London 2012 Olympics: Day 15 evening session

Mo Farah adds a stunning 5,000m gold to his 10,000m title, boxer Luke Campbell wins Britain's 28th gold and diver Tom Daley wins bronze in the 10m platform final.

11 August 2012 Last updated at 23:30

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  1. 2311: 

    If you've not had your fill, Olympics Tonight is currently on BBC One and Dan Walker will be on your screens with Sportsday at 00:15.

    It's been another superb day hasn't it?

    This party has to come to an end sometime though, and it's kicking out time tomorrow. Join us here from 08:00 BST as we wrap the shindig up.

    See you there.

  2. 2304: 

    There have been many memorable moments today but watching Usain Bolt and Mo Farah trade celebrations after their medal ceremonies was one which caused almost everyone to break out into smiles of Olympic proportions. If you missed the cheeky duo's japes then you can watch it again on this website.

    Nick Mullins, BBC Sport taekwondo commentator

    "I'm not sure we'll see Molfetta on the beat in Rome next week. I think he's earned himself a holiday."

  4. 2251: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Carlo Molfetta, ITA (Men's +80kg, taekwondo

    The Italian policeman wins a dramatic taekwondo gold after being awarded victory over Anthony Obame by superiority.

    Sam Sheringham, BBC Sport

    "The last fight of the night is a real slugfest between heavyweights Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine and Clemente Russo of Italy. Giant Ukrainian world champion Usyk gets the 14-11 verdict and celebrates with a bizarre jig in the middle of the ring that involves limbs flinging uncontrollably in all directions and finishes with him on his knees with his arms in the air. No points for artistic merit there, but I won't go telling that to his face."

  6. 2250: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Oleksandr Usyk, UKR (Men's heavyweight boxing)

    Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk wins the gold medal in the men's heavyweight division, with a 14-11 win over Italy's Clemente Russo.

  7. 2246: 

    It could be chaos in Stratford later - the German lads are out on the lash.

    After they sealed gold by beating the Netherlands 2-1, Benjamin Wess said: "We will have more than a few beers.

    "In Beijing we trashed Germany House, watch, we will do the same tonight."

    John Amaechi, Former NBA basketball player

    "This USA team are good to watch, they are good for basketball. This entire tournament has been good for women's basketball."

    Nick Hope, BBC Sport

    "GB diving performance director Alexei Evangulov reveals he had a bet with the British athletes that if any of them won a medal he would shave his head. "I will be bald tomorrow!" shouts the Russian who is still soaking after diving into the pool to celebrate Tom Daley's Olympic bronze medal."

  10. 2237: 
    GOLD MEDAL- United States (Women's basketball)

    It was never in doubt. United States crush France 86-50 to win the women's basketball and remain unbeaten since the 1992 Games.


    TV presenter Tim Lovejoy on Twitter: "Please @BBCSport could you keep showing all the sports all the time on TV. Bring back Grandstand. Many thanks. Tim."

  12. 2232: 

    Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley on BBC Three: "I gave it my best shot, I gave it absolutely everything. The retaken dive (because of camera flash bulbs) is one down side to having a home crowd. I can't wait to see my family and have a massive bundle! To be honest I was very nervous. I went in to it with a do-or-die mentality.

    "I put everything into it. I was in first place going into the last round but didn't have the degree of difficulty I needed (to hold on for gold). The main aim here was to get a medal. To see Alexei (Evangulov) the national performance director happy - at the beginning of the year he was telling me I was fat! I've lost seven-and-a-half kilos. I've made so many changes and I can't wait to go and eat what I like. Olympic bronze medal - I can't believe it!"

  13. 2229: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Milica Mandic, SRB (Women's +67kg, taekwondo)

    Serbia's Milica Mandic wins gold for Serbia with a 9-7 triump over France's Anne-Caroline Graffe.

    Sam Sheringham, BBC Sport

    "It's a tight old tussle but Ryota Murata sneaks past Brazil's Esquiva Falcao 14-13 to win Japan's first boxing gold medal since Tokyo 1964. The crucial moment comes in the third round when Falcao is penalised two points for holding his opponent - without that penalty the gold would be heading to Brazil."

