do you have all three of the original PlayStation 1 Crash Bandicoot games? Are you just as excited as I am about Crash Bandicoot’s comeback? Please let me know if you feel nostalgic by submitting feedback below. All feedback is much appreciated.

Alex Smithson

Sonic CD: Old-School Retro Meets Modern Gaming

As I share my love for SEGA‘s blue mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic CD officially went widescreen, thanks to Christian “Taxman” Whitehead, who is best known for porting SEGA’s iconic classics, Sonic the Hedgehog & Sonic the Hedgehog 2 to consoles, smartphones and even tablets and as I was lucky to grab a copy of Sonic CD via iTunes, I started playing on the game and I can be honest, it is much better now compared to the 1993 SEGA CD release.

As Sonic CD was also re-released for the PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, Android, Steam and Windows Phone, it was safe to say that the Classic Sonic we all knew and loved was back and to be honest, playing the game in widescreen is so much better now than before as you can finally feel comfortable playing a treasured classic from the past without needing to go back to a certain area in each level that you play.

The 7 time stones, later known as the Chaos Emeralds in the future Sonic the Hedgehog games, were the crucial pieces of the puzzle that would come together once you claimed them through 7 Special Stages in the game. This, of course, would give Sonic the Hedgehog the ability to defeat Eggman once and for all, or Dr. Robotnik as Sonic’s arch nemesis is most famously known as.

I won’t lie to you, it’s such a good game to play and it has the old-school retro appeal that can make you feel like as if you were in the 1990’s playing this game the moment it was released. I love the game, as it is different in its own right, but at the same time, you can’t help but feel like you wished you played this game sooner.

It’s hard to believe it was 23 years ago that this game was released, it’s amazing how the time flies, but when you consider how much technology and gaming have evolved, it’s amazing to see old games becoming new again, and it’s also amazing to see old games being revived for the big screen. Sonic CD was remastered to be played in 16:9 widescreen and it is Full HD, so you’re getting the best from this game, even if you have or haven’t played it before.

But overall, Sonic CD is such a fantastic game and you cannot go wrong with such a fantastic old-school classic like this. Sonic CD’s old-school retro appeal has officially met the modern gaming world and it’s safe to say that this game is worth downloading and is worth playing. I wholeheartedly recommend playing the game, because the moment you start playing it, those seconds turn into minutes, and those minutes quickly turn into hours of gameplay.

If you enjoyed my review of SEGA’s Sonic CD, please feel free to submit feedback. All feedback is much appreciated.

Alex Smithson

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Spyro the Dragon: The Purple Dragon’s Quest to Defeat Gnasty Gnorc (1998)

With it being 18 years ago since Spyro the Dragon landed on PlayStation, I thought it would be nice to do a review of the game considering I have owned and completed the game.

With 36 breathtaking levels split over 6 worlds in the game, 12 eggs to collect, 15,000 gems to collect and 80 dragons to save, Spyro’s journey to defeat Gnasty Gnorc is a challenge, but defeat is not far behind, as you can beat Gnasty Gnorc after you complete the levels, Gnorc Cove & Gnorc Nexus. As soon as you defeat Gnasty Gnorc, you will be able to progress on to the final level of the game, Gnasty’s Loot, which can be opened if you have all 12 of the dragon eggs, 13,000 gems and also if you have saved all 80 of the dragons from the Dragon Kingdom.

Spyro the Dragon was a blockbuster hit when the game was announced, and would go on to have commercial success globally, with two more games following soon after the first.

But back to the subject of Spyro the Dragon, the game’s visual concept brings about vibrant landscapes, with some old-school music to accommodate what the game’s concept is really about.

When I first played the game properly, I actually spent the whole of the day upstairs in my bedroom playing Spyro the Dragon, and I was so determined and dedicated to completing the game that I was able to finish the game some time after 12:00 AM or 1:00 AM in the morning, and completing the game fully for the first time was actually a few years ago.

I won’t deny it, but ever since I completed the game fully first time, I have been able to complete the game a lot quicker than I usually do, and just recently, I was able to complete the game a lot faster than before, but it just proves that if Spyro the Dragon can prove to be a smash hit game, then you know that you’ll love playing Spyro the Dragon, including the second and third games from the Spyro the Dragon series.

Did you know? Stewart Copeland from the band, The Police, composed the music for all three of the Spyro the Dragon PS1 Classic series. Did you also know that Carlos Alazraqui was the first man to do the voiceover of Spyro in the first Spyro the Dragon? Neither did I until a few weeks ago.

Overall, I absolutely love Spyro the Dragon, because it is not just an iconic classic of its own, but because it’s a game that you can play any time and never get bored. Plus, because it is a classic game, you know that with Spyro the Dragon, you’re getting the real deal. You can never go wrong with Spyro the Dragon.

Do you own a copy of Spyro the Dragon? If so, I would love to know your views on the game, as well as whether you share your love for the Purple Dragon. Please feel free to submit your feedback in the comments. All feedback is much appreciated.

Alex Smithson

Sonic Rush: SEGA’s Iconic Handheld Classic

As it has been 11 years since this iconic handheld classic was released, Sonic Rush was the first Nintendo DS Game produced and released by Sega. With more than 30-40 levels in the game, Sonic Rush brought to the table the new and playable character, Blaze the Cat.

Breaking away from its old tradition of just being 7 Chaos Emeralds, the introduction of Blaze the Cat brought about the Sol Emeralds. As all the levels for both Sonic and Blaze were indefinitely the same, there was a twist to this game, as the music for every level was almost the same, but did change as you played either character. For instance, playing as Sonic the Hedgehog meant the music for the game would remain as is, but for Blaze the Cat, the music sounded more in your face, but was able to fit accordingly and also very well to the overall concept of the game.

For each level, there were obstacles that were almost impossible to get through, given that some levels were a lot more complicated than they first appeared to be, which proved just how much of a smash hit game Sonic Rush was when it was released.

I got this game the year after it was released when I went through hospital treatment from March to May 2006 after fracturing my wrist/arm and I was in pain, but this game kept me going through the pain and I’m pleased to say that for a game like this, it is absolutely worth every penny and also worth everything that comes with it.

I love games, but the type of games that peak my interest, and Sonic Rush and the Sonic series is the type of series of games I would always play.

In the game, you have not one, but two Eggman characters. Eggman and Eggman Nega.

For Sonic the Hedgehog to collect the seven Chaos Emeralds, you would need to find a spinning wheel of different colours in the level, and if your speed gauge is full enough, Sonic will be able to hang on to it and then speed around full circle on the spinning wheel, to which he will be thrown up but into a portal taking you to the secret part of the level where the Chaos Emeralds can be collected.

All seven Chaos Emeralds are separated accordingly over the entire game but throughout all the levels. All you need to do is collect them. In order to gain each Chaos Emerald as you progress through the game, you will be given a ring count target to reach and if you reach it the first time, you will then be given another ring count target to reach, and if you do reach the second ring target then you will earn the Chaos Emerald. If you don’t reach the required ring count target, you won’t receive the Chaos Emeralds, which in effect sets the difficulty to all-new heights.

As you continue to progress through the game, each boss gets harder to complete but the final boss that involves Sonic transforming into Super Sonic and Blaze transforming into Burning Blaze is one of the hardest final bosses you’ll complete, because just like the final boss in Sonic Heroes, you will be expected to keep collecting rings in order to save both Sonic and Blaze from losing their lives as they defeat Eggman and Eggman Nega. If the ring count hits zero for both Sonic & Blaze, both will die as a result so the final boss is the battle for survival.

Sonic Rush and all the other Sonic the Hedgehog games always send a message, reading out: “Survival of the Fittest“, which keeps the spirits of Sonic Rush and the other Sonic games alive.

With 2D & 3D graphics balancing the game’s concept, Sonic Rush couldn’t have come at a better time. Despite some thinking it didn’t live up to the hype of the previous Sonic titles, I can say that it’s an iconic title that does in fact live up to the hype and keeps the energy and spirit of a true Sonic the Hedgehog fan alive.

Also, the nostalgia of some of the levels remind me of some of the previous games, such as Sonic Advance, Sonic Advance 2 & Sonic Advance 3, as it feels like some of the ideas from those games were recycled and reused in this game, making Sonic Rush feel nostalgic, which I love, because it’s like the ideas from past games have been recycled and reused into something new, but something that is just as better as the past, present and future Sonic the Hedgehog games.

Overall, I love Sonic Rush because of the fact it doesn’t just live up to the hype of the previous Sonic games, but because it also has that nostalgic feeling that takes you back, especially if you’re someone like me who used to and even now, would still play the Sonic Advance series, especially where Sonic Rush is concerned. Sonic Rush is the best follow-up to the Sonic Advance Game Boy Advance titles in my opinion and is the type of game I would play any day.

Do you own a copy of Sonic Rush? Please let me know what you think of the game by submitting feedback below. All feedback is much appreciated.

Alex Smithson

Sonic Rush Nintendo DS Game Rating: 10/10

Rio 2016: The Closing Ceremony

The Closing Ceremony for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games has officially got underway.

Fireworks have just lit the Olympic Stadium up and with the roaring crowds comes a vibrant display of visuals and bold colours, including vibrant and energetic music that lights up the entire Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, including the iconic Rio logo formation.

The Olympic Rings have been formed in a multi-coloured energetic scene, with the stadium then going completely blue before the spotlight focuses on one of the musicians performing at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.

This year’s Olympic Games by far has to be the best Olympic Games since the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, and the best since the London 2012 Summer Paralympic Games.

The Olympic Rings flag has been raised, including Brazil’s flag with the name: “Ordem e Progresso” etched on to the flag. Ordem e Progresso stands for “Order & Progress“.

The athletes are officially making their way into the Olympic Stadium. Not a single sign of team separation this end and they have even come in together with a symbol of unity. The flag bearers have come in first and are streaming across the entirely length of this football pitch with Samba music added to lift the spirits for everyone involved with this year’s Summer Olympic Games.

The flags (Team GB‘s Kate Richardson-Walsh is in there) are walking the length of the field and then they turn to line the perimeter. When they are in position, the athletes will start to trickle in. A flag or a phone is highly likely to be in the hands of most, though Stephan Shemilt said he seemed to remember that Carl Lewis was once told off just for being on his mobile, but it was just the size of a house brick.

Hazel Irvine (BBC Sport Presenter): “We thought it could not get any better for Great Britain but it has. It is the first time a nation has boosted their medal tally in the next Games after one they hosted. With 27 golds, it was an extraordinary performance from Great Britain to finish above China. There were British medals in 19 different sports out of the 28.

Stephan Shemilt: “I can report that the improving weather has meant the ponchos have been eschewed. Or, at least they have been for most nations, I haven’t spotted any GB stars yet. The athletes are filing in to some white plastic seats, like we’re at the world’s biggest wedding. Here come France, currently the most enthusiastic.

Andrew Cotter (BBC Athletics Commentator): “This is like the awkward moment of the school dance when no one is mingling, but give it a bit of time.

Stephan Shemilt: “The French now seem to be doing some sort of street dancing. The Portuguese have scarves. Here come Great Britain, decked out in white tracksuits. The French dancing has caused a backlog. They are holding everyone up. The first sight of GB gives us a look at those flashing trainers, which light up red, white and blue. They’re ace, the sort you had when you were about nine.

Hazel Irvine: “Check out the flashing shoes on the British Olympians, the shoes flash red, white and blue. You won’t miss them.

Stephan Shemilt: “I’ll be honest, Team GB aren’t mixing it with the dance moves. France are wiping the floor with us in the movement stakes. However, Great Britain have the best shoes. Hands down.

Jason Mohammad (BBC Presenter in Rio de Janeiro): “GB women hockey. I’m a dad of a daughter who plays hockey and this victory will inspire her and millions of other boys and girls. Incredible achievement. Funny moment – Egypt beating Sweden in the Handball! Easily my best line of the Games. On TV “A Great Night For Egyptian Handball!” Boom!

Stephan Shemilt: “It’s smashing it down in Rio now. I hope the parading athletes have got ponchos in their pockets. While they continue their march, some ladies in green have begun to dance energetically. Each is holding an umbrella. It’s like an interpretive dance version of the weather forecast. I think we’re all a little intrigued as to what the fluffy yellow and green outfits could be part of. My guess is some sort of Sesame Street sketch.

Beth Tweddle (BBC Sport Gymnastics Expert & London 2012 Bronze Medallist): “It would definitely be Max Whitlock winning his two golds and for the pure fact it is the first time ever. Obviously also the overall results of the gymnasts and winning seven medals. I do also have to put in a mention for Mo Farah winning the double double and Adam Peaty winning gold.

Hazel Irvine: “We have learned so much about this fantastic part of the world and that is always a part of the experience of the Olympic Games. The venues have been superb and allowed the athletes to produce the performances that we will always remember. This is a proud sporting nation.

Stephan Shemilt: “I kid you not, the Canadians are wearing mittens. Red and white gloves with maple leaves. Is it that cold? Or is it just a nod to their Winter Olympic prowess? Now, Eilish McColgan did tweet earlier on to say how cold she is. Now she’s bailed out completely. That’s not the spirit, is it? It’s raining heavily enough for the ponchos to be required. Let’s be honest, no one looks cool in one of those plastic ponchos, do they? Just going back to Eilish McColgan, I wonder if she actually walked into the stadium. If she did, how did she get out? She would have to walk against the tide. There’s GB rower Helen Glover, getting very excited when she sees herself on the big screen.

Hazel Irvine: “This section of the parade was scheduled to last about 20 minutes.

Stephan Shemilt: “Stand by for something incredible…

Rebecca Adlington (Double Olympic Gold Medallist in Swimming): “My moment would be Michael Phelps in the 200 IM and just his week in general to be honest. What he’s done for the sport is huge but to make a comeback and achieve what he has is just something else. It’s incredible that I’ve seen an athlete like him in my lifetime and it was so nice to see the human side of him. Every performance is incredible but it was the joy and passion and his attitude after the races also. You could tell it just meant so much to him and that’s exactly the reason why he wanted to make a comeback. He can retire a very content happy man now.

Hazel Irvine: “There is plenty more to get through and there has been a bit of a hold-up while we get all these athletes in.

Stephan Shemilt: “It looks like all the athletes have made it in. Funnily enough, Ryan Lochte isn’t there. In the rain, we’re now getting down with some dance music. The stadium has gone dark, someone is carrying a miner’s lamp. This is The Art of the People. It looks a bit like something out of Indiana Jones.

