London 2012 Olympics: Day Eight evening session as it happened

Jessica Ennis, Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah all win gold medals on a triumphant night for Great Britain.

5 August 2012 Last updated at 00:29

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As it happened

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    Show us the way to go home... we saw six golds a few hours ago and they've gone right to our heads. Yep, delirium has set in after an unforgettable day for British sport. More medals could follow on Sunday when Andy Murray competes in two finals at Wimbledon, the men's singles and the mixed doubles with Laura Robson, while Ben Ainslie attempts to become the greatest Olympic sailor of all time. Oh, and another name: Usain Bolt. The fastest man to have trodden this planet attempts to defend his 100m title tomorrow.

    My word, what a day, what an Olympics. See you all in the morning. Cheers.

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    BOXING (13:30-16:26): GB women

    Women's boxing makes its Olympic debut with three excellent British medal hopes in the shape of Nicola Adams, Natasha Jonas and Savannah Marshall.

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    TENNIS (Not before 12:00): Andy Murray, men's singles and mixed doubles

    Murray returns to Centre Court for another crack at Roger Federer just four weeks after losing the Wimbledon final to the Swiss star, and as in Grand Slams the Olympic final will also be played over five sets. Murray could end the day as a double Olympic champion as he teams up with Laura Robson to play Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka in the mixed doubles final.

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    SAILING (14:00): Ben Ainslie, Finn class

    Ainslie has been involved in a dramatic battle with Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christense all week and he goes into Sunday's decisive Finn medal race (14:00) knowing a fourth gold medal is tantalisingly close. Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson might be a safer bet (13:00) for Britain having dominated the Star class all week.

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    Mo Farah, who won gold in the 10,000m, said he was inspired by seeing Jessica Ennis having just won the heptathlon.

    "I saw Jess with a flag and knew she must have won gold and I just felt I had to win," Farah said. "As I came through the tunnel, people were just shouting 'Go Mo!' and the atmosphere was something else. I was really buzzing - it was like someone had just given me 10 cups of coffee, I was just pumped up so much."

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    Here are Sunday's events to watch out for (all times BST):

    Full schedule available on BBC Sport website

    ATHLETICS (19:00-21:51): Usain Bolt, men's 100m

    There can be no question that Usain Bolt (21:50) running the men's 100m final is the most eagerly awaited of Olympic events, but he might not have it all his own way after recent defeats by fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake and the memory of his false start at last year's World Championships. British medal hopes lie with Christine Ohuruogu in the women's 400m (21:10) and Yamile Aldama in the women's triple jump (19:35).

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    What a day - and there's plenty more to come tomorrow.

    Here's what to catch on Sunday...

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    More from Lynn Davies, who won Olympic gold in Tokyo in 1964: "It is always great to win gold at the Olympics, it was a great thrill to do that in Tokyo, but to win it in London, words escape me about what that atmosphere was like and it sets the tone for the next week."

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    Former Olympic gold medallist Lynn Davies, speaking to BBC One about long jump champion Greg Rutherford: "For Greg this was his opportunity. The main dangerman was Mitchell Watt from Australia but none of his rivlas were firing on all cylinders, so this was Greg's time and he seized it with both hands.

    "Sir Steve Redgrave mentioned earlier the importance of the support staff and I can't speak highly of British Athletics. It is a team effort and Greg is product of that effort."

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    There's been a shock in the volleyball where Argentina have beaten Bulgaria in four sets at Earls Court, ending the Bulgarians' unbeaten run with a 25-18 21-25 25-19 25-20 victory.


    Danny, via text: "What a day. One we will all speak of for decades to come. I think I speak for us all to say I am proud to be British."

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    Denise Lewis, BBC Sport

    Speaking about Mo Farah, who won gold in the 10,000m tonight: "It was probably the best thing he could have done. Last year, when he finished second in Daegu you can just imagine he has been studying strategy and how he was going to win tonight. It was just fantastic. Sport is about having confidence and the more you can build on that then you walk into arenas like the Olympic Stadium and you know what you have to do. A double gold is possible. Mo is capable of winning that 5,000m race. It is going to be tougher, but it is about confidence."

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    We have a result in the basketball, where Argentina have safely disposed of Nigeria in a 93-79 win.

    The win should see Argentina through to the last eight.

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    If you're finding it difficult to keep apace with how members of Team GB got on today - and we sympathise if so because we can't even remember what day it is anymore - then take a peek at Britwatch, a sport-by-sport round-up of how every Briton has performed on Super/Splendid/Smashing Saturday.


    John, via text: "If I live to 100 I doubt if I will ever see a better day of British sport. And the end of an era with Michael Phelps. Wow!"

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    The news has got a bit buried in tonight's avalanche of GB Golden Glory, but we have said goodbye tonight to one of the finest athletes ever to walk the earth - Michael Phelps.

    Phelps won his 22nd Olympics medal and 18th gold in the 4x100m medley relay and after retiring at the grand old age of 27 he has set his sights on a spot of backpacking.

    "I want to travel a bunch, that's something I've always wanted to do," he said.

    "I've been able to see so many places in the world but I've never been able to experience them. I've seen pools and hotels pretty much ever since I've been on the national team. I'd like to experience some things, whether it's travelling through Europe or going back to Australia and being able to go around.

    "I want to go shark cage diving in South Africa, that's something Chad le Clos and I were talking about."

    I'm sure Bert will put you up Michael.

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    Dame Mary Peters, gold medallist in the pentathlon at the 1972 Olympics in Munich: "It was her Kelly Holmes moment crossing the line first. It was just amazing. The crowd was just wanting her [to win]. She was the poster girl and my fear was the pressure and expectation might affect her but she took it all in her stride. She showed her class, she was just amazing."

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    Sir Steve Redgrave, speaking to BBC One about why Team GB rowing has been so successful in London: "Each year someone is willing to learn how to go that little bit better with how to improve the team. The support team that we have is where a lot of the finances have gone in to make sure that our athletes are in the best position, so that when they push away from that landing stage they are the best prepared they can be. This is our best-ever regatta, our best before this day was 1908. We are wondering where we can go from here and maybe in Rio we can go better."

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    BBC Sport's chief sports writer Tom Fordyce was at the Olympic Stadium to watch Jessica Ennis's super-duper evening unfold. "She will go down in British sporting history with this result, and her smiles of disbelief and joy after crossing the line were mirrored around the heaving stands of the Olympic Stadium," concludes Mr Fordyce.

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    We've been getting hundreds of people down outside our TV studio every night now trying to catch a glimpse of the latest medallists and guests - but tonight's crowd has blown it out of the water.

    There must be thousands of you down there hoping to see the likes of the JEnnis parading their gold medals. I'm not sure who is on their way to join Gabby & Co in the studio just yet, but I'm sure the good people of the BBC high command are doing their best...


    Conall, via text: "Best gold reaction of the games so far... Kat Copeland without a doubt! Can watch that all day every day... amazing games!"

    Matt, via twitter: "Some quick maths - China has around 24m people in the population per medal. The UK has around 2.2m. If we had China's population, we would have around 250 medals. I therefore deduce that we are winning the Olympics."

    Steve, via text: "The rowing cycling and now athletics. Wow been crying for four days! So proud to be British, be fantastic if Murray & Robson can bring more tears of joy tomorrow! Team GB are so inspirational!"

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    Stuart Pearce has been facing the media after his side were knocked out of the Olympics on penalties by South Korea.

    "The format of Team GB in the Olympics has been fantastic, but I don't think it will happen again.

    "Where will we find the time to enter into a qualification tournament?"

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    Katherine Grainger pays tribute to Sophie Hosking & Katherine Copeland, who won gold in the women's lightweight double skulls: "It took me four times to get it right and they did it first time. It's been a long torturous career of highs and lows but it makes it all worthwhile in the end. They have really shown incredible speed and ability in training. We knew they had the speed and if they could do it under the pressure then they would win gold."


    Steve, via text: "I was there! I was there! Am I in a dream? Fantastic best day of British sport ever. Well done to all the organisers the volunteers are brilliant and the athletes. Go Team GB!"

    Narek, via text: "MaJESStic day. So happy to be living in this country! Fantastic place, magnificent city and breath-taking performances from Team GB."

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    I'm guessing Royal Mail didn't anticipate having to work through the night to ensure the British public could add another horde of gold medallists to their Olympic stamp collection. They're issuing stamps on a Sunday for the first time, so we're told.