  15. 2219: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Ryota Murata, JPN (Men's middleweight, boxing)

    Ryota Murata beats Brazil's Esquiva Falcao Florentino 14-12 to win boxing gold for Japan.


    Great Britain boxer Josh Taylor: "Want to say a massive well done to my GB team mate Luke Campbell. Simply an amazing achievement ! Olympic champion :)"

  17. 2217: 
    MEDAL CEREMONY- Luke Campbell, GB (Men's bantamweight)

    On another great night for British sport, Luke Campbell took gold in the boxing ring and he now receives his medal.

    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the aquatics centre

    "Here in the press area we're being told that Tom Daley's post competition interviews will be delayed due to the fact David Beckham wants to meet him.

    "After initial grumbles the assembled press accept they would make the same call in Tom's shoes!"


    Judy Murray (Andy's mum) on Twitter: "Bronze for the TomBomb. Brilliant final dive. Poetry in motion. Loved the team bath at the end."

    Daley Thompson on Twitter: "Seven years in the making and over in a flash but boy was it worth it. GB you were fabaroo."

    England rugby player Danny Cipriani on Twitter: "Feel so privileged to have had the 2012 London Olympics in my life time..."

  20. 2213: 

    BBC Sport handball commentator Paul Bray: "It was a real up and down performance by Norway - they were beaten twice in the group stages. But they are tears of joy for their players at the end. It is a remarkable achievement for Montenegro to take their nation's first medal of the Olympics. A commendable silver - they battled until the end."

  21. 2212: 

    Amongst all the GB drama, the United States are cruising to another gold medal in the women's basketball final.

    The States are smashing France apart, it's 62-32 in the third quarter.

  22. 2209: 

    Former British swimming champion and BBC 5 live commentator Karen Pickering: "Tom Daley has dealt with so much pressure, he has dealt with criticism, media work and his school exams as well. He has to deal with getting his Spanish homework in on time! He didn't start this competition well but he has bounced back. He is able to cope with situations and come out fighting. Amazing scenes."

    Brendan Foster, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "I am sure it is going to be Sir Mohamed Farah at the end of the year - and nobody deserves it more."


    Vicki McDermott on Twitter: "My favourite medal of the games! @TomDaley1994 What an inspiration!"

    Eileen Torbett on Twitter: "@TomDaley1994 Well done for a fantastic nail biting performance! A joy to watch!"

    Darren Campbell, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "Mo Farah. Two gold medals, a Londoner, it is perfect. What a fitting way to say goodbye to the London Olympics."

    They're not over quite yet Dazza...

  26. 2205: 

    BBC Radio 5 live reporter Vassos Alexander, on Tom Daley winning bronze: "His father Rob went everywhere with him. He lost his battle with cancer and Tom struggled to come back from that, but come back he has. He was not diving well at the start of the year, and last night he was not really diving well, but he has pulled it round."

  27. 2205: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Norway (Women's handball)

    Norway take gold in the women's handball after a 26-23 victory over Montenegro in the final.

    Leon Taylor, Olympic silver medallist and BBC diving pundit

    "Boudia was a class act. A masterclass. But well done Tom Daley. I'm so proud of him. Under all that pressure and expectation, he delivered six out of six dives. I do not have the words to express how proud I am. What an achievement."

  29. 2203: 

    That is Britain's first individual Olympic medal in diving since 1960. A brilliant final.

    Bob Ballard, BBC swimming and diving commentator

    "Tom Daley celebrates as only Tom Daley can. All the plaudits and noise and excitement are for an 18-year-old from Plymouth. He has been through an emotional rollercoaster the last few years but you wouldn't know it by his face right now. Pure elation."

  31. 2200: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- Tom Daley, GB (Men's 10m platform)

    Sublime celebrations from Tom Daley as he takes the bronze medal, as he and his team-mates jump into the pool in delight. That is a superb performance, he did not put a foot wrong.