Leon Taylor (Olympic Diving Silver Medallist): “Jack Laugher and Chris Mears winning GB’s first ever Olympic Gold in diving. I knew they were capable of a medal but when they won gold beating China into third it was an unexpected delight. As Chris summed it up when I asked him how are you feeling he said ‘confused!’ Awesome performance.

Stephan Shemilt: “We’re rattling through now, with big cheers coming as men and women decked in red dance in an amber glow. It’s still chucking it down. This section is called Bringing Clay To Life and pays tribute to the exportation of modelling clay. Clay must be one of those things that Rio and Stoke-on-Trent have in common. That and the scenery. Now we’re getting slightly strange, Hundreds of clay figures are dancing with one another. It reminds me a little of the Oompa Loompas in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – the Gene Wilder one. You know what, the clay dancers have received the biggest cheer of the night. Now the closing ceremony is reflecting on the best moments of the Games. I think they got the idea from us.

Clare Balding (BBC TV Presenter): “The women’s hockey team winning gold was one of the best ever moments in team sport, male or female. They were so committed and concentrated and I was hugely impressed with their calmness under pressure. Maddie Hinch was phenomenal in goal and with her skill and the bravery of all the outfield players I hope it’ll show the highly paid footballers in our Premier League what true sporting behaviour looks like. It was a first ever gold for women’s hockey and the perfect send-off for Captain Fantastic, Kate Richardson-Walsh after 13 years in charge.

Stephan Shemilt: “As is tradition, we’re going to have the medal ceremony for the men’s marathon, which was won today by Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge. Feyisa Lilesa came second to take the silver, with American Galen Rupp collecting bronze. All three are walking like men who ran 26.2 miles earlier on. They’re getting a good deal, an audience of 80,000. Mo Farah had about 1,000 when he got his second gold last night. With a final medal ceremony, we get a last look at those ornaments that have been handed to the winners. I’ve seen them described as coloured jock straps, which I think is pretty accurate. Still belting it down. We’re being introduced to the new members elected to serve on the IOC Athletes’ Commission. Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva is among them…We’re getting into the meat of the pomp and circumstance here. The Greek flag is being raised and the national anthem played. Then the Olympic flag is lowered and handed over to Tokyo. Earlier on I said that the clay dancers had a look of Oompa Loompas. Have a look and decide for yourself…The governor of Tokyo gets her hands on the Olympic flag and give it a good wave. Not as much gusto as Boris Johnson in 2008. We’re now going to get a sneak peak of Japan’s offering in four years.”

Tokyo are showcasing at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games Closing Ceremony what they have to offer for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games and Pac-Man, the iconic maze pac-dot muncher has just made an appearance, so has the man with the iconic red M hat. “It’s-a-me. Mario!” and the Prime Minister of Japan wearing the iconic Mario hat has appeared in style by popping up through the iconic Green Pipe.

It’s not even 2020 and already I know that Tokyo have tons upon tons of energy and a lot of fun to offer come the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Another set of fireworks were set off and the celebratory Mario music used when a Mario level is completed also went in conjunction with the fireworks going off.

Stephan Shemilt: “I’m just thinking about how gutting it must be for Rio to hand over the Olympic flag. All that work over so many years, and now it’s over. In contrast, the excitement is just beginning for Tokyo. We’re getting some shots of the city and what we can expect. Bullet trains, glass buildings and Manga cartoons. It looks belting. This is outstanding. The Prime Minister of Japan has appeared out of Super Mario-style water pipe, wearing a Mario hat. We’re then treated to a hologram and light show. It’s already got me pumped for how good Tokyo will be. “See you in Tokyo” is the message, followed by bright fireworks shooting into the night sky. That’s may favourite part of the night so far. Speeches time. President of the organising committee Carlos Nuzman and IOC president Thomas Bach. There’s not many people watching fellas, so don’t be nervous.

Victoria Pendleton (Olympic Cycling Gold Medallist): “Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro winning individual dressage gold. It was a perfect performance and very emotional as it will probably be the last time they ride in a competition together. Charlotte knew the performance was good and welled up as soon as they finished. It made me well up too. I now understand the connection between horse and rider.

Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the President of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee: “We have organised the most important event in the world. This is a magic place. It was a great challenge, but a challenge with great success. I’m proud of the city, my country and my people. All Brazilians are Olympic heroes. We celebrate together. You are the gold medal of the people on all the planet. Twenty-seven world records and 91 Olympic records. We have organised a marvelous Olympics in a marvelous city. When we won the Games I said Rio was ready to make history. Rio has delivered history. Good luck for Tokyo 2020.

Stephan Shemilt: “Hmmmm, it has been a bit soggy at the Maracana. So much so that some of the athletes called it a day before the end. There will be some wet Olympians at wrap parties all over Rio.

International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach: “Congratulations Brazil. Brazil, we love you. Thank you for your warm hospitality. For the last 16 days a united Brazil inspired the world. You have many reasons to be proud. These Olympic Games show diversity is an enrichment for everyone. These Olympic Games were a celebration of diversity. Together we can go even further. Together, we can aim higher. United in our diversity, we are even stronger. Thank you refugee athletes. You have inspired us with your talent and human spirit, you are a symbol of hope for millions of refugees in the world. We will continue to be at your side after these Olympics. These were a marvellous Olympic Games in THE marvellous city. These Games are leaving a legacy for generations to come. History will talk about the Rio before the Olympic Games and a much better Rio after the Olympic Games. We arrived in Brazil as guests, today we depart as your friends. You will have a place in our hearts forever. I declare the games of the 31st Olympiad closed. I call upon the youth of the world to assemble in Tokyo, Japan to celebrate the Games of the 32nd Olympiad. Bye, bye Rio.

Stephan Shemilt: “Stick with it, there’s only about 25 minutes to go. Remember the fluffy green and yellow outfits we saw earlier? They are out there now, joined by red and a hint of purple. This is a tribute to Rio and the musicality of its people. Basically, we’re having a carnival. I’ll be honest, it looked a little like dancing broccoli. Now, in front of the rotating sculpture that starred in the opening ceremony Mariene de Castro sings under a cascade of fake rain. I’m not sure that was needed this evening.

The Maracana beacon, which was lit by a flame at the start of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games has officially been put out, officially marking the end of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Hazel Irvine: “The men’s football final topped the lot. In 2014, Brazil lost 7-1 to Germany in the semi-final of their home World Cup. So, to win against Germany in the Maracana stadium was deeply and doubly meaningful for this nation. Add to that the fact that Neymar’s penalty secured for Brazil their sixth gold medal, which makes these the most ‘Golden” in the country’s history – and in their first home Games – and you have a heady cocktail of emotion, catharsis and unconfined joy, the likes of which I have seldom experienced. It was utterly glorious! It is the reason why I love the Olympics.

Stephan Shemilt: “The Olympics are officially closed, the flame has gone out, but Rio is still having a party. Samba, dancing, colours. Everything you would expect from a Brazilian knees-up. This will go long into the night, probably anywhere they are serving alcohol.

Dan Walker (BBC TV Presenter): “I go for Maria (hen party gatecrashers) because the Olympics is about sport but the event is about people. Brazil is a very different country now to the one it was when it was awarded the games. We were determined to use our spot on Copacabana beach to have some fun but also meet as many residents of Rio as possible and find out what the Brazilians thought about it all. Maria wandered by, we took a chance that she would be a good guest and she was brilliant. There have been some wonderful sporting moments during these games but I will never forget Maria De Cezar and I wish her and her husband-to-be every happiness.

Stephan Shemilt: “Where else would you see a famous bin man dancing with a super model? That’s what we’ve got here. Renato Sorriso, a superstar in Brazil, is moving his fast feet with Izabel Goulart. I’d be stunned if a snap of that isn’t in the papers tomorrow. This is top notch. Music, dancing, colour, a proper carnival. Floats are arriving the stadium, with confetti falling from the roof. It’s the party we wanted and a great send-off, what a closing ceremony should be.

Mark Chapman (BBC Sport Presenter): “I’ve got two moments. Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro hugging at the net after their epic final. A brutal game that had everything and at the end of their duel they demonstrated such respect and empathy for each other. And Usain Bolt and Andre de Grasse crossing the line and smiling at each other. Sport first and foremost should be fun. No other image captures the fun and enjoyment like this one.

Stephan Shemilt: “The athletes that have braved the rain are reaping the rewards, dancing to the samba beat. You’d struggle not to have a good time in this atmosphere. Here we go, more fireworks, white lights sweeping around the roof of the stadium, with a red heart then fired into the night. It’s an incredible display, the whole of Rio being illuminated with the reds, blues, whites and greens. Still the fireworks shoot, still we dance to the samba beat. It’s an incredible display and a helluva finale.

James Cracknell (Double Olympic Rowing Gold Medallist): “The best performance came from Alistair and Jonny Brownlee in the triathlon. They put themselves in the lead group in the swimming and when they realised Mola (the fast running Spaniard) wasn’t in the first group they drove the cycle group they were in – physically and verbally so they could distance Mola thus making his running speed irrelevant. Expending that much energy that early in the race could have gone wrong but they backed themselves, each other and their training.

Stephan Shemilt: “And that is that. The fireworks are over, but the music and dancing continues. The fans and the athletes will file out of the Maracana, slipping away into the Rio night. Those last 20 minutes were spectacular. I wonder how long the party will carry on in Rio tonight? The celebrations are perhaps only just getting started, but the flame has gone out. The Olympics are now Tokyo’s show. The BBC TV coverage has just closed with an outstanding montage to a quite brilliant cover of Feeling Good. Find it if you can. It gave me a little lump in the throat. And we’re nearly done. After 16 days, 11,303 athletes competing under 207 different flags for 306 gold medals, the 2016 Rio Olympic Games are over. That was the Rio Olympic Games. Now, they are done. See you in Tokyo.

We have officially reached the end of the road. What a perfect Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro has had, but most of all, what a perfect Summer Olympic Games that Great Britain has had, especially for Team GB. Thank you to Team GB for such a perfect Olympic Games, you’ve done myself and the whole of the United Kingdom proud.

But most of all, thank you so much everyone for staying up until after 3:00 AM or 4:00 AM, or even after 5:00 AM depending on your location and time zone for the live coverage of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games on Mother Nature, but now is the final time to say goodbye to the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

I just wanted to say to all of you for the final time, thank you so much for a perfect Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and have a perfect night. See you in 2020 at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games!

Alex Smithson

Rio 2016: Day #14

Kicking off Day #14 to a fantastic start, Team GB‘s Nick Skelton won Gold in the Men’s individual Showjumping event. Team GB’s Muhammad has made it into the -80kg semi-final, which takes place at 9:15 PM. Team GB’s Joyce has made it into Sunday’s Boxing Super-Heavyweight Final, with Canada beating Brazil 2-1 to win the women’s football bronze.

Team GB’s Tom Daley is to compete in the 10m platform preliminaries at 8:00 PM, while Team GB’s Women’s Hockey team are in a gold medal clash with the Netherlands at 9:00 PM.

So far, the United States are in first place with 107 overall medals (36 Gold, 34 Silver & 32 Bronze), Great Britain are second in the medal table with 57 overall medals (23 Gold, 21 Silver & 13 Bronze), while China are third in the medal table with 61 overall medals (21 Gold, 17 Silver & 23 Bronze).

Today has been great so far, so let’s hope today is something fantastic to remember.

Luke Reddy (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “The show jumping round is underway but I can confirm Harry Potter, the ride of a Turkish athlete, just got a little lost on the course and wiped out an entire fence. Four bars from the fence clattered onto the floor. Harry Potter and the wreckage of Deodoro. Only three athletes have gone so far, about another 17 before British interest is in action. It’s seven points lost for every fence knocked down, 10 for a refusal. Samantha Murray has around 50 points to make up so she needs to be as clean as the laundry. Encouragingly, the horse she will ride – Up Class Girl – has just gone around error free under a Russian rider. The first calm horse we’ve seen.

Aimee Lewis (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “Glorious conditions for diving: a clear pool, the sun’s glare easing on a balmy afternoon. Who wouldn’t want to jump off a 10m platform on a day like today? It is incredible watching these athletes close up, twist, tuck, thud.

Team GB’s Showjumping Gold Medallist, Nick Skelton: “It is unbelievable. I am speechless for once. Big Star was amazing today, justice has been done for him today. He deserved it. It has been a hard road, hasn’t been sound. The last competition he won was in 2013 so today was a good day to win. Everyone has worked hard to get this horse back on the road, it is amazing. It has been tough. The last three years I knew if we got him right he was capable of doing it. He is the best horse I have ever seen. He’s an incredible horse, he knows what’s gong on and knows when it is important. I prefer to go first. He is a fast horse and I went quick enough but not stupid. It went my way.

Will he take part in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games? Nick Skelton’s response: “I don’t think so. I think when he retires I’ll stop too. He’ll be 17 then and I’ll be too old.

Aimee Lewis: “It’s a little odd watching a man in speedos jog on the spot in his flip-flops, but divers have to keep warm somehow before walking up those steps for a knee-knocking dive. Tom Daley is in action in these preliminaries and should reach the 10m final with ease, with the top 18 of the 27 progressing. He’s currently third after the first round of dives.

Mel Clewlow (Ex-Team GB Hockey Player): “There is no fear in this GB team. This is their best opportunity to beat the Dutch. I can see it being a physical encounter and certainly a lot of these girls have got in the mindset of the game. It is going to be really good and hopefully everyone will be tuning in back home.

France’s Estelle Mossely has won Gold in the Women’s Boxing Lightweight Event, after narrowly claiming victory against China’s Yin Junhua.

Simon Mason (Ex-Team GB Olympic Hockey Player): “This match is huge. This could have an impact across so many sports. It could give the belief that groups of people can come together in these team sports and the investment is wholly worthwhile. The Dutch team have such a wealth of experience.

Mel Clewlow: “This is set up to be something really special.

Former British Hockey Player, Sally Walton: “You want to get that first touch out of the way and get yourself into the game. It is clear to see the Dutch are trying to press immediately.

Mel Clewlow: “The fascinating match up for me tonight is that the Dutch backline do not have a lot of pace. They are going to be up against the likes of Alex Danson and Sophie Bray who do. Sam Quek went to ground, she didn’t take the ball and as a result she takes the player. It is the absolute right decision. It was a great save but from a world class player it was a poor penalty stroke. It goes to show what pressure does.

Sara Orchard (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra): “Maddie Hinch read that like a pamphlet that drops through the door you don’t want to read. Unbelievable stuff.