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    Gold medallist rower Alex Gregory, who was a reserve at the Beijing Olympics four years ago, tells BBC One: "I felt a bit of pressure with the other three guys [who competed at the 2008 Games], if it didn't go right it would be down to me but we crossed the line in front and I am pretty relieved to be honest."

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    Tom James, who won gold in the men's coxless fours, on BBC One: "The Aussies always want to beat us, they were essentially the favourites going into the event but we pulled off a great race and we just nailed it.

    "I still don't think it has sunk in properly. It's not been the most typical Olympic build-up and there have been some dark moments but we have got a great support system. It's been quite stressful but it's just funny how these things work out. The last year or so has been absolutely magic."

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    Rebecca Adlington admitted last night that she felt the pressure of being an Olympic gold medal favourite at her home Games got to her, but Mo Farah insisted that he fed off the vibe in the Stadium.

    He said: "People say there's pressure being in a home Olympics, but I don't think there's pressure. They (the crowd) give you that lift, that buzz.

    "You have to use the crowd and that made the difference for sure."

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    Mike Costello, BBC Sport athletics commentator

    "This has been Britain's night but Usain Bolt is on the stage tomorrow and it could be the chance for the world to celebrate. There are six nights still to go here to try and top the best night of the Olympic Games."


    Nigel, via text: "It's the first time I'm not sad to see our footballers lose a tournament. These Olympic Games are about sportsmen and women who have given years of dedication, commitment, heart and soul to achieving their ultimate goal."

    Derek and Lisa, via text: "I don't care what anybody says. Nobody does patriotism like us Brits! Congratulating you all on your efforts. You've done us proud!"

    Nigel, via text: "Team GB. Inspire a generation? No. You've inspired a nation. Never felt more proud to be a Brit."

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    There's still sport to be found for the die-hards among you.

    In the Basketball Arena, Nigeria are up against Argentina with the South Americans leading 57-37 at half-time.

    Serbia lead Brazil 20-17 in the first set of their volleyball encounter, and in classic Saturday night style, there's still a few lads having a punch up.

    Oleksandr Gvozdyk of Ukraine and Osmar Bravo Amador from Nicaragua are next in the ring, and you can watch that - as well as all the other live action on our interactive video player.

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    If, for whatever reason, you missed tonight's fireworks at the Olympic Stadium, or you just want to watch Ennis, Farah and Rutherford's momentous golden moments again and again and again then rest easy, you can watch the three greatest occasions in British athletics history throughout the night, or even throughout the year, on this website. "Life cannot get any better," says Rutherford after long jump gold, while Mo Farah admits - and this will not come as a surprise to anyone - that winning 10,000m gold was "the best moment of my life".


    David, via text: "Can't believe it's only day eight! Truly inspirational day, and if this does not 'inspire a generation' then nothing will. Proud to British, but not sure my wife Will let me sit on the sofa 24\7 for another week!!"

    Chris, via text: "Greatest day in English sport? 30 July 1966. I wasn't born then. Greatest day in British sport? 4 August 2012. Glad I could witness it."

    Felix, via text: "Getting prouder of being British every day. Truly inspirational!"

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    Darren Campbell, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "When I won Olympic gold I sat back and thought will I ever be the same? Will I fight through those injuries? Will I look out of the window, see the snow and say I am still motivated? I only did this for one thing, that was the Olympic dream to be able to stand at the top of the podium and have an Olympic gold around my neck. What made me tick, I had and I knew it would never be the same. For Jessica Ennis, it is a little different, but she is talking about getting married."


    Mayor of London Boris Johnson on Twitter: "Forget about Super Saturday, this was Spectacular Saturday! What a night! So so proud."

    Former GB decathlete and Olympic gold medallist Daley Thompson on Twitter: "What a night, team GB awesome. We have to have an Olympics every year!! This makes £9billion look cheap and unbelievably good value."

    England footballer Rio Ferdinand on Twitter: "Has British athletics ever seen a better night than this?? I doubt it very much. Rutherford take a bow fella, huge from ya!"

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    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport

    "With the Union Jack draped around his slight, muscular frame Mo Farah entered the press area with a wide smile. He immediately took his running spikes off. It's been a long day. He was followed in by a London 2012 'Games maker' who was carrying a large fluffy golden Olympic mascot for him."


    Kavit, via text: "What a day. Now looking forward to this time tomorrow. Andy Murray, double Olympic gold medal champion."

    Phil, via text: "I think they should change the slogans around the Olympic Park from 'inspire a generation' to 'inspiring generations'."

    Hannah, via text: "I'm due twins like Tania Farah, might just have to name them Mo and Jess!"

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    Steve Backley, Triple Olympic javelin medallist and BBC pundit

    "Tonight will inspire people. It will inspire people to chase their dreams. Greg Rutherford has been blighted by injury and has been patient. Jess Ennis had the disappointment of four years ago, and had to be patient. You get rewarded if you chase your dreams and never give up."

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    Darren Campbell, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    On gold medallist Mo Farah: "Mo was always looked upon as a nearly person. What he has done now is transform his life into a movie. A movie I would go and watch. Whatever problem that has been thrown his way he has found a way to overcome it. Something fuelled the fire within him and made him decide he will become a champion. When Mo crossed that line as an Olympic champion he, to me, signifies why we do what we do."

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    Minutes ago the Olympic Stadium was home to 80,000 hysterical fans and now most of them have disappeared, the majority of whom probably patiently queuing to catch a train or bus out of Stratford. But if there's one thing Britons do better than winning gold medals it's... actually, scrap that, Britons are now more accomplished at accumulating gold medals than they are at queueing. Fact.


    Allister, via text: "Saturday 4 August 2012. The day legends were made in Britain!"

    David, via text: "Tears, joy, passion, hope and inspiration. Fears subside through the waves of history. London Olympic games 2012 - legacy."

    Akhil, via text: "4/08/2012 - the day Team GB won the hearts and minds of all British sport fans!"

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    Jess Ennis's gold in the heptathlon tonight was Great Britain's 50th gold in athletics at the Olympic Games.

    Try and name them all...

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    The union flag can be seen floating in third spot on the medal table, below USA and China but above South Korea and France. Britain's athletes have collected 14 golds, seven silvers and eight bronze medals and we're only halfway through the greatest show on earth! Three golds have been won on the track, four in the velodrome and four on the lake, with the rest coming on the shooting range, in a canoe and on the road by Bradley Wiggins. Wiggins' triumph seems like an age ago.


    Chris, via text: "So proud to be British. On a train from New York to Boston picking up on our incredible medal haul. Thoroughly annoying my fellow passengers by cheering each result."

    Louise and Mark, via text: "What an inspiring night for our country. Listening to the Olympic coverage on the radio with my husband... Absolutely wonderful. Congratulations to everyone in Team GB."

    Ross, via text: "What a truly amazing day of Olympic sport for Team GB. Memorable and emotional. But I still feel a little bit sad from the aftermath of the Hunter and Purchase silver in the sculls, that was difficult to watch."

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    You're right Darren - we did rather blow over that one.

    You can catch up by having a read of the race report right here on the website. Obviously.

    Darren Campbell, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "We have also probably blown over the fact we have just watched the greatest ever 100m women's final. Six women went under 11 seconds! We have not been able to touch it due to what we have witnessed. Athletics will always be special but tonight will never ever, ever, ever be matched."

  47. 2230: 

    Great Britain now have 14 (FOURTEEN) gold medallists at these Games after a simply astounding few hours.

    You can read up on all of them, from Mo Farah to Bradley Wiggins via Heather Stanning and big Pete Wilson, on our roll of honour page.

    Legends, every one of them.

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    Stuart, via text: "My favourite three moments of the games so far all came today. First Mo Farah winning gold in the 10,000 metres, second Jess Ennis winning gold in the heptathlon and third Andy Murray/Laura Robson winning there semi final in the mixed doubles. A Great day for Great Britain."

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    Ear plugs at the ready... Jessica Ennis jumps onto the podium to stand head and shoulders above her rivals as Olympic heptathlon champion. "She's definitely the Queen of London 2012 now," says Brendan Foster. The national anthem rings around the stadium and Ennis starts sobbing, and who can blame her. "Jessica Ennis we love you," adds Foster. Denise Lewis reaches for the tissues. Not a dry eye in the stadium, or in our office, or in any part of the country I imagine.