  32. 2158: 
    GOLD MEDAL- David Boudia, USA (Men's 10m platform)

    David Boudia scores 568.65 to take the bronze from favourite Qiu Bo, with Tom Daley an excellent third for Great Britain.

  33. 2158: 

    Qiu Bo can't quite do it! David Boudia wins gold, with Tom Daley taking the bronze.

  34. 2157: 

    Here comes Qiu Bo - he needs 102 points to take gold.

  35. 2156: 

    Lin Yue can only finish fifth.

    Leon Taylor, Olympic silver medallist and BBC diving pundit

    "Boudia has performed outstandingly today. He is a worthy recipient of an Olympic medal."

  37. 2154: 

    David Boudia has a 3.6 tariff on his final dive - which he nails.

    Tom Daley applauds from the stands which is a nice touch as the American goes on to 568.65 and takes the lead.

    Superb performance.

    Leon Taylor, Olympic silver medallist and BBC diving pundit

    "That is a good one. He can't do any more than that. It needed to be perfect and apart from a minute bit of splash it was. Tom Daley has done absolutely everything he could."

  39. 2151: 

    Tom Daley executes his reverse 3.5 somersault spot on! Remember though that he has only got a 3.3 difficulty on this one.

    He scores 90.75 to move on to 556.95.

    That is the total to beat.

  40. 2151: 

    Here comes Tom Daley for his final dive. He can set the benchmark with this one.

  41. 2150: 

    They are all on their game, right through the 12 divers. I've not seen one bad dive yet. Wherever Tom Daley ends up, he couldn't possibly have done any more.


    Great Britain diver Stacie Powell: "Ahhhhhhh so close, screaming my heart out for @TomDaley1994 :-)"

    Great Britain gymnast Sam Oldham: "C'mon Tom!!! Managed to Blag my way in with the boys:D"

    Great Britain road cyclist David Millar: "Note to self: those mini blue towels they use between dives would be great for Time Trial warm ups."

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport

    "Cuba's Roniel Iglesias is just too slick for Ukraine's world silver medallist Denys Berinchyk in the light-welterweight final, running out a deserved 22-15 winner. Cuba have one more chance of a gold medal tomorrow, at flyweight, it's back to the glory days for Castro's boys. Campbell medal ceremony up next - bring the waterworks... "

  44. 2147: 

    Olympic champion Luke Campbell on BBC Television: "I'm lost for words, very emotional. It's something I've worked for all my life. I can't believe it. Nevin's a top fighter, it was a very difficult fight, very technical. It was just about outwitting each other.

    "I had to be on my game to win and thankfully I was. I can't believe it. I'm very proud to be from Hull and I really appreciate all the support both there and here in London. Thanks."

  45. 2145: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo, CUB (Men's light welger 64kg, boxing)

    Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo improves on the bronze he won in Beijing with a gold following a 22-15 victory over Ukraine's Denys Berinchyk.

  46. 2144: 

    Significantly, Tom Daley's final dive has a difficulty of 3.3 while Qiu Bo and David Boudia both have a 3.6 in the tank.

    If all three land their dives perfectly, then that will see Daley end up in bronze place. But anything could happen yet.

  47. 2142: 

    What a standard of diving here. Tom Daley leads by the slenderest of margins - he could nail his final dive and still only get a bronze.

  48. 2141: 

    This is ridiculuous. Tom Daley leads on 466.20 points, David Boudia is second on 466.05 with Qiu Bo also on 466.05.

    It does not get any closer than that.

    Leon Taylor, Olympic silver medallist and BBC diving pundit

    "That's the one we wanted. Goodness me. Now it is down to the others. That is the dive of the meet for him. He absolutely buried it."

  50. 2137: 

    Tom Daley nails his back three-and-a-half somersault perfectly. He scores 97.20 to go to 466.20 overall. What a dive!

  51. 2135: 

    Third-placed Tom Daley is on the board for his penultimate dive...