Mel Clewlow: “That is exactly what we wanted to see. Fantastic skills from Sophie Bray and the Owsley was first to react. Fantastic start from Great Britain.

Sara Orchard: “Wow. Absolutely incredible. Even coach Danny Kerry manages to have a little fist pump. He is normally quite calm but in an Olympic final anything goes.

Mel Clewlow: “One thing Britain have been excellent at has been their defence in this competition.

Simon Mason: “It is turnover, turnover, because of the pace the game is being played at. Whether they can sustain this pace for the next three quarters I am not sure. It will be impressive if they do.

Mel Clewlow: “That is gutting from a British perspective because a mistake has led to that goal.

Luke Reddy: “What about it? The Dutch haven’t lost at an Olympics since 2004. Their fans are all over the success, outnumbering the Brits here by perhaps 10 to 1 but when Lily Owsley tapped in, the British flag appeared from everywhere. Kudos to Maddie Hinch in goal. Many here have said she’s the best goalkeeper in the women’s game and that save fits the billing. She saved three penalties when GB beat the Dutch in the European final last year. They must be sick of her. Nothing she could do about that equaliser though, the Dutch bench erupts and there’s relief on faces.

Mel Clewlow: “This is what the Dutch do. They swarm around and that is why they are one of the best teams in the world. When get the opportunities the British have to take them. These are the moments you can’t afford to give to the Dutch. They don’t miss very often.

Former British Hockey Player, Sally Walton: “I can’t believe what I have just seen! Phenomenal save. This will need all the players having the game of their lives and that starts with Maddie Hinch.

Mel Clewlow: “I don’t think she’ll have hit one better that on the backhand that hasn’t gone in.

Sally Walton: “We can’t say this was not coming. The Dutch have been rolling up the pressure. GB really need half time to come and regroup. They need to take better care of the ball when they get it.

Mel Clewlow: “You don’t get many chances against the Dutch but when you do you have got to take them. Cullen was in acres of space and she slaps it first time. It was shocker from the Netherlands but GB aren’t going to care.

Luke Reddy: “They went split screen in the stadium for that goal line replay. Is it in? Is it not? All eyes transfixed on one thing but Great Britain survive. Compelling stuff. A roar from the Britons sandwiched within a pack of a few thousand Dutch. It’s soon drowned out as Paumen drills the Dutch ahead. Oddly, ‘Let it Be’ by the Beatles plays out. Maybe that’s her favourite song? What have you got Britain? You find yourselves in times of trouble. Bang… Cullen 2-2. Thriller.

Sally Walton: “It’s like her right pad got caught in the floor. She should have saved that but they all count. Game on. Hopefully that will open the floodgates for Cullen.

Mel Clewlow: “It has been such an absorbing half of hockey it is hard to belief it is almost half-time.

Simon Mason: “The Dutch are swarming the ball carrier and then attacking as a unit. It creates the overload and then for their goal it was an incredible finish.

Sally Walton: “I would say to them at half-time to keep patient. We are getting caught up with the tempo the Dutch are trying to play but we need to play our game. That is what has got us to the final of this tournament.

Simon Mason: “The equaliser was not a moment that Joyce Sombroek will have in her personal highlight diary.

Luke Reddy: “A man with a ‘Holland cheese’ on his head. I don’t think any more words are needed.

Mel Clewlow: “I would like GB to try and put the pressure on a little more and win the ball further up the field so they haven’t got as far to run to get to the Dutch circle.

Luke Reddy: “How many British flags can you fit in one photograph? I’ve left the fever of the media tribunes to mix it up over here with fans. They are gripped and the only seat you can get in this stand is in the aisle. “We love you GB, we do,” comes the cry.

Mel Clewlow: “It is just wave after wave of pressure from the Dutch.

Sally Walton: “I have not seen the Dutch do that at this tournament. Maddie Hinch unfortunately was not able to get to that and in the end a great goal you have to say.

Mel Clewlow: “You had a feeling the Dutch would have to do some kind of manoeuvre. They shaped for the flick and rolled the ball to Male who doesn’t have to move, just swing her stick at the ball.

Aimee Lewis: “The sun has set in these parts, the temperature has dropped. The floodlights are on which can only mean one thing – giant moths. It’s a decent-sized crowd in the opposite stand for this 10m preliminary and they’ve been treated to a cracking dive by one of the favourites, Qiu Bo, but It still isn’t enough to overtake halfway leader Tom Daley. There’s a Brazilian competing  – Hugo Parisi – so the decibels rise significantly whenever he and Daley step on the platform. A nice atmosphere.

BBC Sport’s Ollie Williams: “I am just above the technical area in the heart of Dutch territory. It is a very happy place at the moment, a man with a hat made from cheese just walked past me. The British fans, meanwhile, are looking a little glum.

Luke Reddy: “You sensed that was coming and again the British women will have to find something. Is it meant to be? Remember this is Kate Richardson-Walsh’s last ever international after over 350 outings. Written in the stars? The Dutch fans are now boisterous. Worryingly they are winning over locals. The guy in front of me is about as Dutch as a dog chewing on Yorkshire pudding but he’s been converted. Brazil turns orange. He’s singing away merrily.

Simon Mason: “Maddie Hinch is putting up valiant rear guard action but it finally came good for the Dutch. There isn’t an obvious outlet for GB. They know they can do it, there is not an obvious way to do it but they will have confidence, they can.

Sally Walton: “What you won’t see is GB players going AWOL. They will stick together as a team. This is actually a good position for GB. They can really get into this at the start of the fourth quarter and get a couple of goals.

Luke Reddy: “So this is it. Just 15 minutes of one’s life. Forever a winner or forever the one who got close? Great Britain trailed Netherlands late in the European final last year and won in a shootout. It’s still on but the Dutch look dominant. Hassling errors deep in GB territory for fun.

Mel Clewlow: “I just think GB need to play without fear. They are 3-2 down in the Olympic final, they need to go for it.

Luke Reddy: ““GB till I die, I’m GB till I die…” Never a great chant that one. Very much a tune sung when things aren’t going to plan.

Sara Orchard (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra): “GB are calm as custard at the moment. They are saying this job is not done. Score, get back and get this job done. It’s still on.

Mel Clewlow: “Against all of the odds and against all of the pressure, it doesn’t matter. Right place, right time. There is an intensity about Britain at the moment.

Luke Reddy: “Dear me. People are losing their minds. A Dutchman next to me just shakes his head and says “unbelievable.” It’s like the British are multiplying here. Growing. “We’ve got five minutes, COME ON!” Shouts the boyfriend of Sam Quek.

Mel Clewlow: “I personally don’t think it is a penalty corner. That was brave from Hinch. The Dutch dominated. They had so much possession. But Great Britain have been successful because of their defence and ability of Maddie Hinch which is unreal.

Luke Reddy: “A reminder Maddie Hinch saved three against Netherlands in a shootout last year.

Sara Orchard: “What will happen is you nominate your first five players and the goalkeeper goes back into the goal but instead of it being from a still position they start from 23m line and the clock starts from eight seconds. It is about getting it in the goal as quickly as possible.

Mel Clewlow: “Don’t get cautious. Don’t change your mind, Stick with what you know. That wasn’t the best from Helen Richardson-Walsh. Hinch is really clever. She changes where she starts her run up every time.

Luke Reddy: “Quite the scene. Quite the scene indeed.

Mel Clewlow: “That is what you call calmness under pressure.

Team GB’s Women’s Hockey Team have won Gold in the Hockey Final, and this, for them, is a first Olympic women’s hockey gold medal. They have beaten the Netherlands, who were previously the champions of Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Team GB are the Olympic Champions.

Sara Orchard: “Sixteen heroines out there on the park. They have rewritten hockey history. Unbelievable. I cannot believe what we have just witnessed. In the words of the great Barry Davies ‘where were the Dutch? Who cares!

Mel Clewlow: “Absolutely unbelievable. Look what it means. That is something else. Eight from eight in the biggest tournament in the world. It is absolutely incredible. Maddie Hinch is going to love playing in the Netherlands next year!

Simon Mason: “I am genuinely struggling to put that into words. GB were under pressure for huge chunks but we thought if it goes to penalties they could win. Fair play Maddie Hinch. Just incredible. That will change the face of British hockey.

Mel Clewlow: “The moment it went to a penalty shootout it was in the Dutch minds. Maddie Hinch is just phenomenal. Danny Kerry is probably the best technical coach I have worked with. Kate Richardson-Walsh is the most humble hockey player ever. She no idea the impact she has had on the sport at all.

Simon Mason: “This is a moment they will savour forever. It is hard to believe but if we take it in the cold light of day, it is years in the making. The girls believed they could do it, they knew they could deliver this.

Australia’s Chloe Esposito has won Gold in the Women’s Modern Pentathlon Final.

Simon Mason: “The girls have no idea what they are going back to. There are thousands of players who will have been inspired by that. Maddie Hinch is the best goalkeeper in the world. She made some key saves. That set the bar for Great Britain. It was a lesson for any goalkeepers watching tonight.

Luke Reddy: “That was insane. Mums, dads, brothers, sisters and partners in tears. I hope you were as gripped as everyone here. Some things are just meant to be perhaps.

Germany have won Gold in the Women’s football final, beating Sweden 2-1.

Luke Reddy: “When they finished fifth of six at the Champions Trophy just a couple of months ago, I doubt many in the Team GB squad thought they’d be stood there. Eight games, eight wins, 16 heroes.

Luke Reddy: “I’ve just had a chat with Sam Quek and she said her emotions are all over the place. The Liverpudlian said she cried when she first looked down at her medal. She’s quick to say that final had everything and can’t wait to go for drinks and food with friends and family. Life will never quite be the same again.

Team GB’s Helen Richardson-Walsh: “It is difficult to put into words what this means. I am struggling to believe it. 17 years ago when I started my career we were so far off. We have put in so much hard work, grown and grown over the last eight years. We have got an incredible group of players and staff and we had the belief. It just means absolutely everything to get this gold medal. It is pretty special. To get an Olympic medal is special but to share with Kate is truly amazing.

Denise Lewis (Olympic Heptathlon Gold Medallist): “Tonight is the night they can come of age because I think they could get a medal.

Luke Reddy: “When you meet your family for the first time after winning a gold medal….Crista Cullen resembled a child being set free at the end of a school day there. Lovely to see, a proper hug. Full commitment.

Kate Richardson-Walsh: “It is very special. To see Helen go through double back surgery, the strength and resilience she has shown resonates through the whole squad. It honestly and truly comes from every single person in this squad. Everyone who touches this squad has it and it is infectious. We wanted to be the difference, create history and inspire the future and we have done it. This is it, 100 per cent. We are going to retire as reigning Olympic champions and it is a good way to go out.

Tom Fordyce: “The Estadio Olimpico has the air this evening of a party that no-one wants to end. It will be the last time we see Usain Bolt at an Olympics, and while the night has a celebratory air, it will be tinged with a little inevitable sadness too.

Emily Diamond: “I found myself more nervous today than in my individual race because I didn’t want to let the girls down.

Anyika Onuora: “I’ve been watching the rest of the team perform and was waiting for my time to step out into the Olympic stadium. It was great.

Kelly Massey: “I have a lot of experience of running the relay and was determined to hand over in second place.

Christine Ohuruogu: “We have a strong medal chance but we are trying not to get too excited.

Steve Cram (BBC Athletics Commentator): “That’s better guys! Much better. That means they have put themselves in the medal zone with that run. Martyn Rooney ran 43.8 – why can’t he do that in the individual?

Tom Fordyce: “Unmissable determination from Martyn Rooney – an anchor leg of 43.8 secs, a word with his three team-mates afterwards, a desire to make great amends for an individual performance that was nowhere near what he wanted.

Bad news! Team GB has been disqualified from the Men’s 4 x 400m heats.

Michael Johnson (Four-Time Olympic Gold Medallist): “It has to have been a judge that decided he saw something somewhere that they decided was an infringement, but I just can’t think what that could be.

Martyn Rooney: “I want to celebrate this. I am so proud how we preformed. We had a tough draw, but the guys rose to the occasion. My last interview was terrible so I don’t want to swear in this one. I think all our training is paying off.

Martyn Rooney’s interview was done before the disqualification was given to Team GB in the 4 x 400m heats.

Steve Cram: “We have been told it is a rule where you cannot start running outside of the zone. Martyn Rooney had one foot outside of the line. Whether the judges had decided he had started running because of that, it would be incredibly harsh.

Martyn Rooney on Team GB’s disqualification from the 4 x 400m heats: “The guys were incredible I was so proud of how they ran but to then somehow get DQ’d with a world lead…I don’t know. In the first change over you have to be between two red lines which are about 20m apart. You have to stay within those red lines. From then on there is a solid red line across the track which is about 10m before the finish line and 10m afterwards you have to exchange within the zones. I haven’t seen it, but I can’t see how any of us went outside those zones.

Kenya’s Vivian Cheruyiot has won Gold in the Women’s 5,000m event, clocking up a finishing time of 14:26.17.

Steve Cram: “We all expected Ayana to win it but her 10,000m race took more out of her than we thought. It obviously hurt her.

Michael Johnson (Four Time Olympic Gold Medallist in Athletics): “There will be an appeal. I haven’t been involved in so much speculation as I have in the next 20 minutes. We need to wait to find out what happened.

Nick Hope (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “Lutalo is a very confident character. he’s proud to represent Great Britain, and he wants to put on a performance to get the crowd on his side. He’s come through some tough fights already but this is on another level but he’ll love fighting in this atmosphere.

The United States won Gold in the Women’s 4 x 100m relay final.

Team GB take Bronze in the Women’s 4 x 100m relay final.

Tom Fordyce: “Fabulous from the GB quartet. Having spent the day with them as they trained at Loughborough, there was no missing that this is the tightest of teams – true friends, proper racers. Philip in the mother role, Asher-Smith as head girl, Henry the loud one, Neita the kid. Together history makers.

Cheick Sallah Cisse has landed a reverse turn and kick in the last second, ultimately snatching four points and also the Gold Medal in the Men’s -80kg Taekwondo against Lutalo Muhammad. Lutalo Muhammad takes Silver.

Ekaterini Stefanidi of Greece has won Gold in the Women’s Pole Vault Final.

Steve Cram: “The triple triple beckons for Usain Bolt – the end of his Olympic career and what a career, but can someone come and spoil the party? This has all the hallmarks of a classic.

Usain Bolt has won his ninth Gold Medal in the Men’s 4 x 100m Final.