    Pippa Todd on Twitter: "what a games, so proud to be British, so proud of our sportsmen and women, so emotional. Team GB so proud of you !!!!!!"

    Iain Welsh on Twitter: "I love the olympics! Rarely does a 'super Saturday' live up to billing. It has today - simply amazing. Well done all our heroes"

    Jakey on Twitter: "Now we need to be called Great Great Britain!!!! :0)"


    Chris, via text: "Wow what a night Team Great Britain gold all the way. Keep it going the Brits proud of everyone of you."

    Dan, via text: "Been in floods of tears since 11.30. So proud of my country and its athletes. What a day."

    Chris, via text: "Not only greatest British athletic night but greatest commentary too - Steve Cram brought tears to the eyes!"

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    As Lord Coe hands out the medals, he must be delighted with how it's gone so far.

    You can find out as Olympic honcho Lord Coe is a guest with Garry Richardson on Sportsweek on BBC Radio 5 live tomorrow.

    Tune in to hear from the great man, and Lord Coe, between 0830-0930.

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    MEDAL CEREMONY- Jessica Ennis, GB (Women's heptathlon)

    Watch live now as Jessica Ennis receives her heptathlon gold medal from Seb Coe in a sensational atmosphere at the Olympic Stadium.

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    Jessica Ennis' coach Toni Minichello: "I was only nervous when the 800m started. I couldn't believe the crowd, it's been crazy. It's been a long four years. Four years ago we were at on her sofa in her house thinking 'damn, what might have been'. To come here and perform as she has is just incredible. She has kept me calm, there has been a lot of pressure on her, everywhere I go she is there. It's all been pretty surreal and where it goes now I just don't know."

    Mark Lawrenson, Football Analyst

    "It is an impossible situation. Credit to the South Koreans because they have taken five outstanding penalties. I just thought once Daniel Sturridge stuttered the run, the alarm bells went off. It was a really good save and a great guess from the goalkeeper, but it is a really tough way to go out."

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the football in Cardiff

    "On a night of triumph in the Olympic Park, there was nothing but heartbreak for GB in the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as Stuart Pearce's team lost to South Korea in a penalty shoot-out. Once again, the team were given passionate backing by the crowd but, as seems to happen so often, a team from these shores fell short in a shoot-out. There will be no football medals for GB as these Olympics after the women were defeated on Friday."

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    Well what about that for an evening of British sport?

    Get involved by texting in on 81111 or sending us a Tweet using the hashtag #BBC2012. Fire away...

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    Michael Johnson, Four-time Olympic champion & BBC Sport pundit

    On Mo Farah, who took gold in the 10,000m: "Mo went in with a race plan and he learnt from last year. He showed great enthusiasm and guts. I am really pleased for him because he had a lot of expectation on his shoulders. He was expected to win and he came through."

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    'All You Need Is Love' blasts through the public address system and the Olympic Stadium looks full to the brim with thousands of fans - most of whom dressed in red, white and blue - staying behind to watch Ennis, Rutherford and Farah step onto the podium to be awarded a treasured piece of golden metal.

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    Today's six gold medals is Britain's greatest day in the Olympics since 1908. The record is eight golds on 11 July 1908 at the London Games.

    London 2012 is already Britain's joint third most successful gold medal haul in the history of the Olympic Games.

    1908, London: 56 golds

    2008, Beijing: 19

    2012: London: 14

    1920, Antwerp: 14

    1900, Paris: 12

    1912, Stockholm: 10

    And we've got another week to go...

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the ExCel

    "GB team captain Tom Stalker was so revved up for the Olympics he was chucking punches in his sleep - and it showed. After a blazing start, the light-welterweight was already flagging in the second and was tiring alarmingly in the third. He deserved to get the nod, but he won't be happy with that performance. That said, that's four British males into the quarter-finals now, and six out of seven still standing..."

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    But a bit more British success to tell you about. Thomas Stalker becomes the sixth GB boxer to earn a place in the Olympic quarter-finals after a strong 20-16 win over Manoj Kumar of India at the ExCeL.

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    Sorry to report that amid all the British triumph, GB's male basketballers can no longer qualify for the knock-out stages, with one game remaining. They blew a 15-point lead and went down 106-75 to Australia.

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    The football dream is over for London 2012 as Stuart Pearce's men join Hope Powell's women in being knocked out in the last eight.

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    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT- Great Britain 4-5 South Korea

    Daniel Sturridge is next for the hosts - he shimmies and SAVED!

    Ki Sungyueng of Celtic can win it for Korea - and he does. Great penalty.

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    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT- Great Britain 4-4 South Korea

    Ryan Giggs is up for GB - and he nets confidently!

    Park Jongwoo is up for South Korea - what a penalty that is. In the postage stamp.

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    Jess Ennis's coach, Antonio Minichiello, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live about the possibility of Ennis competing in the individual 100m hurdles on Monday: "We will have to wait and see. I am not going to commit to anything until I have spoken to the boss. We will see."

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    More from gold winner Mo Farrah: "It's never going to get any better than this it is the best moment of my life. It was just amazing, my legs were getting tired but the crowd gave me a huge lift. I want to thank everyone associated with me. "

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    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT- Great Britain 3-3 South Korea

    Substitute centre-half Craig Dawson is up for GB - and he rolls it down the middle.

    Then Hwang Seokho takes one for South Korea - and scores off the underside of the bar!

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    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT- Great Britain 2-2 South Korea

    Tom Cleverley is next up for Great Britain - and finds the corner off a two-step run up. Nicely done.

    Baek Sungdong is up for Korea - and scores.

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    I'm not sure whether anyone's interested at this stage, but Farah's training partner Galen Rupp won 10,000m silver in 27:30.90 while Tariku Bekele secured bronze in 27:31.42.

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    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT- Great Britain 1-1 South Korea

    Aaron Ramsey bravely steps up to take his third penalty of the night to start GB off - and buries it.

    Captain Koo Jacheol then steps up for South Korea - and scores.

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    More from Jessica Ennis after securing gold: "I honestly can't believe it after all the hard work and after the disappointment in Beijing. I am just so happy. I want to thank everyone who has supported me, they have been amazing. I am so thankful that everyone has helped me all this way. I just had to give it everything at the end. I just wanted to make sure I gave them something and bought it all home."

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    A sobbing Jessica Ennis stops to wipe away the uncontrolable tears of joy before finishing her interview with BBC's Phil Jones. "I'm so thankful to everyone who's helped me along the way," says the 36-year-old. "I told myself at the start that I'm only going to have one moment to do this in front of crowd a in London and I just wanted to give them a good show."

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the football in Cardiff

    "Arguably a game that deserves a penalty shoot-out. South Korea had the better chances but both teams have been pretty average. On a night when the golds have been rolling in for GB, Stuart Pearce's team must win this shoot-out to keep their medal hopes alive. "

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    Penalty shoot-out time in Cardiff, with Great Britain and South Korea locked at one apiece after 120 minutes.

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    FULL-TIME- Great Britain 1-1 South Korea

    You know what that means...

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    Veronica Campbell-Brown, the defending 200m Olympic champion, ensures it's gold and bronze for Jamaica with a season's best 10.81. Tianna Madison clocks 10.85 but, astonishingly, it isn't quick enough to finish on the podium.

    Tom Fordyce, BBC Sport chief sports writer at the Olympic Stadium

    "The greatest hour and night in the history of British athletics. Unassailable fact. Stick a fork in me - I'm done."

    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium

    "Britain's newly-crowned Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford stayed by the side of the track to watch Mo Farah's majestic 10,000m victory. As he finally made his way off the track and through to the waiting media, he was greeted with a huge hug and kiss from Farah's partner and daughter in congratulations."


    Daz, via text: "Loads will now say they are proud to be, I was born proud."

    David, via text: "We are looking out at the eastern horizon, and a giant Moon just rose, looking for all the world like a Giant. Gold. Medal. Go Team GB!"

    Ginny, via text: "Well done to ALL our GB team."

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    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is on her knees, unable to contain her emotions after becoming Olympic champion in the fastest women's 100m witnessed on this island.

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    GOLD MEDAL- Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jam (Women's 100m)

    The defending champion retains her title in 10.75, with America's Carmelita Jeter winning silver.

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    FOOTBALL- Great Britain 1-1 South Korea

    We are five minutes away from penalties in Cardiff. Oh the drama...