  52. 2134: 

    Usain Bolt, speaking to BBC One after winning 4x100m relay gold: "It is always a beautiful thing to end on this note. It is a wonderful feeling. It was a great Olympics and I am happy. I wish we could have gone faster but I guess we leave room for improvement."

    On whether he can replicate winning three golds again: "It will be hard because Yohan Blake is coming up and running well and I am sure there will be some other young cats coming through."


    Great Britain sprinter James Ellington: "Seeing that relay final was hard knowing our team could have had that bronze, we believed we could have done it from day one too."

    Sean Kerly, Olympic gold medallist & BBC Sport pundit

    "Germany sat back, soaked up pressure and looked dangerous. A superb game by the Germans, outwitting the Dutch, who are probably a little bit more talented. Tonight the Germans had a little bit more magic and that determination to win."

  55. 2129: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Germany (Men's hockey)

    Germany retain their Olympic title with a 2-1 victory over the Netherlands, preventing the Dutch taking a clean sweep in the hockey after their women won on Friday.

  56. 2127: 

    American David Boudia pulls out another astounding dive to score 90.75 and move to 374.25 overall.

    Lin Yue then falters slightly to only card 68.45, before Qiu Bo scores 93.6.

    Boudia leads with Tom Daley up into third place - five points off the lead.

    Matt Slater, BBC Sport

    "We're about 40 dives in to the men's 10m platform final and I think I've seen one dive that looked a bit ropey. The standard is unbelievably high: 8.0 ain't good enough tonight, you need marks of 9.0+ to have any sniff of a medal. Tom Daley is very much in the mix after four dives, but he is going to have to be perfect with his next two if he is going to reel in the Chinese pair and American David Boudia."

  58. 2124: 

    David Beckham is watching in the stands as Tom Daley lands his big forward four-and-a-half somersault, scoring 98.05 points to move to 369 overall. Outstanding.

  59. 2122: 

    Here comes Tom Daley for his fourth dive...

  60. 2121: 

    "After Mink van der Weerden's equaliser for the Dutch from a penalty corner, reigning champions Germany are minutes way from another gold when Jan Philipp Rabente scores his second of the night to make it 2-1. Rabente cheekily goes round behind the goal and returns to deflect home a team-mate's shot."

  61. 2119: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Artur Taymazov, UZB (Men's 120kg Greco-Roman wrestling)

    Artur Taymazov beats Davit Modzmanashvili 3-0 to take wrestling gold.

  62. 2117: 

    Former British swimming champion and BBC Radio 5 live commentator Karen Pickering: "Fantastic start for Tom Daley, he is looking exceptionally good. He is in control while a couple of other divers are starting to have a bit of a wobble. It is starting to get tense out there."

    Richie Woodhall, Olympic bronze medallist and boxing commentator

    "The crowd are on their feet for a tremendous Olympic champion. The tingles are going down my back. John Joe Nevin just got it wrong in that performance against Luke Campbell but his display in the semi-final was one of ther performances of the tournament."

    Jim Neilly, BBC boxing commentator

    "The first British boxer to win in this division since 1908 in London. No wonder he is in tears. Luke Campbell, you can see the joy and feel the ecstasy. The performance of a lifetime."

  65. 2114: 

    Tom Daley nails that one - from a handstand no less - and scores 92.75 to move to 270.25 overall - in fourth place.

    American David Boudia moves into the lead on 283.5 at the halfway point.

  66. 2113: 

    Athletics stats alert. Here are the athletes who have won five or more Olympic golds:

    Carl Lewis (USA) 1984-96 - nine golds (10 in all)

    Ray Ewry (USA) 1900-08 - eights golds

    Usain Bolt (JAM) 2008-12 - six golds

    Ville Ritola (Fin) 1924-28 - five golds

  67. 2112: 

    While an over enthusiastic lady straddles a laughing Bolt, it's probably an appropriate time to tell you that the United States secured 4x100m relay silver with a national record 37.04, while Trinidad and Tobago (38.12) clinched bronze. In fourth were France, who were four hundredths of a seconds behind the bronze medallist.

  68. 2109: 

    It's non-stop sport as here comes Tom Daley again...