Tom Fordyce: “The triple Triple, the perfect ending for a peerless sprinter. Bolt signs off in the style that has defined him over these past unstoppable eight years.

Steve Cram: “He has done it. History, history, history. Usain Bolt – the greatest ever. We are all privileged to have been here throughout his career and watched his Olympic performances.

Colin Jackson (Two Time World 110m Hurdles Champion): “Usain Bolt is just too good. Once he got that baton he had to ease himself past Japan and once he got in his stride nobody was going to catch him. An incredible man, a wonderful athlete and we are all incredibly pleased you have done what you have done.

Michael Johnson: “This was an incredible race. USA were in it. Japan were in it. Jamaica just had to get it round to Usain Bolt. Nobody expected this. He had to chase the Japanese team but Bolt – flawless. All gold. No silvers. No bronze. A fantastic performance at these championships.

Steve Cram: “They should proclaim him the eighth wonder of the world.

Richard Kilty: “We ran our hearts out. We all have trust in each other, we are proud of each other and there is not much more I can say.

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey: “What you saw were four guys putting their heart on the line.

James Ellington: “We know we were in great shape. We can talk about lanes or whatever but we have not shown our potential. It is disappointing we had the capability of winning it.

Adam Gemili: “They are a great team. It is a real shame especially for me after yesterday. I got back in the village at 1:30am and everyone was up waiting for me, we have such a great team and team spirit. We are disappointed not to win a medal, we know we are capable of it.

Lutalo Muhammad after losing out on his fight for the Gold Medal at the last second: “I was so close to becoming Olympic champion and making my dream. I am so distraught. I don’t want to cry but I am so sorry to the people that stayed up to watch. I let them down at the last second. This is so hard. I was so close to being Olympic champion. The emotions are so raw. It’s hard to say how disappointed I am. It should have been gold. I am so upset i can’t speak clearly. I am absolutely gutted to blow it like that. I’ll have to wait four years for another chance. It’s one of the low points of my life.

The United States team have been disqualified from the Men’s 4 x 100m event despite coming third.

Steve Cram: “I think the US team are the only people in the stadium that don’t know they are disqualified. They have just done their lap of honour, but it is up on the big screens.

Asafa Powell: “It was never in doubt. We went out there very confident. We are a team and we love competing on the track. I love running with these guys. We are here to relax, we are very confident we just want to get the stick in that man’s hands.

Nickel Ashmeade: “We went out there and executed it and did well.

Yohan Blake: “That was all of us. Usain need to be immortal and he is immortal. I will encourage him to come back for 2020.

Usain Bolt: “I am proud of myself and I have to say thanks to the guys. The pressure is real. I look at it as accomplishment. I live for these moments, it is beautiful and I came through. I’ll go home, stay up late tonight talking and having fun. It is not real. It is a brilliant feeling. I told the guys if it didn’t happen tonight I would beat them up. I am the greatest.

Asha Philip: “We came here to get a medal and we delivered. We had a lot of pressure to get this, but we had so much trust and faith in these girls. I have been with the senior team since 2011. We didn’t even make it four years ago and I have to thank all the girls from 2012 because it has helped us so much. I am so happy. Thanks to these girls and those at home.

Desiree Henry: “I cannot believe it. This was my first Olympics I wanted to go out and enjoy it but also to get a medal. To do it I had tears in my eyes. Thank you to everyone who has made this happen.

Dina Asher-Smith: “I am so proud of these girls. We have worked unbelievably hard. Out of all the teams I think we worked the hardest. We have worked so hard and this for the entire nation.

Darryl Nieta: “I am speechless. I am so proud of our team. I am happy we have this faith and trust in this team. We absolutely smashed it.

Lutalo Muhammad: “It was a roller coaster of emotions today, but hey I still won three fights. Unfortunately I literally just came up short at the last second in the final. Obviously it’s disappointing for me. I wanted to be the Olympic champion today, but I just have to settle for silver. I’m very happy to be here, second-time Olympian, second-time Olympic medallist- bronze, silver, so we know what’s next.

Here are the final medal table listings for Day #14:

Country
1

United States
38 35 32 105
2

Great Britain
24 22 14 60
3

China
22 18 25 65
4

Germany
14 8 13 35
5

Russia
13 16 19 48
6

Japan
12 8 21 41
7

France
9 14 14 37
8

Australia
8 11 10 29
9

Italy
8 11 6 25
10

Netherlands
8 6 4 18
11

South Korea
8 3 8 19
12

Hungary
7 3 4 14
13

Spain
6 2 3 11
14

Jamaica
6 1 2 9
15

Brazil
5 5 5 15
16

Kenya
5 5 0 10
17

Croatia
5 2 1 8
18

New Zealand
4 8 4 16
19

Canada
4 3 14 21
20

Kazakhstan
3 5 9 17
21

Cuba
3 2 4 9
22

Colombia
3 2 3 8
23

Greece
3 1 2 6
24

Argentina
3 1 0 4
25

Iran
3 0 4 7
26

Ukraine
2 4 2 8
27

North Korea
2 3 2 7
28

Poland
2 2 6 10
29

Belgium
2 2 2 6
29

Thailand
2 2 2 6
31

Uzbekistan
2 1 5 8
32

Georgia
2 1 3 6
33

Switzerland
2 1 2 5
34

Slovakia
2 1 0 3
35

Denmark
1 6 6 13
36

Sweden
1 6 3 10
37

South Africa
1 6 2 9
38

Belarus
1 4 2 7
39

Armenia
1 3 0 4
40

Slovenia
1 2 1 4
40

Serbia
1 2 1 4
42

Indonesia
1 2 0 3
43

Czech Republic
1 1 6 8
44

Ethiopia
1 1 4 6
45

Romania
1 1 2 4
46

Bahrain
1 1 0 2
46

Vietnam
1 1 0 2
48

Chinese Taipei
1 0 2 3
49

Côte d’Ivoire
1 0 1 2
49

Independent Olympic Athletes
1 0 1 2
51

Bahamas
1 0 0 1
51

Fiji
1 0 0 1
51

Jordan
1 0 0 1
51

Kosovo
1 0 0 1
51

Puerto Rico
1 0 0 1
51

Singapore
1 0 0 1
51

Tajikistan
1 0 0 1
58

Azerbaijan
0 4 9 13
59

Malaysia
0 3 1 4
60

Turkey
0 2 4 6
61

Ireland
0 2 0 2
62

Lithuania
0 1 3 4
63

Venezuela
0 1 2 3
64

India
0 1 1 2
64

Mexico
0 1 1 2
64

Mongolia
0 1 1 2
67

Algeria
0 1 0 1
67

Grenada
0 1 0 1
67

Philippines
0 1 0 1
67

Qatar
0 1 0 1
71

Egypt
0 0 3 3
71

Norway
0 0 3 3
71

Tunisia
0 0 3 3
74

Israel
0 0 2 2
75

Austria
0 0 1 1
75

Bulgaria
0 0 1 1
75

Dominican Republic
0 0 1 1
75

Estonia
0 0 1 1
75

Finland
0 0 1 1
75

Morocco
0 0 1 1
75

Moldova
0 0 1 1
75

Portugal
0 0 1 1
75

United Arab Emirates
0 0 1 1

Afghanistan
0 0 0 0

Albania
0 0 0 0

American Samoa
0 0 0 0

Andorra
0 0 0 0

Angola
0 0 0 0

Antigua & Barbuda
0 0 0 0

Aruba
0 0 0 0

Bangladesh
0 0 0 0

Barbados
0 0 0 0

Belize
0 0 0 0

Benin
0 0 0 0

Bermuda
0 0 0 0

Bhutan
0 0 0 0

Bolivia
0 0 0 0

Bosnia & Herzegovina
0 0 0 0

Botswana
0 0 0 0

British Virgin Islands
0 0 0 0

Brunei
0 0 0 0

Burkina Faso
0 0 0 0

Burundi
0 0 0 0

Cambodia
0 0 0 0

Cameroon
0 0 0 0

Cape Verde
0 0 0 0

Cayman Islands
0 0 0 0

Central African Republic
0 0 0 0

Chad
0 0 0 0

Chile
0 0 0 0

Comoros
0 0 0 0

Congo
0 0 0 0

Cook Islands
0 0 0 0

Costa Rica
0 0 0 0

Cyprus
0 0 0 0

Djibouti
0 0 0 0

Dominica
0 0 0 0

DR Congo
0 0 0 0

Ecuador
0 0 0 0

El Salvador
0 0 0 0

Equatorial Guinea
0 0 0 0

Eritrea
0 0 0 0

FYR Macedonia
0 0 0 0

Gabon
0 0 0 0

Gambia
0 0 0 0

Ghana
0 0 0 0

Guam
0 0 0 0

Guatemala
0 0 0 0

Guinea
0 0 0 0

Guinea-Bissau
0 0 0 0

Guyana
0 0 0 0

Haiti
0 0 0 0

Honduras
0 0 0 0

Hong Kong, China
0 0 0 0

Iceland
0 0 0 0

Iraq
0 0 0 0

Kiribati
0 0 0 0

Kyrgyzstan
0 0 0 0

Laos
0 0 0 0

Latvia
0 0 0 0

Lebanon
0 0 0 0

Lesotho
0 0 0 0

Liberia
0 0 0 0

Libya
0 0 0 0

Liechtenstein
0 0 0 0

Luxembourg
0 0 0 0

Madagascar
0 0 0 0

Malawi
0 0 0 0

Maldives
0 0 0 0

Mali
0 0 0 0

Malta
0 0 0 0

Marshall Islands
0 0 0 0

Mauritania
0 0 0 0

Mauritius
0 0 0 0

Micronesia
0 0 0 0

Monaco
0 0 0 0

Montenegro
0 0 0 0

Mozambique
0 0 0 0

Myanmar
0 0 0 0

Namibia
0 0 0 0

Nauru
0 0 0 0

Nepal
0 0 0 0

Nicaragua
0 0 0 0

Niger
0 0 0 0

Nigeria
0 0 0 0

Oman
0 0 0 0

Pakistan
0 0 0 0

Palau
0 0 0 0

Palestine
0 0 0 0

Panama
0 0 0 0

Papua New Guinea
0 0 0 0

Paraguay
0 0 0 0

Peru
0 0 0 0

Refugee Olympic Athletes
0 0 0 0

Rwanda
0 0 0 0

Saint Kitts & Nevis
0 0 0 0

Saint Lucia
0 0 0 0

Samoa
0 0 0 0

San Marino
0 0 0 0

Sao Tome & Principe
0 0 0 0

Saudi Arabia
0 0 0 0

Senegal
0 0 0 0

Seychelles
0 0 0 0

Sierra Leone
0 0 0 0

Solomon Islands
0 0 0 0

Somalia
0 0 0 0

South Sudan
0 0 0 0

Sri Lanka
0 0 0 0

St Vincent & the Grenadines
0 0 0 0

Sudan
0 0 0 0

Suriname
0 0 0 0

Swaziland
0 0 0 0

Syria
0 0 0 0

Tanzania
0 0 0 0

Timor-Leste
0 0 0 0

Togo
0 0 0 0

Tonga
0 0 0 0

Trinidad & Tobago
0 0 0 0

Turkmenistan
0 0 0 0

Tuvalu
0 0 0 0

Uganda
0 0 0 0

Uruguay
0 0 0 0

US Virgin Islands
0 0 0 0

Vanuatu
0 0 0 0

Yemen
0 0 0 0

Zambia
0 0 0 0

Zimbabwe
0 0 0 0

Day #14’s events have officially come to a close. Please make sure to check back soon for Day #15 of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Thanks to all of you for such a great fourteenth day and I hope and wish all of you a very good night.

Alex Smithson

Rio 2016: Day #13

Kicking off Day #13 to a great start, Team GB‘s Alistair Brownlee has won Gold, ultimately defending his Olympic triathlon title, while his brother, Jonathan Brownlee has won Silver. Team GB’s Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have won the women’s 470 Sailing event, ultimately bringing Team GB’s Gold Medal Haul to 21 Gold Medals at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

We have, so far, had a great day, but it will most certainly be interesting to see how Team GB does during Day #13 of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Jade Jones went through to the -57kg Taekwondo semi-final to ensure at least a Silver, while the US women face the 4 x 100m re-run, with Team GB & Jamaica’s men qualifying.

Luke Reddy (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “One wonders what goes through the mind as these boxers walk from the makeshift tunnel erected here in Rio. So much on the line, the chance to be a national hero no less. Bektemir Melikuziev is the 256th fighter to walk out in the blue corner at this Games. That’s right, 256 fights so far. The action comes thick and fast, dreams live and die in the blink of an eye. Melikuziev feels a long way from home as this crowd chant “Mexico” in support of his opponent. He only has a small pocket of his own countrymen here. A place in the men’s 75kg final on the line. Cuban number one seed Arlen Lopez awaits.

Nick Hope (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “So, if Jade Jones makes it through to the -57kg semi-finals she’ll be up against a currently very smiley Nikita Glasnovic. The Swedish fighter just defeated Finland’s Suvi Mikkonen and it’s a great result for Jones who, to my recollection, has never lost to Glasnovic. Their last meeting came in the European championship final in May – which Jones won convincingly 11-5. Jones takes on Iran-born, Belgian refugee fighter Raheleh Asemani at 19:30 BST!

Alistair Magowan (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “So the medal hopes of GB pair Alain Sign and Dylan Fletcher disappear in a gust of wind as they capsize around the second turning point in the final 49er race, having started the day in fourth. How does that happen at an Olympics? “They were pushing so hard there to catch up on their rivals,” says double Olympic champion Shirley Robertson on board the TV boat. You also have to remember that the 49ers are one of the hardest boats to control, you spend your whole time sailing stood up, and with the wind strong today it can lead to mistakes.

Luke Reddy: “An Olympic final no less as Cuban Julio Cesar La Cruz – the number one seed – mixes it with Adilbek Niyazymbetov of Kazhakstan, seeded two. La Cruz cuts a cocky frame, his hands couldn’t be any lower as he instead opts to dance around his man and evade shots. He was decked in the first as a result and so a minor upset could be on the cards at halfway. Cuba are yet to land boxing gold at this Games.

Luke Reddy: “Our Cuban dancer in the ring sends the small contingent sat in the sky wild. There are some jeers at the decision as he takes it 29-28 on all three cards. Julio Cesar La Cruz is men’s 81kg champion. That’s a gold and three bronze for Cuba in the ring at this Games. Some here don’t like this man’s confidence as he swaggers and showboats with every step – even during fights.