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    A tearful Farah carries a cuddly Wenlock, the London 2012 mascot, underneath his arms, or is that Mandeville, as he walks around the track to make sure the adoring fans in every part of the Stadium can have a glimpse of Britain's latest Olympic champion.

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    Gold medallist Greg Rutherford, speaking to BBC1: "I knew I was in great shape. I have probably one of the best teams in the world. They are incredible. I have the most amazing parents and the most beautiful girlfriend. I can't tell you how hard everyone has worked for me. I thought I would jump further than that but I don't care. I am an Olympic champion. What a night for British athletes, three gold medals out of three."

    Brendan Foster, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    On Farah's gold: "We have watched him for a long time, we have all supported him for a long time and what an amazing achievement. What a night and I think it shows we should always have the Olympic games in London."

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    Extraordinary scenes, extraordinary.

    Just to recap, Great Britain have won six gold medals today. SIX.

    Here are the winners in full:

    Alex Gregory, Pete Reed, Tom James, Andrew Triggs Hodge rowing - men's four

    Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking rowing - women's double sculls

    Dani King, Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell cycling - women's team pursuit

    Jessica Ennis women's heptathlon

    Greg Rutherford men's long jump

    Mo Farah men's 10,000m

  90. 2153:  
    Darren Campbell, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "I am just so proud of the athletes to go out there and deliver like they have. Everyone has slated our sport, it is a sport I have loved and given everything I have. But on the biggest stage of all, in London, we leave on the second night of athletics with three Olympic gold medals."

  91. 2151:  
    Mike Costello, BBC Sport athletics commentator

    "When the games were awarded to Britain the sport could not have been at a lower ebb. Who could have dreamt that seven years on, within the space of an hour, Britain would win three Olympic golds in the Olympic Arena. What a night for Mo Farah. What a night for British sport."


    Joanna Wood on Twitter: "Oh yes!! Oh yes!! Oh yes!! #GoMo"

    Gareth Rees on Twitter: "Greatest day in british sporting history ever!!!!!!! Go @teamgb !!!!! #London2012"

    Robert Hannam on Twitter: "#TeamGB hit a HOME RUN with bases loaded, Jess Ennis, Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah. GOLD for Great Britain. Well Done!"

  93. 2151:  
    Steve Cram, Olympic silver medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    On Mo Farrah winning gold: "Oh yes, the stadium erupts, three gold medals for Great Britain, what a night. The emotion comes pouring out. It's unbelievable, victorious, happy, glorious. Well his wife Tania is expecting twins so in all this excitement hold on Tanya.

  94. 2151: 

    Farah crosses the line and the crowd's reaction, I'm sure, could be heard across the capital. Farah's pregnant wife, Tania, and his daughter join him on the track and father gives daughter an all-embracing hug. A wonderful moment to conclude a wonderful evening.

    Mike Costello, BBC Sport athletics commentator

    "What a night! Three gold medals for Britain. Jess Ennis, Greg Rutherford and now Mo Farah - the first British athlete to win gold at this distance. He cannot believe the magnitude of what he has achieved."

  96. 2148: 
    EXTRA-TIME- Great Britain 1-1 South Korea

    It's into the second galf of extra-time in Cardiff by the way, where Stuart Pearce's side could do with Mo Farah up front. And Jess Ennis.

  97. 2146: 

    Mo Farah blows kisses to the air after becoming the first Briton to win the men's 10,000m.

  98. 2146: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Mo Farah, GB (Men's 10,000m)
  99. 2145: 

    200m remaining and the Brit is 2m ahead of Bekele, he kicks ahead on the turn and victory is within sight...

  100. 2144: 

    The bell rings and Farah gallops to the front....

  101. 2145: 
  102. 2144: 

    Farah looks as if he's strolling in the local park. He's shoulder to shoulder with Bekele, both leading with two laps remaining after a 66-second 400m.

  103. 2143: 

    Four laps remaining and Farah is lurking on leader Masai's shoulder. When will he move? He looks over his shoulder and sees Gebremariam overtaking him. The laid-back Brit worries not and lets the Ethiopian lead the pack.

    Katharine Merry, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "We are running out of laps and this is playing into the hands of Mo Farah. He is not looking stressed and he is looking very comfortable."

  105. 2142: 

    The crowd reacts to Farah's surge to third place with a thunderous roar. The Brit looks comfortable, bobbing along behind Bekele and Masai.

    Brendan Foster, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    Commentating on the 10,000m: "Now it's about gathering yourself, concentrating on your game plan and making it count. Mo Farah can be very dangerous in the final lap but so can other people."

  107. 2139: 

    Galen Rupp, Farah's training partner, has moved into fourth place. The pair are apparently inseparable in training and Farah needs to gain ground on the American - and Kenya's long-legged Masai who is galloping ahead at the front of the pack. Six laps to go...

    Brendan Foster, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    On the 10,000m: "The most important thing for Mo Farah is just to keep his concentration. It doesn't matter what happens in these opening stages, as long as he stays in a good position to push on. I think he is running a supreme race and I have seen nothing to suggest he won't win it."

  109. 2137: 

    "Farah is close enough to the front," says Brendan Foster although the gap between the Brit and leader Moses Masai is widening a little.

  110. 2131: 

    Phew! What an evening this has developed into at the Olympic Stadium. Could Mo Farah ensure the night finishes with spectacular pyrotechnics? Farah's wife Tania, who is seven months pregnant with twins, nervously watches on. There are 11 laps remaining and Zersenay Tadese is currently leading, with Farah in sixth place.

    Tom Fordyce, BBC Sport chief sports writer at the Olympic Stadium

    "Unprecedented scenes for British athletics. In the space of 10 minutes, Jess Ennis storms to heptathlon gold, Greg Rutherford wins a sensational long jump gold and Mo Farah sets off in pursuit of 10,000m gold. Unreal scenes all around, unreal atmosphere, unreal British performances."


    Ben, via text: "Anyone else noticed that eight of our last 11 medals have been Gold?! Come on Mo Farah you can make it nine out of 12."

  113. 2129: 

    This is the first time Great Britain has won five Olympic gold medals in one day since 1908.

    Crazy times.

  114. 2128:  
    Brendan Foster, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "This is the best and most exciting evening in the history of British athletics and one of the best and most exciting nights in Olympic history I would say."

  115. 2128: 
    EXTRA-TIME- Great Britain 1-1 South Korea

    We have kicked off in Cardiff. Remember, Great Britain can secure a semi-final spot against Brazil with a win here.

  116. 2128:  
    Darren Campbell, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    On Greg Rutherford's gold medal: "It is immense. He is so talented but he hasn't had that bit of luck to get onto the podium in a major championship before. This time he has had that little bit and now he is the Olympic champion. Greg Rutherford, take a bow."


    Octocopter on Twitter: "BOOOOM Gold for Greg. #OurGreatestTeam what a games. What an inspirational team of athletes. PROUD."

    James Farnfield on Twitter: "Best day for GB in Olympic History! #ComeOnGB"

    Scott Snedden on Twitter: "It's nights like this that make you proud to be British fantastic more gold amazing #teamGB"

  118. 2127: 

    Two golds in 20 minutes for Britain and Greg Rutherford becomes the first British man to claim long jump gold since Lynn 'the leap' Davies in 1964. The Briton's 8.31m effort was enough to push Mitchell Watt (8.16m) into silver and Will Claye (8.12m) into bronze. He didn't even have to jump a personal best!

    Jonathan Edwards, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics presenter

    On Greg Rutherford's gold medal: "Just remarkable. He is a massive, massive talent who has really struggled with injury. There aren't too many who would have had him down to win gold at the start of the Games or even the start of the day. I don't think he can believe it, I don't think anyone can believe it."

  120. 2124: 
    FULL-TIME- Great Britain 1-1 South Korea

    As if there wasn't enough drama going on in London right now - we are into extra-time in Cardiff...

  121. 2124:  
    Steve Cram, Olympic silver medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "Britain's Greg Rutherford is the Olympic champion. He took the competition by the scruff of the neck. His kit is off and he is ready to jump but he doesn't have to. He has won and it is unbelievable. We have seen Jess Ennis take gold and now Greg has taken gold."

  122. 2124: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Greg Rutherford, GBR (Men's long jump)

    Britain's Greg Rutherford points to the night sky after winning gold with a 8.31m leap.