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at ExCeL

    "Wow, that was tense. Cagey as hell in the opening round, but Campbell just nicked it, before it looked like Nevin might be turning it round in the second. But, crucially, the Irishman was having to chase the fight in the third, which made it easier for Campbell to pick him off.

    "The Hull boxer a deserved winner - well done my son."

    Lennox Lewis, Former world heavyweight champion and BBC pundit

    "Luke Campbell was brilliant. He kept everything intact, he boxed from distance and never took any chances. He hit Nevin with a great punch in the third round, and that is what happens when you don't keep your balance."

    Steve Cram, Olympic silver medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "Once again this Jamaican team is so full of talent and bravado - for the greatest ever, Usain Bolt, it's another world record."


    BBC Radio 5 live's Darren Fletcher: "Luke Campbell is the Olympic bantamweight champion and he was absolutely sensational. It is a second gold medal in the boxing ring for Great Britain. Luke Campbell from Hull has achieved his dream."

  73. 2107: 

    Usain Bolt is proof that lightning doesn't just strike once or twice - but six times. That is Bolt's sixth Olympic gold medal in his second Games. He won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m in Beijing and has defended his hat-trick of titles in London. He said he wanted to become a "living legend". Mission accomplished, Mr Bolt.

    It is a feat that places him just below our own Sir Chris Hoy on the all-time medallists list - but he scores highly when compared to other track athletes. Only Carl Lewis, who won nine golds between 1984 and 1996, stands above him from the modern era.

  74. 2105: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Luke Campbell, GB (men's bantamweight)

    That's Great Britain's 28th gold medal of these incredible Games, and their 61st medal, as Luke Campbell beats Ireland's John Joe Nevin 14-11 to win bantamweight gold, GB's second in boxing after Nicola Adams.

  75. 2105: 

    Tom Daley has his 'easiest' dive of the final up second, and he makes it look simple as well.

    Daley scores 86.40 with it and is now in fifth place after the end of round two on a total of 178.20 points.

    Qiu Bo of China leads the way on 185.70.

  76. 2102: 

    Jamaica were trailing the Americans after two baton changes but Yohan Blake gobbles up their advantage by overtaking Tyson Gay at the bend and Usain Bolt gallops away from Ryan Bailey to dip home in world record time.

  77. 2102: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Jamaica (men's 4x100m relay)
  78. 2102: 

    Good comeback from Irishman Nevin, who took that round 5-4 to reduce Campbell's advantage to 9-8 going into the final round.

  79. 2100: 

    Jamaica have run the three fastest sprint relays in history and with Bolt and Olympic 100m and 200m silver medallist Yohan Blake in the line-up, they are favourites to continue their global domination. However, the USA (lane seven) were one hundredth of a second quicker than the Jamaicans in their heat, setting a national record of 37.38 - the fourth fastest time in history. Bolt's gloves are off, he's flexing his muscles and a super-quick finale awaits us.

    Richie Woodhall, Olympic bronze medallist and boxing commentator

    "That was a good performance from Campbell in that first round. Nevin was more wayward, he just got his timing wrong and Campbell moved in with those fast, straight shots. Nevin is not boxing like he did against the Cuban in the last round. He is coming forward and I don't think that's the right tactic."

  81. 2058: 

    Luke Campbell of Great Britain takes the first round of his gold medal bantamweight bout against Ireland's John Joe Nevin 5-3.

  82. 2056: 

    Usain Bolt, the showman supreme, measures his starting position before punching the air to let the supporters know he's heard their screams. By British standards it's been a warm summer's evening, but the Jamaican is wearing a hoodie, a woolly hat and gloves.

  83. 2054: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Zuo Shiming, CHN (men's light flyweight)

    Zuo Shiming of China beats Kaeo Pongprayoon of Thailand 13-10 to win men's light flyweight boxing gold.