Brazil‘s Martine Grael & Kahena Kunze have won Gold after winning the final race in the Women’s 49-er FX Sailing Event.

Leon Taylor (Olympic Diving Silver Medallist): “Everyone starts at zero in this final and Tonia Couch has a real shot at the podium. It is going to be a big ask, but everyone has a shot.

Julio Cesar La Cruz has won a Gold Medal in Boxing.

Anthony Joshua (Olympic Champion Boxer): “Julio Cesar De La Cruz is a phenomenal man and he has done well to win gold in style. I am studying these guys and I am seeing the display  of footwork. Feet can do you so much justice in boxing.

Alistair Magowan (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “What an end to the sailing regatta! Brazil come from behind to beat New Zealand to gold in the women’s 49er FX as Martine Grael, alongside Kahena Kunze, follows in father Torben’s footsteps by winning an Olympic title. Then, as the pair head to the beach for the traditional sail past, their friends and family swim out to join them for a celebratory sing-song. Brazil, Brazil, Brazil,” rings out across Guanabara Bay.

New Zealand’s Peter Burling & Blair Tuke have won Gold in the Men’s Sailing Two-Person 49er skiff class event.

Leon Taylor: “A beautiful dive from Tonia all the way into the water.

Leon Taylor: “Tonia nailed that in the prelims but just left it short there, not quite completing the dive. That is a huge shame for Tonia. Hard to swallow, but she will be way off the pack now.

Leon Taylor: “The Chinese teenagers are a cut above in this final.

Leon Taylor: “That was a really good from Tonia. A great, great dive. But she has left herself too much to do in this competition.

The World & European Taekwondo Silver Medallist, Damon Sansum, who is part of Team GB in Rio de Janeiro, spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live: “Jade is looking really good. She only conceded one point in the whole match – the head shot. A great performance and she is into the finals. GB have got four great athletes and our team is growing and getting stronger. I think every one has a chance of medal. It is a great start and gets the ball rolling for GB.

Qian Ren has won Gold in the Women’s 10m platform event.

Leon Taylor: “That was a diving masterclass through and through.

Nick Hope (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “After a slightly nervous opening round Jade Jones again showed all her class and experience to move clear of any threat posed by Nikita Glasnovic and move into the -57kg final. Jones looked incredibly relieved and fully acknowledged her fans in the crowd for the first time in this competition, but she wants more. “We only came here for gold,” her coach Paul Green tells me. “We know all of the opponents inside out and Jade is so confident. It hasn’t been easy the last four years as she’s the one every fighter wants to beat, but she’s a winner and that’s all today is about.”

Alistair Magowan: “Wales’ Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark from Essex have affectionately been named by double Olympic champion Shirley Robertson as the ‘real life Gavin and Stacey’ and the strength of their friendship was clear to see as they jumped onto the medal podium. Clark shuffled nervously as they waited for their names to be announced but once that happened, they bounced up and down with the biggest grins this side of Sugar Loaf mountain before belting out the national anthem. After also winning silver at London 2012, this was the last race in their six-year partnership, but what a way to go out. A winning combination but, more importantly, friends forever.

Helen Louise Maroulis of the United States has won Gold in the Women’s 53kg.

Steve Parry (Olympic Bronze Medal Swimmer on BBC Radio 5 Live): “Athletics is going to lose captain charisma. Not only is Usain Bolt the most fantastic athlete we have seen but he has style, charisma, swagger and it is hard to replace someone like that and I do feel for the sport after him.

Jade Jones’ Coach, Paul Green: “Jade has worked four years for this. We have been planning meticulously, the intensity of training has been meticulous and she is looking good to go and win. “Four years ago Jade wasn’t the one to beat, now she is the one to beat so it has been a lot harder going in but we have done our homework on the all players, mimicking them in the last year. We’re ready and prepared and Jade always rises on the occasion. “We are here for the gold medal. I will tell her to stay on plan. We know the girl she is facing inside out. Jade has got to diffuse her game and apply her own strengths and that is exactly what we are going to do.

Steve Bunce (BBC Sport Boxing Pundit Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live): “Athletics survived before Bolt – it had some dark years, but it ticked over and survived. We don’t want to see Bolt dragged out. We’d like to see him beaten now and in London four years ago, but not in 2020. That would be horrible to watch. There will not be another Bolt. We had that argument in boxing for 20-odd years until Mike Tyson came on. It was boring and irrelevant.

Victoria Pendleton (Olympic Cyclist Gold Medallist on BBC Radio 5 Live): “I wonder if without Usain Bolt someone else will have the chance to take on the limelight? Everything is so focused on Bolt, maybe if he isn’t there that focus can come on someone in the shadows.

Victoria Pendleton: “I was inspired when Mo Farah was on the deck and how quickly he pulled himself together. There was no complaining about it he was just – bang – back up and got on with it.

Steve Parry (Olympic Bronze Medallist on BBC Radio 5 Live): “I was inspired today by Ali Brownlee. I thought the way he put that race together was unbelievable.

Argentina has won Gold in the Men’s Hockey event.

Steve Parry: “As a nation, what we are not good at is saying ‘we are going to win’ and being comfortable with it. I have already seen media articles picking holes with what we’ve done. How can we not be proud of these Olympians?

Steve Bunce: “We are second in the medals table because we have spent the money wisely. We are better at organising. We have acquired one or two coaches from around the world. We have spent sensibly and we are delivering. I am a veteran of Atlanta 1996 – we got one gold medal. I’ll leave you with that.

Team GB’s Tonia Couch, who finished 12th in the 10m diving final, spoke to the BBC: “The last few days I haven’t dived my best, I’ve been a bit flat. I dived amazing in the synchronised event and that is my main event but I have made the final here and that was goal so no one can take that away from me. I didn’t even watch them (Chinese gold and silver medallists). They do it all the time, scoring 10s. That is what we expect and I just focus on myself. Our team has been fantastic. We have a great bond, everyone is diving so well. They’re all pretty much finished now and are here to support still.

Victoria Pendleton: “Wanting to be the best in the world at your job is a very intrinsic thing. It is about me. I wanted to be really good at this. I nearly quit because I was fourth best. It was crazy but I wanted to be the best. It was not about the crowd. I’ve competed at events where there was one guy and a flute, and it wasn’t even for me.

Steve Cram (BBC Athletics Commentator): “The USA women’s team have qualified for the 4x100m relay final after a re-run a little earlier on. It was bizarre, it is something I have seen once or twice before. At least there was a good atmosphere, the danger was not concentrating. It was tough for them. They still had to get the changes right, it would have been a huge sigh of relief.

Aimee Lewis (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “This is Usain Bolt’s last Olympics of course so I’ve been speaking to people about what the great Jamaican means to them. Shaun Johnson from Jamaica says he’s second only to Bob Marley in his books. “He revolutionised the sport and put us on the map,” he says. “He’s the next best thing since Bob Marley. He’s fun and humble. He entertains and hangs out with the locals. We enjoy what he’s done to the country, and he’s been the same Usain Bolt since high school. It’s been an amazing journey. They’re going to build a statue once he retires for sure.”

Canada’s Erica Wiebe has made history after winning Gold in the Women’s Freestyle -75kg Wrestling event.

Aimee Lewis: “There are people in this stadium who will see Usain Bolt compete for the first, and last time, and they’re quite excited about it. “He’s a phenomenon,” says Gustavo, from Porto Alegri in south Brazil. “It’s my unique chance to see the guy. He’s the fastest man in world and it’s something I’ll tell my children and grandchildren. Today is history.”

Aimee Lewis: “I know everyone loves a Usain Bolt anecdote so let me tell you about a wedding in Jamaica which came to a standstill this week for the 100m final. “A friend of mine went to a wedding in Jamaica,” says Cecile Lee who has travelled from Jamaica to support the track and field team. “The reception stopped when he was racing, even the bride and groom were watching! She told me ‘only in Jamaica could that happen.'”He’s a wonderful ambassador, he’s charismatic, and a really wonderful person. He loves people and the sport and we admire him for that. It will be pandemonium back in Jamaica if he wins tonight.”

Michael Johnson: “When you are talking to Usain Bolt one-on-one he is really quite shy but out on the track when he is away from everyone else he becomes confident and enjoys this. I don’t think we will see another Bolt – a combination of being the athlete he is and the entertainment that he brings.

Aimee Lewis: “Imagine coming to Rio to watch the Olympics and not having to pay a penny for it. Well, Jarno Metsäranta (pictured left) doesn’t have to because he’s here courtesy of winning a competition with a betting firm in Finland. It’s an all-expenses paid holiday of a lifetime, and he’ll get to watch Usain Bolt compete in his last individual Olympic race. What a prize. “I’ve never seen him before so It’s very exciting to see him live,” he says of Bolt. “It will be so different than seeing him on TV.”

Michael Johnson: “I am looking forward to the 200m race that’s going to happen behind Usain Bolt. I think there will be a real battle for those medals. Usain sucks up all the attention in the room but there are some good guys there behind him.

Aimee Lewis: “The shot put is taking place at one end of the stadium, while at the other spectators are more interested in starting a Mexican wave. Shot putters, the bass guitarists of track and field, if you like – we’d miss them if they weren’t here, but they do, at times, get overlooked. Anyway, it’s a poor attempt at a Mexican wave, so we might as well focus on the only competition currently taking place in the stadium.

Denise Lewis (Olympic Heptathlon Gold Medallist): “I don’t think anything can stop Ashton Eaton in this one. If he has to run for it he really will, but let’s not jinx him. However, gone are the days when you could see Daley Thompson cruise around. This is a proper race.

Steve Cram: “This will not be easy for Charlie Grice or Chris O’Hare. Charlie goes up first. He was fading badly in his heat and perhaps a little fortunate to advance.

Brendan Foster (Olympic Medallist & BBC Athletics Commentator): “I am very nervous. This is a tough qualification. Only five go through and the first lap has been pretty pedestrian. A faster race will suit Charlie Grice.

Steve Cram: “Well done Charlie. He may have been fortunate to make it through but he did not panic at the bell. He is into the Olympic final. Huge relief and a huge achievement.

Brendan Foster: “Charlie Grice got his first break on the back straight. There was no shortage of talent around him but there was a determination in Charlie. He saw his chance.

Charlie Grice on the Men’s 1500m semis: “I am so happy to get through. When the pace was slow I was quite nervous but I knew my 800m speed was good. I told myself to stay patient and I am glad I redeemed myself because Tuesday was not me. A few times people were cutting in, so I am just glad I stayed on my feet. I wanted to make sure I proved myself today. It was close but I am thrilled. Two days to rest up and the final will be a cracker.

Steve Cram: “Chris O’Hare has called himself a terrier. He will be in the right position, but does he have the pace to go through here?

Brendan Foster: “Chris O’Hare is running a good race. He is strong at the finish and he is putting himself in within a chance of producing that finish.

Steve Cram: “O’Hare had nothing down the home straight and it is painful to watch. He didn’t compete in London and he was desperate to get into the final of an Olympic Games but he just didn’t have the legs.

Chris O’Hare after missing out on reaching the Men’s 500m Final: “I am not sure what happened. I put myself in the position. I felt fine with 200m to go and tried to turn it on with 100m to go and it just was not there. I am so disappointed because I wanted to do better for myself, my family and everyone watching back home. I tried my best, I guess it is all I can do but it is disappointing when I have put all this work in and I thought I was good enough.

Paula Radcliffe (Women’s Marathon World Record Holder): “This is a totally different Charlie Grice that turned up to the one we saw in the heats. There was a lot of pushing and shoving and he handled himself well. He didn’t panic coming into the home straight.

Paula Radcliffe: “As easy as they liked in the last 200m for the two in front. Just the first two to go through and the three fastest losers from the three semi-finals. It looked like Ajee Wilson, in third, eased and relaxed but she couldn’t she needed to run as hard as she could.

Ryan Crouser has won Gold in the Men’s Shot Put Event.

Paula Radcliffe: “Shelayna Oskan-Clarke was in a great position but Melissa Bishop moved a little and Shelayna lost a bit of her momentum and her fight as well as she struggled to come back. She needed to keep fighting because she was just a couple of strides from fourth there.

Andrew Cotter (BBC Athletics Commentator): “Twenty two wins from 23 races for Caster this year. She lost one in March but apart from that, untouchable.

Paula Radcliffe: “Caster will go and will go hard but it will probably not be until the last 200m.

Paula Radcliffe: “What I like about Lynsey Sharp this year is she does not panic when the race gets into the closing stages. She was patient and waited for the gap to open up and when it did she struck hard and struck fast to claim that spot.

Lynsey Sharp after reaching the Women’s 800m Final: “I have just been so looking forward to getting that Q next to my name. I am so happy to have done that. It didn’t really go as I planned, I was in a few positions I did not plan on but the main thing was to stay patient, trust in my coach and it paid off. I live for this stuff and to get into the final is a massive relief but this is where it really starts.

Aimee Lewis: “Jamaican and Brazilian flags are dominating this evening in the Olympic Stadium, but there are plenty of other countries being represented: France, Canada, Britain, USA. It would probably make a decent quiz. Holding one of the Union flags aloft is Mia Richardson, from Hexham. She’s been talking to me about Usain Bolt. “He’s the athlete that got me interested in athletics,” she says. “I was 10 when he did what he did in Beijing. The ease with which he won. I follow him on snapchat and he’s hilarious.

Ryan Crouser of the United States has won Gold in the Men’s Shot Put Final.

Nick Hope (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “Jade is such a fighter. Today she will not talk to the media, she shuts down into that bubble she is in. When she is outside of competition she is nice and relaxed but when she is out there competing she is super focused.

Ashton Eaton of the United States has won Gold in the Men’s decathlon event.

Colin Jackson (Two Time 110m Hurdles Champion): “We know Eilidh Doyle has won some of the big races in the Diamond League, we know she is capable of going under 54 seconds and if any of the front three make a mistake, she has the potential to sneak a bronze.

Team GB’s Jade Jones has officially become a double Olympic Champion after winning Gold in the Women’s -57kg Taekwondo event.

Dalilah Muhammad of the United States has won Gold in the Women’s 400m Hurdles Final after breezing her way to victory with a finishing time of 53.13 seconds.

Eilidh Doyle: “I can’t really fault any of it. It was a smooth and solid run I just wasn’t in there. I feel like I nailed the race. I am not too unhappy but you always want more. I think my hurdling was really good tonight, just need to get a bit quicker.