  123. 2122: 

    There won't be two British medallists in the long jump. Chris Tomlinson cannot improve on his best effort of 8.07m and is set to finish in sixth place, with only a handful of jumpers left.


    Tom, via text: "Was so tense in our car we couldn't even talk!"

    Karl, via text: "Jess Ennis aside, Greg Rutherford is absolutely dominating this long jump final. If medals were given to the best jumps, he'd be in gold, silver and bronze position!"

  125. 2120: 

    Here we go then. Another event and there's another Brit on the track hoping to grab a gold medal. Britain's Mo Farah bounces up and down like Winnie the Pooh's Tigger, then walks towards the start line before setting off on his quest for Olympic glory.

    Darren Campbell, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "I think this could be the last time we see Jess Ennis perform in the heptathlon. She will maybe go on in the circuit, maybe run the 100m hurdles. For four years she is the Olympic champion and now she deserves to go and have fun, because the pressure is off."

  127. 2117: 

    Two minutes to go in Cardiff...


    GB cyclist Mark Cavendish on Twitter: "I don't normally stand up off the sofa for much other than cycling, but I did just that while watching @J_Ennis bring home heptathlon Gold!"

    GB cyclist Chris Hoy on Twitter: "That's how to do it!! Finish the job in style! Just superb @J_Ennis !!!!"

    GB diver Tom Daley on Twitter: "Absolutely amazing Jess!!! Congratulations! Moment of the games right there!!!"

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the football in Cardiff

    "Arguably the loudest cheer of the night as Ryan Giggs comes off the bench for GB here in the Millennium Stadium. GB have been much better after the break, but that isn't saying all that much. It is very edgy now, and a late goal for someone will surely see them through."

    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium

    "Jessica Ennis has achieved the ultimate. With the weight of an expectant nation upon her shoulders and with many hanging the gold medal around her neck years ago, she has secured an Olympic title, on her debut, at her home Games.

    "It doesn't get any bigger for the Sheffield girl who has run, jumped and thrown herself into the British records books with 6955 points.

    "She looked as though she didn't know whether to cheer or cry as she crossed the finish line, arms aloft. The 80,000-strong crowd still haven't stopped clapping. What a night for British athletics."

  131. 2114:  
    Darren Campbell, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "I am just speechless. What we have witnessed is something great. I said at the start that Jess Ennis could leave this stadium the way Daley Thompson left the stadium. Everything throughout the country has been about Jess Ennis and to deal with all of that and put in the performance she has has helped settle the nerves of all the British athletes. I am speechless but I am glad I am because this is Jess's moment."

  132. 2114: 

    The medals just keep coming, what an amazing night in the Olympic Stadium in London.

    Mo Farah sets the noise levels up a further notch as he emerges for his 10,000m final, while Greg Rutherford remains in the lead in the long jump. He has one more jump to go.

  133. 2114:  
    Michael Johnson, Four-time Olympic champion & BBC Sport pundit

    On Ennis's gold medal performance: "This is an phenomenal performance. After suffering the disappointment of missing Beijing through injury, she then comes back at a home Olympics, to prove to everyone that she is the best and not only that but she can perform under incredible pressure and win gold. I am truly happy for her."

  134. 2113: 

    Tears and smiles from Ennis as she walks around the track, soaking in the applause, after breaking the British record with 6955 points. Russia's Tatyana Chernova (6628 points) had to settle for silver while Ukraine's Lyudmyla Yosypenko (6618 points) secured bronze.

  135. 2112: 

    BBC Radio 5 live's Mark Pougatch: "There are some 70,000 people watching Team GB against South Korea and they just broke into one voice shouting 'there is only one Jess Ennis' when they heard the news."

  136. 2112: 

    Away from the athletics momentarily, and it's still Great Britain 1-1 South Korea in the final 10 minutes in Cardiff. We could be going into extra-time here.


    GB footballer Eniola Aluko on Twitter: "ENNIS!!!! Gold. Amazing. Inspirational. Masses of expectation and she's brought it home!! #TeamGB"

    Paul Dickenson, BBC athletics commentator

    On Jessica Ennis' gold: "She is the best all-round athlete in the world, she has smashed her British record, she hasn't just won, she has dominated the opposition. She has made her dream come true."

  139. 2107: 

    Jessica Ennis may not be the only British athletics gold medal tonight. Greg Rutherford has just extended his lead in the long jump with a fourth-round leap of of 8.31. German Sebastian Bayer is second with 8.10, while another Briton, Chris Tomlinson, has extended his best effort to 8.07m to go back into a share of third place with American Will Claye.


    Sam Holloway on Twitter: "Stunning. Absolutely stunning. Jess has blasted through the hype and delivered GOLD!"

    Katrina Clare Cook on Twitter: "Well Done Jessica Ennis! You had me screaming at the TV for you! You're amazing! A true idol! #TeamGB"

    Andrew Houlton on Twitter: "I'm a full grown man nearly in tears as jess ennis wins gold #TeamGB well done girl"

    Katharine Merry, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "I just cannot believe it. Someone said to her that she has ice running through her veins. I can't imagine what it is like to stand behind the line for seven events. Absolutely awesome."

  142. 2107:  
    Denise Lewis, BBC SportATHLETICS

    On Jessica Ennis winning gold: "It's hard to find the words. We have witnessed greatness, we have witnessed someone who had a dream come and deliver on the world stage. People love her, they really do, she is by far one of the most loved athletes around. I am honoured to have witnessed this."

  143. 2106: 

    Ennis gulped in as much oxygen as she could at the finishing line, as you'd expect, before finding her second wind to walk around the track with the national flag draped around her 5ft 5in frame.

  144. 2104: 

    Jessica Ennis led after one lap, lost the lead - not that it mattered - before finishing the race as every champion does - in first place in 2:08.65.

    Mike Costello, BBC Sport athletics commentator

    "What a special special night for Jess Ennis and British Athletics. For three years everyone has said we should wrap her in cotton wool and that is the reason why. She is the Olympic champion."

  146. 2102: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Jessica Ennis GB (heptathlon)

    The Briton overtakes her rivals at the bend to win the 800m and becomes Olympic champion.

  147. 2101: 

    Jessica Ennis leads at the bell.

    Katharine Merry, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "This is the moment that will change Jess Ennis's life forever."

  149. 2100: 

    Shoelaces tied? Check. Bib glued onto vest? Check. Ear-splitting cheers from crowd? Check. I think we're ready. Is Jessica Ennis ready? We hope so. She has around a 13-second cushion lead going into this race. On your marks...

  150. 2059: 
    Steve Cram, Olympic silver medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    On Katarina Johnson-Thompson: "She is a gutsy gutsy young athlete. She told me her least favourite event was the 800m but she has just shown what she can do if she ever needs to do well in this event to win a medal."

  152. 2057: 

    Jess Ennis is about to go off in her 800m, but team-mate Katarina Johnson-Thompson has just set a new British junior heptathlon record.

    The future is bright, the future is Jo-To.

    Ian Thorpe, Five-time Olympic champion and BBC Sport analyst on Michael Phelps

    "We are seeing the end of the era of Phelps dominance in the pool and this is a fitting finale and one he deserved. He is the most successful swimmer at this competition. He is an extraordinary athlete, a phenomenal performer. It is a title and an achievement I don't think I will ever see again."

    Michael Johnson, Four-time Olympic champion & BBC Sport pundit

    "Jess Ennis will not start celebrating before it is time. She will remain focussed. It is a seven event competition and she will stay focused as she has done so far."

    Jonathan Edwards, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics presenter

    "The last time we had two men in the long jump final was in 1964, which was also the last time we won the event, Lyn Davies taking gold."

  156. 2052: 

    South Korea goalkeeper Sungryong Jung and Micah Richards have both had to come off after that mighty collision.

    We are into the last half hour.

  157. 2049: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Ilya Ilyin, KAZ (Men's -94kg weightlifting)

    Ilyin shatters the world record to become the first weightlifter to defend his crown. He lifted a combined total of 418kg.

  158. 2047: 

    Great Britain are pushing for a goal in Cardiff, and Micah Richards takes an almighty clobbering as he goes up for a header and collides with the South Korean goalkeeper.

    Unsurprisingly, the keeper also gets clattered, but it looks like the end of the night for Richards.

    West Brom's Craig Dawson is stripped and ready to come on - but Richards is limping around the sidelines and may stay on here.