    Steve Backley, Triple Olympic javelin medallist and BBC pundit

    On the men's javelin: "The double Olympic champion Andreas Thorkildsen has failed to get on the rostrum and that is a huge upset in javelin throwing. A surprise win for Keshorn Walcott of, wait for it, Trinidad & Tobago. Everyone else struggled with the wind and he has walked away with the gold medal."

  85. 2050: 

    Keshorn Walcott, the world junior champion, set the standard with his second throw and no-one could match the 19-year-old's record-breaking effort. Ukraine's Oleksandr Pyantnytsya threw 84.51m for silver and Finland's Antti Ruuskanen clinched bronze with a 84.12m effort. Defending champion Andreas Thorkildsen (82.63m) - who was bidding for a third consecutive Olympic gold - was sixth.

  86. 2049: 

    The Chinese duo are expected to dominate this 10m platform final, and Lin Yue and Qiu Bo both card 91.20 with their openers.

    That's just below Tom Daley, who is in third place after the opening round of dives.

  87. 2047: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Keshorn Walcott, TRI (Men's javelin)

    Keshorn Walcott wins a first field gold for Trinidad and Tobago with a national record 84.58m throw in the javelin.

  88. 2045: 

    Tom Daley composes himself at the top of the platform - and that's much better!

    He scores 91.80 that time around, and is second overall. Phew...

  89. 2043: 

    Chicherova, who won the world high jump title last year three months after returning to competition following the birth of her first child, pushes Brigetta Barrett (2.03m) into second and compatriot Svetlana Shkolina (2.03m) into third.

  90. 2042: 

    Tom Daley has been granted a re-dive by the referee. He will have another go at this one as the crowd are told not to take flash photography...

  91. 2041: 

    Tom Daley's first dive carries a difficulty tariff of 3.6 - and it's not great. It's a bit splashy on his landing and he only scores 75.60 - but he's not happy about the amount of flashes in the crowd.

  92. 2039: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Anna Chicherova, RUS (Women's high jump)

    World champion Anna Chicherova adds an Olympic gold to her collection after clearing 2.05m in the high jump.

  93. 2039: 

    Here comes Tom Daley for his first dive in the 10m platform final...

    Brendan Foster, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "That was a truly, truly great quartet from the USA and Sanya Richards-Ross brought it home. The Americans were going for six relay titles in a row and they got it. They got it emphatically."

    Katharine Merry, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "You look down the all-time list and that's the fourth fastest time in history by that US team. It wasn't meant to be for Team GB."

  96. 2037: 

    Only injury or a nasty trip would have prevented Sanya Richards-Ross from completing the final lap and securing 4x400m relay gold for USA. Russia's Natalya Antyukh did her best to rein in the American but could only cross the line in second spot, while Britain were fifth.

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at ExCeL

    "So, here I am, down at the ExCeL for the last but one time. Luke Campbell of Great Britain versus Ireland's John Joe Nevin in the bantamweight final at 20:45.

    "Campbell gunning for GB's second gold in the ring, Nevin looking to do the same for his country - if that happened, it would be the first time since 1932 that Ireland had won two at a single Games."

  98. 2035: 

    The diving has started, and we have a frantic night of boxing just about to start as well.

    British boxer Luke Campbell goes for gold in the bantamweight final against John Joe Nevin of Ireland at 20:45 BST.

  99. 2035: 
    HOCKEY- Men's final

    Germany make the breakthrough in the men's final against the Netherlands as Jan Philipp Rabente weaves his way through a crowd of defenders and finishes brilliantly, just two minutes before half-time.

  100. 2033: 
    GOLD MEDAL- America (Women's 4x400m relay)

    Victory never seemed in doubt for the Americans who win gold by a distance in a time of 3:16.88.

  101. 2032: 

    A steady run from Shana Cox, who passes the baton over to Lee McConnell and the Brit completes the second lap with the Brits in fifth. The Americans have a humongous lead over the rest.

    Matt Slater, BBC Sport at the aquatics centre

    "You know the drill: 12 chaps in trunks climb up a narrow staircase to a platform 10m above the water, hurl themselves off it, throw a few shapes on the way down, seven judges give them scores for artistic merit with bonuses for doing something really daft, and the Chinese guys take the medals.