Double Olympic Champion, Jade Jones after winning Gold in Taekwondo: “It feels unbelievable. I didn’t realise how much pressure I would feel but to pull this off is amazing. I am still young so to be double Olympic champion already is crazy. I’ve been crying in between sessions because I was so stressed but I did it when it mattered. I’m buzzing. My family and friends mean the world to me, and everyone back home in Flint in the pub, their support is amazing.

Michael Johnson (Four Time Olympic Gold Medallist): “This is the second part in the three part series as Usain Bolt looks to replicate his feat from London. I don’t see anyone standing in his way tonight but you have to go out there and run your race. Adam Gemili is on the inside in lane two and it will be very difficult from him from there.

Denise Lewis (Olympic Heptathlon Gold Medallist): “This is a foregone conclusion. Bolt should and will win this. He looks very relaxed, this is such an important event for him. He wants to dominate it and dominate it big.

Usain Bolt has won Gold in the Men’s 200m Final with ease and with a finishing time of 19.78 seconds.

Steve Cram (BBC Athletics Commentator): “If that is it, if we never seem him again in a 200m final it will be a real shame, what on earth are we going to do without him.

Colin Jackson: “My heart goes out to Adam Gemili. To be fourth with the exact same time as third place. Adam will be devastated no doubt but he is still fourth in the world, he has to remember that and he has a bright, bright future ahead of him.

Colin Jackson: “Usain was so aggressive out of the blocks. Andre de Grasse said he wanted to go with Usain and that is what he has done. If I am honest, many of the athletes will be disappointed with their times.

Michael Johnson: “I expected a little faster but the race is what it is. Usain Bolt was straight into the lead and never relinquished it. This was a quality race. You could not separate the guys for bronze.I don’t think Adam Gemili could have done more to get that bronze. If you look at his race and his position, he finished ahead of guys like LaShawn Merritt.

Adam Gemili following the Men’s 200m event: “I am heartbroken. I put so much into that run. I lost my form at the end and to get so close at the end is heartbreaking. I am absolutely gutted. I was in the inside, I knew Bolt would go and a lot of others would try and go with him. Myself and my coach had said beforehand to let them go and save some energy. I did but I lost some form at the end but it has been a fantastic season. I have had such fantastic support but I am gutted I could not bring home a medal for Team GB. This is the fun bit of competing at championships. We have a big year next year in London and I can’t wait to get out there and put this right because I am so gutted. Fourth place is the worst place you can be. We are not here to fill lanes any more. We have guys who can make these finals and push. It is a shame it didn’t work out tonight but I’ll reconvene with my coach and put it right where it matters.

Michael Johnson: “This is what it is all about as an athlete. Your career is about what you do in the individual events so Usain Bolt has completed that. No matter what he does from here he has done something that other athletes have not and may never do again, at least not in our lifetime. It has been tough with the injuries he had earlier this year, he has had to put aside the motivation that sustained him for so long, which was to run faster and faster and replaced that with just needing to cross the finish line ahead of everyone else. He has done that.

Denise Lewis: “Those opportunities don’t come around often. That race was not the quickest and Adam Gemili knows to finish fourth is a bitter blow.

Usain Bolt: “It is something you work so hard for and when the moment comes you are happy and also relieved. The fact I came here and everything worked out it is a brilliant feeling. I am getting older, I am not as young and fresh but I am excited I got the gold and that is the key thing. I focus on what I need to do because if I don’t there will not be a Usain Bolt.

Will it be his last time running 200m? Usain Bolt’s response: “I don’t know. I said when I come to the championships in London next year it would be 100m and that’s it. My coach has a way of trying to convince me, but personally I believe this is my last one.

Finally, Usain Bolt’s last warning for Steve Cram: “I am going to listen back to this and hopefully you commented brilliantly on this one.

BBC Sport can assure you that Steve Cram did listen to you Usain Bolt, and he did.

Usain Bolt: “I don’t need to prove anything else. What else can I do to prove to the world I am the greatest?”

Michael Johnson: “The rest of those guys could not respond to what looked like fatigue for Usain Bolt. You could see him grimace towards the end and look at the screen. We have never seen him look at that screen so much to see if those guys were making up ground on him, but they were not. Usain has stamped his mark on history and this sport. He is the model by which people will judge future sprinters. People will identify talent based on what they have seen Bolt do over the years.

Usain Bolt: “I am trying to be one of the greatest. Be among Ali and Pele. I hope after these Games I will be in that bracket.

Mike Costello (BBC Radio 5 Live Athletics Correspondent): “The end of an era. The greatest sprinter that has ever lived. His action might only last 10 or 20 seconds but people remember it for much. much longer. Now the sport has to find the future without him.

Aimee Lewis (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “Ashton Eaton’s decathlon finished quite a while ago,  but the Olympic champion is still weaving his way through what the media call the ‘mixed zone’ –  podiums of broadcasters wanting a word, or two. There’s only one man who is more in demand and that is Usain Bolt. Who knows what time he’ll be finished with his edit duties.

Tom Fordyce (Chief Sports Writer in Rio de Janeiro): “Bolt often looks like he’s working much harder over 200m. Even in WR Berlin ’09 grimaces & strain. But also genuine disappointment with time.

Jordan’s Ahmad Abughaush has won Gold in the Men’s 68kg Taekwondo event.

Alistair Magowan (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “Maybe it’s the damp weather, maybe it’s because Brazil lost both the bronze and gold medal match in the women’s beach volleyball last night, or maybe it’s because it was a Dutch-Russian bronze medal match tonight, which the Netherlands won, but there is a distinct lack of energy in the Copacabana arena. Still, there is another 45 minutes until home favourites Bruno Schmidt and Alison Cerutti take on Italian pair Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo so plenty of time for the locals to turn up. Cariocas like to leave it late and the warm-up man is giving it both barrels.

Aimee Lewis: “Fans are craning their necks just to get a glimpse of Usain Bolt. “Boooolt!” they scream just to get him to look their way. They’ve seen him perform and they want to see more. He glimpses up every now and again, and they yell as if the Beatles or Elvis were in the building.

Here are the final medal table listings for Day #13:

Country
1

United States
35 33 32 100
2

Great Britain
22 21 13 56
3

China
20 16 22 58
4

Germany
13 8 11 32
5

Russia
12 15 17 44
6

Japan
12 6 18 36
7

France
8 12 14 34
8

Italy
8 10 6 24
9

Netherlands
8 4 4 16
10

Australia
7 10 10 27
11

South Korea
7 3 8 18
12

Hungary
7 3 4 14
13

Brazil
5 5 5 15
14

Spain
5 2 3 10
15

Croatia
5 2 0 7
16

Jamaica
5 0 2 7
17

New Zealand
4 8 3 15
18

Kenya
4 4 0 8
19

Canada
4 3 11 18
20

Kazakhstan
3 5 7 15
21

Cuba
3 2 4 9
22

Argentina
3 1 0 4
23

Ukraine
2 4 2 8
24

North Korea
2 3 2 7
25

Poland
2 2 4 8
26

Belgium
2 2 2 6
26

Thailand
2 2 2 6
28

Colombia
2 2 1 5
29

Uzbekistan
2 1 5 8
30

Greece
2 1 2 5
30

Switzerland
2 1 2 5
32

Iran
2 0 3 5
33

Denmark
1 6 6 13
34

South Africa
1 6 2 9
35

Sweden
1 4 3 8
36

Belarus
1 3 2 6
37

Armenia
1 3 0 4
38

Slovenia
1 2 1 4
38

Serbia
1 2 1 4
40

Indonesia
1 2 0 3
41

Czech Republic
1 1 6 8
42

Ethiopia
1 1 3 5
42

Georgia
1 1 3 5
44

Romania
1 1 2 4
45

Bahrain
1 1 0 2
45

Slovakia
1 1 0 2
45

Vietnam
1 1 0 2
48

Chinese Taipei
1 0 2 3
49

Independent Olympic Athletes
1 0 1 2
50

Bahamas
1 0 0 1
50

Fiji
1 0 0 1
50

Jordan
1 0 0 1
50

Kosovo
1 0 0 1
50

Puerto Rico
1 0 0 1
50

Singapore
1 0 0 1
56

Azerbaijan
0 4 6 10
57

Turkey
0 2 2 4
58

Malaysia
0 2 1 3
59

Ireland
0 2 0 2
60

Lithuania
0 1 3 4
61

Mongolia
0 1 1 2
62

Algeria
0 1 0 1
62

Grenada
0 1 0 1
62

Philippines
0 1 0 1
62

Qatar
0 1 0 1
62

Venezuela
0 1 0 1
67

Egypt
0 0 3 3
67

Norway
0 0 3 3
69

Israel
0 0 2 2
69

Tunisia
0 0 2 2
71

Austria
0 0 1 1
71

Bulgaria
0 0 1 1
71

Dominican Republic
0 0 1 1
71

Estonia
0 0 1 1
71

Finland
0 0 1 1
71

India
0 0 1 1
71

Kyrgyzstan
0 0 1 1
71

Morocco
0 0 1 1
71

Moldova
0 0 1 1
71

Mexico
0 0 1 1
71

Portugal
0 0 1 1
71

United Arab Emirates
0 0 1 1

Afghanistan
0 0 0 0

Albania
0 0 0 0

American Samoa
0 0 0 0

Andorra
0 0 0 0

Angola
0 0 0 0

Antigua & Barbuda
0 0 0 0

Aruba
0 0 0 0

Bangladesh
0 0 0 0

Barbados
0 0 0 0

Belize
0 0 0 0

Benin
0 0 0 0

Bermuda
0 0 0 0

Bhutan
0 0 0 0

Bolivia
0 0 0 0

Bosnia & Herzegovina
0 0 0 0

Botswana
0 0 0 0

British Virgin Islands
0 0 0 0

Brunei
0 0 0 0

Burkina Faso
0 0 0 0

Burundi
0 0 0 0

Cambodia
0 0 0 0

Cameroon
0 0 0 0

Cape Verde
0 0 0 0

Cayman Islands
0 0 0 0

Central African Republic
0 0 0 0

Chad
0 0 0 0

Chile
0 0 0 0

Comoros
0 0 0 0

Congo
0 0 0 0

Cook Islands
0 0 0 0

Costa Rica
0 0 0 0

Côte d’Ivoire
0 0 0 0

Cyprus
0 0 0 0

Djibouti
0 0 0 0

Dominica
0 0 0 0

DR Congo
0 0 0 0

Ecuador
0 0 0 0

El Salvador
0 0 0 0

Equatorial Guinea
0 0 0 0

Eritrea
0 0 0 0

FYR Macedonia
0 0 0 0

Gabon
0 0 0 0

Gambia
0 0 0 0

Ghana
0 0 0 0

Guam
0 0 0 0

Guatemala
0 0 0 0

Guinea
0 0 0 0

Guinea-Bissau
0 0 0 0

Guyana
0 0 0 0

Haiti
0 0 0 0

Honduras
0 0 0 0

Hong Kong, China
0 0 0 0

Iceland
0 0 0 0

Iraq
0 0 0 0

Kiribati
0 0 0 0

Laos
0 0 0 0

Latvia
0 0 0 0

Lebanon
0 0 0 0

Lesotho
0 0 0 0

Liberia
0 0 0 0

Libya
0 0 0 0

Liechtenstein
0 0 0 0

Luxembourg
0 0 0 0

Madagascar
0 0 0 0

Malawi
0 0 0 0

Maldives
0 0 0 0

Mali
0 0 0 0

Malta
0 0 0 0

Marshall Islands
0 0 0 0

Mauritania
0 0 0 0

Mauritius
0 0 0 0

Micronesia
0 0 0 0

Monaco
0 0 0 0

Montenegro
0 0 0 0

Mozambique
0 0 0 0

Myanmar
0 0 0 0

Namibia
0 0 0 0

Nauru
0 0 0 0

Nepal
0 0 0 0

Nicaragua
0 0 0 0

Niger
0 0 0 0

Nigeria
0 0 0 0

Oman
0 0 0 0

Pakistan
0 0 0 0

Palau
0 0 0 0

Palestine
0 0 0 0

Panama
0 0 0 0

Papua New Guinea
0 0 0 0

Paraguay
0 0 0 0

Peru
0 0 0 0

Refugee Olympic Athletes
0 0 0 0

Rwanda
0 0 0 0

Saint Kitts & Nevis
0 0 0 0

Saint Lucia
0 0 0 0

Samoa
0 0 0 0

San Marino
0 0 0 0

Sao Tome & Principe
0 0 0 0

Saudi Arabia
0 0 0 0

Senegal
0 0 0 0

Seychelles
0 0 0 0

Sierra Leone
0 0 0 0

Solomon Islands
0 0 0 0

Somalia
0 0 0 0

South Sudan
0 0 0 0

Sri Lanka
0 0 0 0

St Vincent & the Grenadines
0 0 0 0

Sudan
0 0 0 0

Suriname
0 0 0 0

Swaziland
0 0 0 0

Syria
0 0 0 0

Tajikistan
0 0 0 0

Tanzania
0 0 0 0

Timor-Leste
0 0 0 0

Togo
0 0 0 0

Tonga
0 0 0 0

Trinidad & Tobago
0 0 0 0

Turkmenistan
0 0 0 0

Tuvalu
0 0 0 0

Uganda
0 0 0 0

Uruguay
0 0 0 0

US Virgin Islands
0 0 0 0

Vanuatu
0 0 0 0

Yemen
0 0 0 0

Zambia
0 0 0 0

Zimbabwe
0 0 0 0

Day #13’s events have officially come to a close. Please make sure to check back soon for Day #14 of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Thanks to all of you for a great thirteenth day and I hope and wish all of you a very good night.

Alex Smithson

Rio 2016: Day #10

We certainly kicked off Day #10 with a bang as Team GB‘s Charlotte Dujardin became the second British woman to win three Olympic Gold Medals after she retained her individual dressage title in Rio de Janeiro, ultimately with us claiming our 16th Olympic Gold Medal.

We’ve certainly done great so far today and we are actually doing a lot better now. Team GB are making sure to pull out all of the stops for us and they have had such a fantastic first week and they have made sure that they don’t want to let us down in the last week of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. It’s hard to think it only started last Saturday and we’re already in the last week of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The time sure has flown so quickly this past week.

Anna Thompson (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “A very emotional Anna Meares said for the first time in 20 years her body let her down as the Australian finished 10th in the women’s sprint. She beat GB’s now retired Victoria Pendleton to the title in London 2012 and, although  great rivals on the track, they are firm friends off it. They embraced warmly in the interview zone after the race, with Meares paying tribute to the support Pendleton had given her in the run-up to Rio.The 32-year-old will make a decision about whether she wants to carry on until the Commonwealth Games, in her home country Australia in 2018, in the coming weeks.