  159. 2043: 

    In under 15 minutes, Jessica Ennis will be limbering up for the last event of the heptathlon. The first 800m race of that competition has just finished and was won by Norway's Ida Marcussen (2:13.62). Britain's Louise Hazel earned 840 points after clocking 2:18.78.

  160. 2043: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Sandra Perkovic, CRO (Women's discus)

    Sandra Perkovic takes gold in the women's discus with a national record of 69.11m, with Russia's Darya Pischalnikova claiming silver with 67.56m, and China's Li Yanfeng taking bronze (67.22).

  161. 2042: 
    GOLD MEDAL- United States (Men's 4x100m medley relay)

    Michael Phelps finishes his swimming career with his 18th Olympic gold medal, and his 22nd overall, as the United States win the 4x100m medley relay.

  162. 2041: 

    Michael Phelps's swimming career is over as he hands over with the USA miles clear...

  163. 2039: 

    Japan take the lead in the medley relay, a smidge ahead of the United States. Here comes Phelps.

  164. 2039: 

    Great Britain end the first leg of the 4x100m medley relay in equal third...

  165. 2039: 

    Greg Rutherford brushes off the sand from his vest top and shakes his head, a tad unhappy after a 8.14m jump. Don't worry, Greg, it's still the second-best leap into the pit we've seen this evening. The Briton, who equalled the British record of 8.35m earlier his year, leads the field by 14cm.

  166. 2038: 

    The relay is away - the final race in Michael Phelps' extraordinary career.

    Adrian Moorhouse, Olympic swimming gold medallist and BBC pundit

    "There is so much talent in the USA team, so many gold medals. You just cannot see beyond them."

  168. 2035: 
    KICK-OFF- Great Britain 1-1 South Korea

    We are back in play in Cardiff, where Team GB need to step it up several gears in the second half.

    Ian Thorpe, Five-time Olympic champion and BBC Sport analyst

    "It is an era finishing. This is Michael Phelps' last race. He should be marched around the pool for what he has accomplished. To be able to witness Michael Phelps in this race, just enjoy it."

  170. 2033: 

    Great Britain have a team in this men's medley relay - GB go in lane five, in between the US and Australia. It's all about Michael Phelps here though as he chases down his 22nd Olympic medal, and probably an 18th gold.



    GB 400m hurdle runner Dai Greene on Twitter: "Not how I wanted to get there but I'm in the final. Been given lane 3. Thanks for all the messages of support."

  172. 2032: 

    Shana Cox, seventh in the women's 400m semi-finals, told BBC1: "Obviously it was not the race I planned for or the time I wanted. I just need to go away and look over some things and work it out. The crowd is amazing, having an entire stadium calling for you is brilliant, I couldn't ask for anything else."

  173. 2026: 

    The Russian bursts outs of the blocks as if she has rockets underneath her spikes. Predictably, she tires towards the end but manages to withstand the onrushing DeeDee Trotter to finish in 49.81, the quickest time of the evening. Krivoshapka, America's Trotter and Jamaica's Novelene Williams-Mills all qualify to the final from that race.

  174. 2024: 

    Michael Phelps is set for another crack at a medal shortly in the men's 4x100m medley relay. He must be sick of the sight of them by now.

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the football in Cardiff

    "GB will feel disappointed not to lead at the break after missing the second of their two penalties. However, neither spot kick from Aaron Ramsey was particularly convincing, even if the first sneaked under the keeper. Besides, GB were outplayed for long periods and South Korea deserved to go in front. On the balance of play, GB should be happy to be on level terms."

  176. 2021: 

    He's flying! Greg Rutherford goes all Les Dawson, pursing his lips as he steps out of the pit, but it was a fantastic effort from the Milton Keynes athlete who flies through the air a splendid 8.21m with his second attempt.

  177. 2021: 
    HALF-TIME- Great Britain 1-1 South Korea
  178. 2021: 
    WORLD RECORD- United States (Women's 4x100m medley relay)

    Claire Donahue, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer and Missy Franklin break the world record in the women's 4x100m medley relay with a time of three minutes 52.05 seconds.

  179. 2016: 

    Amantle Montsho leaves it late but overtakes Francena McCorory (50.19) to finish a nose ahead of the American in 50.15. Britain's Shana Cox was a disappointing seventh.

  180. 2019: 
    GOLD MEDAL- United States (Women's 4x100m medley relay)

    United States take gold in the women's 4x100m relay from Australia, with Japan settling for bronze.

    Mark Lawrenson, Football Analyst

    "It was a very similar penalty to the first one and again it was not particularly well taken. In the end it was a scruffy but comfortable save."

  182. 2015: 

    Great Britain's Daniel Fogg, who finished eighth in men's 1500m freestyle told BBC1: "I am hurting a little bit after yesterday morning's heat swimming. It was really hard tonight. Now, I switch focus to the 10k in a week's time. I am looking forward to swimming in that. It is completely different type of swimming."

  183. 2015:  
    Michael Johnson, Four-time Olympic champion & BBC Sport pundit

    "She [Christine Ohuruogu] looks very, very good. She ran a very smart race, a very conservative race. She positions herself brilliantly, showed great, great strength that allowed her to separate from her two competitors and get into that final. She will be very happy with that."

  184. 2015: 

    Britain's Chris Tomlinson leaps to the top of the long jump leaderboard with a 8.06m jump in his first attempt. He's eight centimetres ahead of Will Claye of America after one attempt. Greg Rutherford, who was regarded as Britain's better medal hope of the two, seemed to be going through the air in reverse with a 6.28m opener. I'm sure it was just a warm up.

  185. 2015: 

    The women's 4x100m medley relay is away...

  186. 2013: 
    GOLD MEDAL- China (Women's team epee)

    China win gold in the women's team epee thanks to a 39-25 win over South Korea. The United States take bronze.

  187. 2010: 

    Wales captain Aaron Ramsey again takes the spot-kick, again it is not the greatest connection along the floor but this time the goalkeeper keeps it out. Poor effort.

  188. 2009: 

    Daniel Sturridge is tripped inside the area and another penalty is given. Remarkable.

  189. 2008: 

    Next up in the swimming is the women's 4x100m medley relay, and here's the British team.

    Backstroke - Gemma Spofforth - the final race of her career

    Breakstroke - Siobhan-Maria O'Connor

    Butterfly - Ellen Gandy

    Freestyle - Fran Halsall

  190. 2006: 

    Such was the warmth of the crowd, Christine Ohuruogu could not but help break into a wide smile as she was introduced to the fans. No smiles after the defending champion crosses the line in second spot with a season's best time of 50.22, behind winner Sanya Richards-Ross. The Brit finished strongly in the last 50m, closing the gap on the American with every step.

    Mark Lawrenson, Football Analyst

    "Like the goal at the other end it has gone through the goalkeeper. That is a lifeline for Team GB, we have been outplayed so far in this half."

  192. 2005: 
    GOAL- Great Britain (Aaron Ramsey, 36 mins) 1-1 South Korea

    Only just. Only just. But Aaron Ramsey draws Great Britain level with a penalty which squirms under the body of goalkeeper Sungryong Jung.

  193. 2004: 

    While he declared himself "devastated" after his 400m hurdles semi-final run, all is not lost for Dai Greene. The Welshman ran 48.19 from lane seven, only 0.35secs outside the personal best of 47.84 he set recently. In Monday's final at 2045 BST, he will at least be able to see all his main rivals outside him. Greene will be in lane three - the second lane from the inside, with only Kerron Clement inside him in lane two - with Angelo Taylor next to him in lane four, Javier Culson in five, Michael Tinsley in six, and Felix Sanchez in seven. Apart from Greene and Culson, all the other six athletes in the final ran season's best times in the semi-finals.

  194. 2003: 

    Ryan Bertrand scuffs his shot inside the area against Jaesuk Oh and the referee gives a penalty for handball.

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the football in Cardiff

    "GB have played an African, Arab and South American side so far at the Games. They have coped pretty well against all of them but right now they are struggling against the brilliantly organised South Korean side that stand between them and a place in the last four.

    "GB will need to find some means of breaking them down because Dongwon Ji's brilliant strike has given South Korea a deserved lead."

  196. 2002: 

    Croatia's European champion and former world silver medallist Sandra Perkovic is leading the women's discuss final with a 68.11m throw in her second attempt. China's Yanfeng Li (67.22m) is in silver position, while Cuba's Yarelys Barrios (66.38m) is third.