Chris Boardman (Olympic Cycling Champion for the BBC): “Laura Trott is going to have to produce a personal best here, but that is how it should be at the Olympics.

Chris Boardman: “Laura Trott has beaten the former world champion. Quite a remarkable ride. She had a beautiful line on the track.

Sir Chris Hoy (Six Time Olympic Cycling Champion on BBC One): “This is a huge, huge task for Mark Cavendish. Elia Viviani is in great form and has a lead. It is very exciting and I’m getting nervous.

Simon Brotherton (BBC Commentator in Rio de Janeiro): “Mark Cavendish came to Rio not as the favourite for the gold medal. He comes into this final race  not the favourite. Is it possible? Does he have the ability to win? Yes, he does.

Anna Thompson: “Laura Trott is one popular lady in the velodrome as the loud cheers fill the venue and British fans fly their flags and chant her name as she goes into the lead in the women’s omnium after two events. Now it’s the moment of truth for Mark Cavendish. Can he win a first Olympic medal?

Chris Boardman: “That’s what you have to do – lose some battles in order to win the war. Cavendish can’t do much chasing now, that cost him quite some energy.

Sir Chris Hoy: “It’s a good start for Mark but I think Viviani is looking ominous. He has the answer in terms of top speed. But one lap gained and it could all be very different.

Chris Boardman: “Mark Cavendish could get a warning for that because he just swung down into him. That could be a real problem for Mark Cavendish. That’s changing the shape of this race dramatically.

Anna Thompson: “There’s great support for Mark Cavendish here and I’ve just spotted his wife Peta in the crowd, bouncing son Frey on her knees. Daughter Delilah is here too but the noise is a bit too much for her as she keeps sticking her fingers in her ears!

Sir Chris Hoy: “It was Mark’s fault, but it was not intentional. You could see him apologising to Viviani.

Luke Reddy (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “Argentina are in the hockey house. Their fans have been superb across this Olympics from rugby sevens to last night’s men’s tennis final. Loud, proud and passionate. They meet the supreme Netherlands in the women’s quarter final later but first it’s Great Britain v Spain – who are already warming up. Team GB took bronze in 2012 remember so there is expectation aplenty. The men are out, it’s up to the women to meet the target of one medal between the two GB teams.

Davit Chakvetadze has won Gold on his Olympic début for Russia in the Greco-Roman wrestling -85kg event after a 9-2 victory over Ukraine’s Zhan Beleniuk.

Chris Boardman: “Neutralising the race really changes the shape of things. They’ve almost reset. Everybody has had a breather and is coming back. It’s a real bonus to those out on the attack. Mark is stirring the pot, seeing what he can instigate. He knows somebody has to set off the first one.

Sir Chris Hoy: “Mark Cavendish is looking super sharp in the sprints, but not picking up all the points. This is anyone’s race at this stage.

Chris Boardman: “Hansen really feels under threat here from Mark Cavendish. Cavendish has really been closing that gap and he’s not too far – if he keeps sprinting like he is, the strategy he’s employing now could well do the job and take him a gold medal.

Alistair Magowan (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “Somehow it has been a dramatic day at the sailing without seeing much action at all. Rio has that sort of effect on things. After no wind all day, the women’s Laser Radials went out for their medal race and when a front blew in, organisers then decided it was too windy, making it a frustrating day for the likes of Annalise Murphy, waiting to win a first Irish sailing medal for 36 years, and her watching family. Double Olympic champion and BBC TV reporter Shirley Robertson says: “They are the top 10 sailors in the world so you could argue ‘let them go out there’ and race but it was probably a sensible decision given there were gusts of 36 knots, which is the top end of the scale.” No confirmation of tomorrow’s schedule yet but the Laser Radial and Laser medal races are likely to kick things off.

Alistair Magowan: “The Laser Radial medal race wasn’t the only one to be postponed because of high winds, and according to double Olympic sailing champion Shirley Robertson, it was a lot more hairy  out to sea as she filmed with the BBC TV crew. She says: “Within 10 minutes of the 470 boats being sent out to the ocean because there was no wind, we saw this black line of weather coming in from the west and it hit us and the entire fleet. It was 40 knots, which is gale force, and there were boats upside down everywhere. We were with the 470s and they are pretty manageable, so once they got upright, they can drop their big sail and just come in as best they could with their small sail. But the 49ers were also out there; they are light skiffs and they are difficult to handle and some of them might have had a big issue to get back to safety. Fortunately, the wind has since dropped and we are told that all the boats have returned safely.

Chris Boardman: “Hansen is going for the attack here and Cavendish is a long way back at the moment. He’s just gone again over the top – he’s trying to bludgeon them into submission. It’s turning into a real slugging match.

Team GB’s Mark Cavendish wins Silver in the Men’s Omnium Cycling Event.

Chris Boardman: “Viviani is in tears, it means so much to him and he had to work so hard. It’s great to see this level of emotion. Cavendish fought hard, he got that medal that’s eluded him for so long. Perhaps not the colour he’d like but boy, he earned that silver. He did the best job he could.

Sir Chris Hoy: “A great finale, Mark looks disappointed but on reflection, when he looks back at the last year he will be very proud of himself. The right man won and Viviani was too strong. They are tough athletes.

Sir Chris Hoy: “There was no big celebration, he wasn’t punching the air. There was a sense of disappointment but he has to see this as a massive achievement. To come back to the track, to adapt to all these different events. The omnium is about being the best all-rounder, and he was nearly that. It’s down to enjoyment now. If he can go back home, have a break.,enjoy himself, get back on his back and reset his goals. There’s plenty of life there.

Luke Reddy: “That’s a dream opening quarter for Team GB. No nerves on show, just solid stuff and they could put the lowest ranked side left in the tournament to the sword here. The crowd isn’t all to boisterous, I’d estimate we are 30% full here with the majority of fans from the Netherlands. A brief “Espana, Espana,” song breaks out but quickly a gent with a drum starts the Great Britain fans off. Based on that opening quarter, I think the British fans will be able to enjoy this one. The message in the huddle must have been for more of the same.

Team GB’s Mark Cavendish after winning Silver in the Omnium Cycling event: “I’m happy. Elia was the best guy there. If you take the points I lost in the elimination I would’ve been right with him. I have got my Olympic medal. It is really nice, but gold would’ve finished the collection. I did a pursuit yesterday and was unhappy I didn’t break the olympic  record, that’s just me. People are forgetting the team we have got behind us. It is incredible how they have worked. Without those guys I wouldn’t be here. Will he be competing in Japan in four years time? He replies: “I don’t think so, but I said that eight years ago. I will retire at some point, but then I will have a month at home and people will tell me to get back on the bike.

Chris Boardman: “It was a very strong, late dash there by Sarah Hammer. I think she showed her hand a little bit. She’s holding something back for that final sprint should she get there. Now it’s Laura Trott she’s got in her sights.

Simon Brotherton: “Once again, Laura Trott shows she is masterful on the elimination race. No-one can touch her. She is absolutely flying and she’s floated through this event. Up to this point, she looks to be the class of the field.

Sir Chris Hoy: “Laura has the confidence. She knows she can leave it to the last second to sprint and she has options. Other girls there, they tend to have one particular strength that they try to play to. It was a really strong, confident performance. Laura is opening up the gap over her rivals and so far, you can’t look beyond her for this gold medal.

Anna Thompson: “Mark Cavendish’s wife Peta is a relieved woman and tells me she couldn’t be more proud of her husband for winning an Olympic silver. “He wanted gold and raced for gold and couldn’t have given any more,” she says. “I know the sacrifices he’s made and the hard work he’s put in this year and after some people questioned him after the Worlds, I couldn’t be more proud of him.”

Luke Reddy: “All going to plan and as Spain’s players walk off at the half-time hooter, Team GB run off the pitch and down the tunnel. That extra zip sums it up in many ways. So this looks good don’t you agree? Maddie Hinch in the Team GB goal has barely touched the ball. A reminder Germany and New Zealand are into the semi finals, Argentina meet the fancied Dutch later. Great Britain look well drilled though and are set to maintain that 100% record they have earned since being here. A half-time entertainer has just told us it’s “time for some inflatable fun.” I’ll keep you posted.

Aimee Lewis (BBC Sport in Rio de Janeiro): “Spectators are like moths to a flame near the Olympic Rings outside the velodrome. It’s the prime selfie spot and understandably so as it does look wonderful lit up. No-one seems too concerned that Mark Cavendish has won the first Olympic medal of his career. It’s all about capturing the perfect picture.

British Cycling’s Head Coach, Iain Dyer, spoke to BBC One: “The only pressure we created was in the team to produce our best performances. The rest will take care of itself. It was an elimination example from Laura. She loves the elimination. I think it’s possibly the worst event for me to watch. She did a super job. It’s third time lucky for Cav. He deserves it. Coming back off the Tour de France, then the last throw of the dice to medal in the omnium, he did a great job.

Cuba’s Mijain Lopez Nunez has won Gold in the Greco-Roman Wrestling -130kg event.

Anna Thompson: “It makes a change to hear a different national anthem to the British one and the Italian one is a particular favourite of mine. The crowd enjoyed it too!

Aimee Lewis: “Empty seats? There won’t be many for the basketball judging by these queues. Argentina, Brazil, Spain and Nigeria are all playing and their fans have turned out in numbers. The white and pale blue of Argentina dominates and their fans are already singing as they wait. It should be a cracking atmosphere.

Luke Reddy: “Something tells me we may get a Netherlands v Great Britain showdown in the closing stages of this tournament – a repeat of the Euro Champs final GB claimed last year. If we do, it’ll be a cracking atmosphere as already tonight we see the colours of both nations sat alongside one another. Man of the match goes to the boyfriend of Team GB’s Sam Quek – pictured below on the right. He’s drumming in armour. And when I say drumming, I mean relentlessly.

Mel Clewlow (Ex-Team GB Hockey Player): “I don’t think they’ve peaked yet, I don’t think they’re playing their best hockey. But they’re winning matches and progressing through the competition.

Luke Reddy: “Canoe slalom of a run there from Georgina Olivia and Spain have hope with seven minutes to go. You get the sense Great Britain have conserved a bit of energy, good job though as Giselle Ansley is green carded so they go down to 10 for a while. GB’s back six are now deep, it is very much a hold what we’ve got approach.

Luke Reddy: “The medal haul could be increased further on Wednesday when Great Britain’s women play in the semi-final against New Zealand. Let’s not forget this side came fifth of six in the recent Champions Trophy so to be into the last four shows they’ve found the groove needed. Everyone will fear the Dutch a little, they play Argentina shortly and will be distraught if they don’t make the semis. It’s just started hammering down with rain for that one. Great Britain got it done tonight. Yes they tailed off a little but as they leave the field, the fist pumps shows they’re happy.

Tom Fordyce: “After the Bolt and Van Niekerk shows on Monday night, this might feel to some like a flatter night in the Estadio Olimpico. There is certainly not yet anywhere near the same buzz around the tall blue grandstands, but it is early, and we still have two of the all-time greats in action: David Rudisha, Olympic champion and world record holder in the 800m, and Allyson Felix in the 400m, winner of three golds in London, owner of nine World Championship golds. It’s like the second evening of a stag-do – something of a hangover from the excesses of the night before, still a whole lot of fun to be had.

I’m so pleased to hear that Team GB’s Tom Bosworth has proposed to his partner, and his husband-to-be said yes! I wish them both the absolute best for the future.

Russia’s World Champion, Evgeny Tishchenko, has won Gold in the Men’s Heavyweight Final after beating Kazakhstan’s Vassiliy Levit, making this Gold his country’s 11th Olympic Gold of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Luke Reddy: “Deodoro has gone from baking 34 degree heat to a deluge ahead of Argentina v Netherlands. Only a fool goes without the cagoule as they say. It seems there are many fools as with no shelter in the stadium, most people are outside hiding underneath it. These Dutch fans tell me they are confident. Asked if they will beat Argentina they reply: “of course”.

Uzbekistan’s Ruslan Nurudinov has won the men’s +105kg Weightlifting Gold with a combined score of 431kg.

Steve Backley (Four-Time European Javelin Champion for the BBC): “It’s a great pole vault final in the making, but we want to see it on a safe and level playing field.

Jamaican 110m Hurdler, Omar McLeod, spoke to BBC Sport: “I know how to work through climates like this – I train in Arkansas, I just wanted to get through the first run and have a good set-up for tomorrow. The confidence is always high, it is good to have confidence in a hurdle race like this – I’m ready to go there and have run. I’m trying to seize the moment, embrace the opportunity and enjoy every day.

Tom Fordyce: “Torrential rain in the Estadio Olimpico, reminiscent of that night in 2002 in Munich, in another Olympic stadium, when Paula Radcliffe splashed through the puddles to win 10,000m gold. Which is a great memory, but when the two events they’re trying to run here are sprint hurdles and pole vault, not a happy comparison.

Colin Jackson (Two Time 110m World Hurdles Champion for the BBC): “These are awful conditions for these hurdlers. Under these conditions the track looks like a mirror because of the lights in the puddles, so it’s very hard to spot the hurdles.

Gabby Logan (BBC One Presenter in Rio de Janeiro): “We’re nice and dry…

Michael Johnson (Four Time Olympic Gold Medallist for Athletics on BBC One): “If you look at Orlando Ortega he’s basically approaching this like “yeah it’s raining, but I’m going to do what I’ve got to do”. I hated warming up in the rain, and it’d take me a few minutes to get over the fact that it was raining and I didn’t like it, but then you get on with it and do what you’ve got to do.

All events have currently been paused due to the heavy rain at Rio’s Olympic Stadium.

Andrew Cotter (BBC Athletics Commentator): “That wasn’t rain! Actually it was rain. It was very heavy rain. So says a Scotsman…

Colin Jackson: “Thank goodness for that! Pozzi was running quite well up until that stage, nice and tight.

While all events have been delayed at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, I’ll quickly summarise the highlights of Day #10.

  • Team GB’s Dujardin won her second individual dressage title
  • Team GB’s Mark Cavendish came second in the Omnium Cycling Event, claiming Silver
  • Team GB’s Hitchon came third in the women’s hammer event, claiming Bronze
  • Team GB are second in the medal table with 16 Golds
  • Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet won the 3,000m steeplechase Gold in Athletics.
  • The United States Gymnast, Simone Biles, finished third on the Beam.