    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the aquatics centre

    "What a phenomenal swim by China's Yang Sun, who adds Olympic gold to his world crown, oh and throws in a three second world record as well.

    "He was fired up before the race after a member of the public caused him to false start and he's overcome by emotion again, smashing the water, climbing onto the lane rope, bursting into tears… but when you've just achieved what he has - I think you're pretty much excused of any overly exuberant behaviour!"

  198. 1959: 
    GOAL- Great Britain 0-1 South Korea (Dongwon Ji, 29 mins)

    I'll have to take some of the blame for this one, as it's a mistake from Great Britain goalkeeper Jack Butland. Sunderland striker Dongwon Ji gets plenty behind his shot from range, and it does swerve in the air, but Butland misses the ball and it flies into the net.

    A deserved lead for South Korea, it has to be said.

  199. 1959: 
    WORLD RECORD- Yang Sun, CHN (Men's 1500m freestyle)

    Yang Sun takes nearly three seconds out of the men's 1500m freestyle world record as he wins in a time of 14 minutes 31.02 seconds.

  200. 1957: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Yang Sun, CHN (Men's 1500m freestyle)

    A massive win for world champion Yang Sun in the men's 1500m freestyle, as he smashes the world record apart.

  201. 1956:  
    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport

    Jack Green has the words "long" and "strong" printed in green marker pen on the inside of his left forearm. He says there were reminders during the race to ensure he keeps his stride rhythm. Sadly, it didn't help him tonight as he smacked into the third hurdle. With sore and bloodied knees, Green tells me he's now looking forward to the relay.

    "Hopefully I get a run in the relay and can get a medal there," says the Brit. "Then come back in four years time and win an Olympic gold. I need to clean up my knees, which as you can see, are very bloody now."

  202. 1955: 

    Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare has a terrible start, but pumps those arms to thunder through, pipping Tianna Madison on the line in 10.92seconds. Ivory Coast's Murielle Ahoure (11.01secs) joins Kelly-Ann Baptiste as the fastest losers in tonight's final (21:55BST).

  203. 1954: 

    The men's long jump final is starting soon.

    Remember the 1991 worlds final in Tokyo? A classic duel between Carl Lewis and Mike Powell, one of the great finals.

    Anyway, let's hope this one is half as good. Not just because we have two British lads involved, Greg Rutherford and Chris Tomlinson.

  204. 1948: 

    Jack Butland - whose value has increased approximately 300% since he was first named in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2012 England squad - again shows his quality with a flying save to keep out a rising drive from South Korea's Dongwon Ji.

    Yes that is the man who plays for Sunderland, and Park Chu-young of Arsenal then goes close with a flying header at the back stick.

    South Korea on top at the minute.

  205. 1947: 

    The defending champion has such a comfortable lead that she can ease up in the final few meters and still clock 10.85seconds to qualify along with American Allyson Felix, who finished second in 10.94secs. Trinidad and Tobago's Kelly-Ann Baptiste was third and her time of 11.00secs might be enough to see her through as one of the fastest qualifiers.

  206. 1945: 

    That men's 1500m freestyle is well underway, the marathon of swimming finals - in the pool anyway.

    Kerri-Anne Payne will swim in the proper marathon, the 10km open water, at the Serpentine next Friday, 10 August.

    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the aquatics centre

    "Controversy at the start of the men's 1500m final as a member of the public makes a noise just as the swimmers are about to be started, causing China's world champion Yang Sun to false start.

    "Sense prevails though and after smashing his fist into the water in frustration he climbs out and starts the race with the other seven finalists, which includes Great Britain's Daniel Fogg."

  208. 1942: 

    Abiodun Oyepitan on BBC1: "It's been a bit mixed. I'm not happy with my race. I got out OK but the latter part of my race wasn't great. I wanted to be in the final so I'm disappointed, I can't lie. It wasn't meant to be."


    Colin, Herts, via text on 81111: "Just had a fabulous family day at the Olympic Park. Only down side was Team GB losing in the hockey. Thank you, London 2012."

    Frank Smith at a wedding in Norfolk, via text: "Your text updates are fantastic! Checking your updates between speeches is getting me in trouble however!"

    Michael, via text: "Trying to book tickets for the Paralympics. It's almost as heartstopping as watching the cycling. Almost..."

    Keep up the checking Frankie boy - those speeches can really drag at a wedding...

  210. 1940: 

    There's been little to report from the opening 10 minutes in Cardiff. Craig Bellamy - who has been excellent all tournament - again looks a threat down the right for Great Britain in the opening exchanges.

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the football in Cardiff

    "The South Korea fans inside the Millennium Stadium are obviously hugely outnumbered but boy are they making some noise. The sound of crashing cymbals and banging drums is holding up well against the chants of GB (many claps follow). A fairly even start to the game."

    Ian Thorpe, Five-time Olympic champion and BBC Sport analyst

    "Eight one hundredths of a second you cannot see with your eye. It was a fantastic effort from Fran Halsall, I think she'll be quite happy with it. It was a good swim."

  213. 1939: 

    Fran Halsall missed out on a bronze medal by eight hundredths of a second there. Very unlucky.

  214. 1939: 

    The American pushes Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown into second place with a late surge in the last 10m to cross the line in 10.83seconds. Britain's Abiodun Oyepitan was the last female home in 11.36secs.

  215. 1935: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Ranomi Kromowidjojo, NED (Women's 50m freestyle)

    It's double gold for Ranomi Kromowidjojo in the pool as she takes the 50m title to go with her 100m gong earlier in the week. Fran Halsall is fifth.

  216. 1933: 

    The next event on the track is the women's 100m semi-finals and there are three races, with world champion Carmelita Jeter running in the first semi-final, while defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce competes in the second semi-final alongside world bronze medallist Kelly-Ann Baptiste and European champion Ivet Lalova. Former long jump champion Tianna Madison will run in the third semi. We just like to keep you up to date with such things.

    Ian Thorpe, Five-time Olympic champion and BBC Sport analyst

    "This is a splash and dash so Fran Halsall has a chance of picking up a medal she does not expect."

  218. 1930: 
    KICK-OFF- Great Britain v South Korea

    Game on in Cardiff as Stuart Pearce's side look for a place in the last four...

  219. 1929: 

    Jack Green on BBC Radio 5 live on his exit from the 400m hurdles in the semi-final: "I got too close to the hurdle, there was a bit of a wind and I overstrode it. I went straight into it and showed my lack of experience, of being 20 and being a bit of an idiot when it comes to hurdles. There's a lot of things I could call myself."

    Garth Crooks, BBC football analyst

    "Courage is important tonight. If we don't get past this particular game we have no future. It's an important the young lads grow up tonight."

    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Ryan Giggs is my captain and he's on the bench! What you lose in legs you gain in experience, Ryan Giggs should play."

  222. 1928: 

    The first swimming final of the night is about to start - and Fran Halsall is in action for Britain in the women's 50m freestyle. Get in there Fran...

    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the aquatics centre

    "Whilst those in the Olympic stadium look set for an incredible night with Jess Ennis closing in on heptathlon gold, here in the pool we'll have our own moment of history as the most successful Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps, ends his career.

    "The 21-time Olympic medallist and 17-time champion has the opportunity to claim a final title in the 4x100m medley relay.

    "In the women's equivalent former world champion Gemma Spofforth will lead out the British team on the backstroke leg in her final race before retirement.

    "GB have one last realistic medal hope in Fran Halsall who goes in the 50m freestyle, although the men's 4x100m medley relay team looked strong is yesterday's heats."

  224. 1923: 

    Rhys Williams on BBC1: "I gave it my all and it was not good enough - it pains me to say it. I've had a great time and I'm gutted it's come to an end. It was set up for me tonight as I had the easiest of the semi-finals."

  225. 1922:  
    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport

    "Shoulders slumped, eyes to the floor, Dai Greene walks through the mixed zone the vision of disappointment. He has one word for me before he found out he made the final, sullenly skulking past: "Gutted!"

  226. 1919: 

    America's Michael Tinsley wins the final 400m hurdles race of the evening in 48.18secs, ahead of Jamaica's Leford Green who also qualifies. Dai Greene, I assume, breathes a sigh of relief after going through as one of the two fastest losers, although his time of 48.19secs was the sixth fastest time of the evening. Rhys Williams was fourth in 49.63secs.