Andrew Pozzi just spoke to the BBC after qualifying successfully in the Men’s 100m Hurdles event, despite stumbling quite heavily on one of the last hurdles: “I went into recovery mode, I made a stupid mistake and you can’t afford to that here,

He added on: “Thankfully I qualified so we can come back tomorrow. We were waiting to come up onto the track when we were told it was delayed. It’s no bother, it was only 15 minutes, it’s not an issue. I’ve come into this in the best shape of my life it’s just about doing it when it matters now.

Colin Jackson: “Belocian will be devastated, he’s come all the way to Brazil and he does that. He will be absolutely furious with himself.

Colin Jackson: “I like Devon Allen straight away. You need to get rhythm and cadence going. But when he hit the hurdle, his hips dropped very low. Looking at his body composition his legs look very short. But it’s just getting the cobwebs out, he hasn’t raced for a while, but he looks pretty good.

Team GB’s Lawrence Clarke has made it through to the fifth and final heat of the men’s 100m hurdles after coming third place, with smooth running in the centre too.

Colin Jackson: “Very competent bit of hurdling for Lawrence. He’s one of these athletes who is very good technically and he gets into a hurdling groove very early. That’s one of the reasons he got to that final at London 2012, he has good speed and he knows he isn’t going to make any mistakes because he’s got good technique.

Team GB’s Lawrence Clarke told BBC Sport: “I got out remarkably well, I didn’t want to take any risks, the first round has to be clean, you can’t make any mistakes,

He added on: “Tomorrow night I’m coming back with my game face on, it’s a do-or-die race. In 2012 I was ranked 26th in the world coming in and finished fourth in the final. I think I’m ranked 31st this year. I love it, I’ve been waiting for four years for this.

Tom Fordyce: “The rain has moved on from this part of Rio for now, with the pole vaulters back out and the discus resumed. Good qualifications on a drying track too for Andrew Pozzi and Lawrence Clark, two more trained in the peerless stable of hurdling guru Malcolm Arnold.

Steve Backley: “That was a high tariff dive…

Colin Jackson: “We have been asking a lot of the 17-year-old Sydney McLaughlin. Just getting here was a huge achievement. You’ve got to get used to this stage, and that comes with maturity. There’s no doubt she’d have learnt so much from this.

Steve Cram (BBC Athletics Commentator): “Well that wasn’t very good, was it?

Colin Jackson: “Ashley Spencer you can tell is a lady that has a lot of speed. She’s very low over the hurdles – when she approaches the hurdle I half close my eyes because if she hits one she’s going flat on the track.

Michael Johnson: “There will be another race in the 110m hurdles for those that did not qualify from first two races and they can claim a fastest loser spot. Those athletes that did well in the first race will say ‘wait a minute, they have another opportunity, but I don’t have another opportunity’. The second race is always faster. Hopefully it gets the competition committee for the IAAF saying ‘this is what we do when it rains’.

Colin Jackson: “When you look at somebody who has gone under 53 seconds you really want to scrutinise how they’ve done that. Delilah Muhammad is a very rangy runner and she’s very confident in this event.

Tom Fordyce: “Eilidh Doyle comfortable in qualifying – a few little technical things to work on, but she has time. A medal contender in the final if she gets it right.

Eilidh Doyle won her 400m hurdles heat with reasonable ease, and she told BBC Sport that she was relieved after initially struggling with the heat, and this comes on the night that all events were delayed due to torrential rain: “It wasn’t a great race, but it’s very difficult in the heat you want to conserve as much energy as possible, I’m happy that I’ve got the win and I’m through to the next round. I always get quite nervous in the heats, you just want to get out there and go. I never think about medals, I just want to go out there and give a really good performance. I just want to make sure I come off the track knowing that I gave it everything.

Tom Fordyce: “David Rudisha produced arguably the greatest single performance at the London Olympics. He ran that night like some relentless robot – what can he do here tonight?

David Rudisha has won Gold in the Men’s 800m Final.

Steve Cram: “Alfred Kipketer did everything he could to mess this race up for Rudisha but he wasn’t having it. The great David Rudisha. A 1.42 for anybody else would be extraordinary. For him, well it’s almost ordinary. But I have no idea what Alfred Kipketer was up to.

Tom Fordyce: “Fabulous from David Rudisha, the greatest 800m runner of all time and quite possibly the nicest man in sport too. There will be no-one in athletics who begrudges him his second Olympic title.

Brendan Foster (Olympic Medallist & BBC Athletics Commentator): “David Rudisha looks magnificent in full flow. One of the great sights in athletics, a pleasure to behold. This man is an impressive athlete, a proud Masai warrior.

Shaunae Miller has won Gold in the Women’s 400m Final.

Andrew Cotter: “That is giving it absolutely everything for a gold in the Olympic Games. What a run for Shaunae Miller. That is how to finish a race and become an Olympic champion.

Tom Fordyce: “A fabulous final, a fabulous finish. We thought Felix would come through, and with another two metres of track she might have done.

Michael Johnson: “It was a fantastic race, that was an amazing effort from a world class athlete. Allyson Felix will be very disappointed because all she needed was one more metre to really make that happen.

Tom Fordyce: “Second time lucky for Deuce. But not for Serbia’s Milan Ristic, the previous slowest fastest loser, who – hokey-cokey style – was first in and then out.

Thiago Braz da Silva has made the home crowd go nuts as he has cleared 5.93m in the Men’s Pole Vault, which has helped him as he now stays in the medal hunt, and I mean the gold medal hunt.

Sam Kendricks has won Bronze in the Men’s Pole Vault.

Tom Fordyce: “Wonderful noise as Da Silva battles for pole vault gold. All his rivals have been booed, but if this makes sense, it’s all rather marvellous.

800m Olympic Champion, David Rudisha: “My training was great and I have been having really good sessions since I was injured. I have had no doubts about my form – I never doubted myself. To win my second gold is a great moment for me.

Steve Cram: “I’ve seen some things over the years – and that is up there with the very best. Look at the joy on his face – incredible scenes.

Tom Fordyce: “Da Silva’s previous PB was 5.92. He’s not just destroyed that, he’s broken the Olympic record. And set Rio alight in the process.

Thiago Braz da Silva of Brazil has won Gold in the Men’s Pole Vault Event.

Tom Fordyce: “That might just be the moment Brazil’s Olympic Games have been waiting for.

Steve Cram: “We have had world records but maybe that is the greatest moment so far in the athletics. He beat a great and popular champion – and when he went over his winning height I looked along the line and everybody was up.

Denise Lewis: “That was just sensational, fantastic – it is why we love sport.

Thiago Braz da Silva is Brazil’s fourth Olympic Gold Medallist in Athletics after Adhemar da Silva (triple jump, 1952 & 1956), Maurren Maggi (long jump, 2008) and Joaquim Cruz (800m, 1984).

Here are the final medal table listings for Day #10:

Country
1

United States
26 23 26 75
2

Great Britain
16 17 8 41
3

China
15 14 17 46
4

Russia
11 12 12 35
5

Italy
8 9 6 23
6

Germany
8 6 6 20
7

France
7 9 8 24
8

Japan
7 4 16 27
9

Australia
6 7 9 22
10

South Korea
6 3 5 14
11

Netherlands
6 2 3 11
12

Hungary
5 3 4 12
13

Spain
3 0 2 5
14

New Zealand
2 6 0 8
15

Kazakhstan
2 3 5 10
16

Brazil
2 3 4 9
17

North Korea
2 3 2 7
18

Kenya
2 3 0 5
19

Canada
2 2 9 13
20

Colombia
2 2 0 4
21

Cuba
2 1 3 6
22

Poland
2 1 2 5
22

Switzerland
2 1 2 5
24

Belgium
2 1 1 4
24

Thailand
2 1 1 4
26

Croatia
2 1 0 3
27

Uzbekistan
2 0 4 6
28

Jamaica
2 0 2 4
29

Greece
2 0 1 3
29

Iran
2 0 1 3
31

South Africa
1 5 1 7
32

Sweden
1 4 1 6
33

Denmark
1 3 4 8
34

Belarus
1 2 2 5
35

Romania
1 1 2 4
36

Slovenia
1 1 1 3
37

Argentina
1 1 0 2
37

Bahrain
1 1 0 2
37

Slovakia
1 1 0 2
37

Vietnam
1 1 0 2
41

Czech Republic
1 0 5 6
42

Ethiopia
1 0 3 4
43

Chinese Taipei
1 0 2 3
44

Independent Olympic Athletes
1 0 1 2
45

Bahamas
1 0 0 1
45

Fiji
1 0 0 1
45

Kosovo
1 0 0 1
45

Puerto Rico
1 0 0 1
45

Singapore
1 0 0 1
50

Ukraine
0 4 1 5
51

Azerbaijan
0 2 1 3
52

Indonesia
0 2 0 2
52

Turkey
0 2 0 2
54

Lithuania
0 1 2 3
55

Georgia
0 1 1 2
55

Mongolia
0 1 1 2
57

Algeria
0 1 0 1
57

Armenia
0 1 0 1
57

Grenada
0 1 0 1
57

Ireland
0 1 0 1
57

Malaysia
0 1 0 1
57

Philippines
0 1 0 1
57

Venezuela
0 1 0 1
64

Norway
0 0 3 3
65

Egypt
0 0 2 2
65

Israel
0 0 2 2
67

Estonia
0 0 1 1
67

Kyrgyzstan
0 0 1 1
67

Morocco
0 0 1 1
67

Portugal
0 0 1 1
67

Tunisia
0 0 1 1
67

United Arab Emirates
0 0 1 1

Afghanistan
0 0 0 0

Albania
0 0 0 0

American Samoa
0 0 0 0

Andorra
0 0 0 0

Angola
0 0 0 0

Antigua & Barbuda
0 0 0 0

Aruba
0 0 0 0

Austria
0 0 0 0

Bangladesh
0 0 0 0

Barbados
0 0 0 0

Belize
0 0 0 0

Benin
0 0 0 0

Bermuda
0 0 0 0

Bhutan
0 0 0 0

Bolivia
0 0 0 0

Bosnia & Herzegovina
0 0 0 0

Botswana
0 0 0 0

British Virgin Islands
0 0 0 0

Brunei
0 0 0 0

Bulgaria
0 0 0 0

Burkina Faso
0 0 0 0

Burundi
0 0 0 0

Cambodia
0 0 0 0

Cameroon
0 0 0 0

Cape Verde
0 0 0 0

Cayman Islands
0 0 0 0

Central African Republic
0 0 0 0

Chad
0 0 0 0

Chile
0 0 0 0

Comoros
0 0 0 0

Congo
0 0 0 0

Cook Islands
0 0 0 0

Costa Rica
0 0 0 0

Côte d’Ivoire
0 0 0 0

Cyprus
0 0 0 0

Djibouti
0 0 0 0

Dominica
0 0 0 0

Dominican Republic
0 0 0 0

DR Congo
0 0 0 0

Ecuador
0 0 0 0

El Salvador
0 0 0 0

Equatorial Guinea
0 0 0 0

Eritrea
0 0 0 0

Finland
0 0 0 0

FYR Macedonia
0 0 0 0

Gabon
0 0 0 0

Gambia
0 0 0 0

Ghana
0 0 0 0

Guam
0 0 0 0

Guatemala
0 0 0 0

Guinea
0 0 0 0

Guinea-Bissau
0 0 0 0

Guyana
0 0 0 0

Haiti
0 0 0 0

Honduras
0 0 0 0

Hong Kong, China
0 0 0 0

Iceland
0 0 0 0

India
0 0 0 0

Iraq
0 0 0 0

Jordan
0 0 0 0

Kiribati
0 0 0 0

Laos
0 0 0 0

Latvia
0 0 0 0

Lebanon
0 0 0 0

Lesotho
0 0 0 0

Liberia
0 0 0 0

Libya
0 0 0 0

Liechtenstein
0 0 0 0

Luxembourg
0 0 0 0

Madagascar
0 0 0 0

Malawi
0 0 0 0

Maldives
0 0 0 0

Mali
0 0 0 0

Malta
0 0 0 0

Marshall Islands
0 0 0 0

Mauritania
0 0 0 0

Mauritius
0 0 0 0

Mexico
0 0 0 0

Micronesia
0 0 0 0

Moldova
0 0 0 0

Monaco
0 0 0 0

Montenegro
0 0 0 0

Mozambique
0 0 0 0

Myanmar
0 0 0 0

Namibia
0 0 0 0

Nauru
0 0 0 0

Nepal
0 0 0 0

Nicaragua
0 0 0 0

Niger
0 0 0 0

Nigeria
0 0 0 0

Oman
0 0 0 0

Pakistan
0 0 0 0

Palau
0 0 0 0

Palestine
0 0 0 0

Panama
0 0 0 0

Papua New Guinea
0 0 0 0

Paraguay
0 0 0 0

Peru
0 0 0 0

Qatar
0 0 0 0

Refugee Olympic Athletes
0 0 0 0

Rwanda
0 0 0 0

Saint Kitts & Nevis
0 0 0 0

Saint Lucia
0 0 0 0

Samoa
0 0 0 0

San Marino
0 0 0 0

Sao Tome & Principe
0 0 0 0

Saudi Arabia
0 0 0 0

Senegal
0 0 0 0

Serbia
0 0 0 0

Seychelles
0 0 0 0

Sierra Leone
0 0 0 0

Solomon Islands
0 0 0 0

Somalia
0 0 0 0

South Sudan
0 0 0 0

Sri Lanka
0 0 0 0

St Vincent & the Grenadines
0 0 0 0

Sudan
0 0 0 0

Suriname
0 0 0 0

Swaziland
0 0 0 0

Syria
0 0 0 0

Tajikistan
0 0 0 0

Tanzania
0 0 0 0

Timor-Leste
0 0 0 0

Togo
0 0 0 0

Tonga
0 0 0 0

Trinidad & Tobago
0 0 0 0

Turkmenistan
0 0 0 0

Tuvalu
0 0 0 0

Uganda
0 0 0 0

Uruguay
0 0 0 0

US Virgin Islands
0 0 0 0

Vanuatu
0 0 0 0

Yemen
0 0 0 0

Zambia
0 0 0 0

Zimbabwe
0 0 0 0

Day #10’s events have officially come to a close. Please make sure to check back soon for Day #11 of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Thanks to all of you for such a fantastic, positive and absolutely perfect tenth day and I hope and wish all of you a very positive, wonderful, joyful, happy and lovely night.

Alex Smithson