  227. 1917: 

    The last semi-finals of the 400m hurdles is about to get under way and Brit Rhys Williams cuts a relaxed figure, jovial waving to the crowd. This race is expected to be slower than the other two so ideally GB fans would like Williams to finish in the top two in a slow time to allow Greene through as fastest loser.

  228. 1913: 

    Jack Green fails to complete the race after crashing into a hurdle. Javier Culson (47.93secs) finishes a smidgeon ahead of America's Angelo Taylor (47.95) and, at the moment, Dai Greene is still the second fastest loser.

  229. 1912: 

    Ed Clancy is up to fourth in the omnium overall after the final race of the day.

    He has three more races to come tomorrow.

  230. 1910: 

    The three men who finished ahead of Greene, two - Sanchez and Kerron Clement - ran a season's best and one, Gordon, broke Trinidad and Tobago's national record. Time to move on, Jack Green is competing in the second heat and has this season's top performer Javier Culson in the next llane to his right...


    GB women's footballer Karen Carney on Twitter: "Am gutted we are out, really am sad but I will be cheering the lads tonight and all the other GB athletes still competing! Let's go team GB"

  232. 1908: 
    LINE-UPS- Great Britain v South Korea (19:30 BST)

    Great Britain: Butland, Taylor, Richards, Caulker, Bertrand, Cleverley, Allen, Bellamy, Ramsey, Sinclair, Sturridge. Subs: Steele, Rose, Dawson, Giggs, Tomkins, Cork, Sordell.

    South Korea: Sung-Ryong Jung, Chang-Soo Kim, Hwang, Young-Kwon Kim, Yun, Jong-Woo Park, Ki, Nam, Koo, Ji, Chu-Young Park. Subs: Lee, Oh, Kee-Hee Kim, Bo-Kyung Kim, Baek, Wooyoung Jung, Hyung-Sung Kim.

    Referee: Wilmar Roldan Perez (Colombia)

  233. 1907:  
    Michael Johnson, Four-time Olympic champion & BBC Sport punditATHLETICS

    "He didn't look very smooth or like himself. It was always going to be a tough race. Dai needed to treat this race like a final so something's gone wrong. He never made the adjustment at 200 metres."

  234. 1907: 

    Dai Greene on BBC1: "I can't believe it. I was going down the home straight and couldn't catch them. I don't know what I wasn't there. I'm devastated. I'm shocked and feel like I've let everyone down."

  235. 1906:  
    Colin Jackson, BBC Sport athletics punditATHLETICS

    "This was a very difficult race. Dai was always going to be the rabbit and they picked on him. He will be frustrated and angry."

  236. 1905: 

    Felix Sanchez (47.76) was first around the lap in that 400m hurdles semi-final and he qualifies along with Jehue Gordon, who ran 47.96. Two fastest losers go through so Greene followers have a nervous wait ahead of them. A shocked Greene was lying flat on his back after that race, unable to believe he didn't finish in the top two.

  237. 1905: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- United States (Women's team fencing)

    United States take bronze in the women's team epee competition, outscoring Russia 31-30. That would have been a classic moment if the Cold War was still on.

    Tom Fordyce, BBC Sport chief sports writer at the Olympic Stadium

    "Febrile atmosphere inside the big one. These are special nights to be at the heart of the Olympics: Jess Ennis awaiting her two-lap coronation; Mo Farah aiming to add Olympic 10,000m gold to his World 5,000m title; Greg Rutherford and Chris Tomlinson going for long jump glory in a wide-open competition; the fastest women on the planet racing for 100m gold. In the next three hours we shall see it all."

  239. 1902: 

    Greene quickly overtakes Kurt Couto on his outside lane but trails in fourth with two hurdles remaining and is unable to make up the ground, dipping home in 48.19. Has the world champion failed to reach the final? We don't know yet.

  240. 1902: 

    As ever, it's been wall-to-wall sport today.

    We've had GB golds in the rowing and on the velodrome, near-misses in the triathlon, a 9.88 second 100m run in the heats, and plenty more besides.

    Unless you are living the life of riley, you probably will have missed some of the action, but fear not.

    You can read every moment in our live text commentaries from the morning, and the afternoon sessions.


    Steve Cram, Olympic silver medallist and BBC athletics commentatorATHLETICS

    "We're all nervous."

  242. 1901: 
    Great Britain v South Korea (19:30 BST)

    BBC Sport's Paul Fletcher reports: "Nobody could accuse GB coach Stuart Pearce of lacking the guts to make tough decisions. He left David Beckham out of his 18-man squad and for the second game in a row skipper Ryan Giggs starts from the bench in the Welsh capital. If GB defeat South Korea tonight they will reach the last four and Pearce keeps faith with the XI that defeated Uruguay 1-0."

  243. 1900: 

    Time to turn our attention to the 400m men's hurdles first though where world champion and the toast of Wales, Dai Greene, is being introduced to his adoring public before the semi-final. The Welshman, sternly, raises his arms in the air and looks as focused as a heavyweight boxer before a world title bout. He looks like he means business.

  244. 1900: 
    FOOTBALL- Brazil 3-2 Honduras

    Brazil survive a major scare to book their place in the semi-finals of the men's football with a 3-2 win over 10-man Honduras.

    They will play the winner of Great Britain v South Korea - a game which kicks off at 19:30 BST.

  245. 1858: 

    Smelly Ian in Peterborough, via text on 81111: "I need a shower but daren't leave the telly and laptop."

    Amazing Paul, London, via text: "Track Cycling, Road Cycling, Rowing so far. There have been some truly brilliant performances from all teamGB athletes. Congratulations to all the gold medallists."

    Helen & Len on the train home from the Games: "Thanks to BBC for keeping us up to date with GB's latest golden success."

  246. 1857: 

    2000 Olympic heptathlon champion Denise Lewis on BBC1: "Jess is on the verge and on the cusp. Having to really dig deep in the long jump was incredible. She really used the crowd and it was priceless. She has a date with destiny - destiny to become the Olympic champion. She's got enough of a lead and she can 'enjoy' the 800 metres."

  247. 1854: 

    Two British golds? Heck, make that three. If you can't be optimistic at 1854 on a Saturday night then when can you. Greg Rutherford and Chris Tomlinson compete in the men's long jump final (19:55 BST). The pair qualified fourth and fifth respectively for the final with only two athletes achieving the automatic qualification standard of 8.10m so the Brits have a chance. Defending champion Irving Saldino failed to reach the final and Rutherford predicts an "exciting" evening.

    "I have never been in a stadium like this where everybody is behind you and I think it genuinely does give us an advantage. It feels brilliant," said Rutherford.

  248. 1852: 

    Even though it seems the nation is on the verge of exploding into Jennis-mania we must not forget about Mo Farah, or little Mo as some call him. The Brit was a few steps short from winning the 10,000m at last year's world championships, an experience, he says, he has learnt from, and the Somalia-born Londoner is confident of going one better tonight. Could it be two British golds in one sublime evening of athletics? Mo follows Ennis at 21:15BST.

  249. 1848: 

    The Sheffield lass, the anointed face of the Games, is in the last heat of the 800m and the starter's bang is expected to explode at 20:59 BST. That means you have time to watch Dad's Army over on BBC Two, although if you opt for Captain Mainwaring then Britain's finest athletes will be a tad offended and you will miss a heap of Olympic action. The choice is yours.

  250. 1844: 

    Yes, a nation is holding its breath; waiting and expecting Jessica Ennis to be crowned Olympic champion. The Brit has a 188-point lead heading into tonight's final event and is on course for gold after impressive performances in the long jump and javelin on a sunny morning in front of 80,000 fervent fans.

    Here's the deal: If Ennis runs the 800m in about two minutes and 10 seconds her nearest challenger, Lithuania's Austra Skujyte, will need to clock close to one minute 57 seconds to win (her personal best is 2:15.92, set in Athens 2004). Ennis's personal best is 2:07.81 but if she completes two laps in 2:05.69 she could become the fourth woman in history to score 7,000 points. It could be a memorable evening.


    Former GB triple jumper & Olympic gold medallist Jonathan Edwards on Twitter: "Tonight might prove to be the greatest night in the history of British athletics #London2012"

  252. 1840: 

    A very good evening to you! Sometimes watching a repeat of the Generation Game and a takeaway pizza is the best you can hope for on a Saturday night. Tonight is different. Very different. Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, there's a party at the Olympic Stadium and Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah are the hosts, hopefully the golden hosts.

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