    "Well, that's what normally happens. Might tonight be one of those rare exceptions when somebody else gets in on the act? Could that person be young Master Daley? It might."

  103. 2029: 

    The women's 4x400m teams are on the track and a number of athletes are purposefully walking back and forth in their lanes. The British quartet of Shana Cox, Lee McConnell, Perri Shakes-Drayton and Christine Ohuruogu start in lane nine but they are unlikely to finish in the top three. The Brits finished third in their heat, behind USA and Russia, and their task has been made even tougher as world silver medallists Jamaica and European champions Ukraine have been added to the final mixer.

  104. 2028: 

    The 12 divers competing in the men's 10m platform final are out and taking their introductions to the crowd.

    Chinese diver Qiu Bo may be the man to beat but there is only one crowd favourite - Tom Daley gets a huge reception. Beatle mania at the aquatics centre.

    Daley is ninth to go and he will have six dives to challenge for a medal.


    Great Britain badminton player Chris Adcock: "Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!!! Got constant goosebumps!!!! @Mo_Farah an inspiration the everyone!!!!"

    Great Britain athlete Laura Turner: "Never seen a British athlete win a sprint finish!! Loving your work Mo!!"

  106. 2023: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Brazil (Women's volleyball)

    Brazil have retained their women's volleyball Olympic title after a 8-25 25-17 25-20 25-17 victory against pre-tournament favourites the United States.

  107. 2023: 

    Spears are flying through the evening sky because the men's javelin competition is in full flow. Trinidad and Togabo's Keshorn Walcott leads the field with a national record throw of 84.58m. Norway's Andreas Thorkildsen, who is attempting to emulate the great Jan Zelezny as a three-time Olympic champion, is currently fifth with a 82.63m best.


    Prime Minister David Cameron "@Mo_Farah is an Olympic legend and a true British hero. We can all be proud of his extraordinary achievement."

  109. 2013: 

    Time to effortlessly move from Mo Farah to Tom Daley. The teenager had us worried during a shaky qualification last night, but Tom Daley was back on form this morning as he moved into the final in fourth place.

    Daley will be ninth man to dive when the final begins at 20:30 BST, and his opening dive will be a back two-and-a-half somersault with two-and-a-half twists. Sounds painful doesn't it?

    Colin Jackson, BBC Sport athletics pundit

    "I wonder if Semenya was slightly anxious about winning after all that went on after her victory (at the world championships) in Berlin. We have seen her run much better than that."

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport

    "Never thought I'd live to see the day when an entire pub was going mental over a 5,000m race. Don't worry, wasn't drinking, just popped in..."

    Steve Cram, Olympic silver medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "They handed it to the Russian. Semenya was never in it. She was too far back. She finished quicker than the Russian but by then the race was already won."

    Brendan Foster, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "Who knows, if she had judged that race better she might have been Olympic champion. Savinova was untroubled."

  114. 2008: 

    Caster Semenya was in fifth at the bend and even though the South African motored like a locomotive in the final 50m she could not close the gap on the Russian. Silver for Semenya (1:57.23) while Russia's Ekaterina Poistogova won bronze.

  115. 2006: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Mariya Savinova, RUS (Women's 800m)

    Russia's Mariya Savinova burst through in the home straight to win gold in 1:56.19.


    Great Britain 400m hurdler Nathan Woodward: "Mo!!!!! Two olympic Golds....two World medals....and he BEAT the cube!!! This guys the living legend!!!"

  117. 2005: 

    How do you top Mo Farah? South Africa's Caster Semenya is going to try her best in the women's 800m, which has just started. "It could be an epic race," says Steve Cram.

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

    "Working with a Alberto Salazar has been a tremendous advantage. He has physically developed as an athlete. Victory in the 10,000m gave him the confidence he could run with anyone in the world. He has got that confidence that he can make an adjustment in a race and still control it."

  119. 2003:  
    Colin Jackson, BBC Sport athletics pundit

    "I know nothing about the 5,000m but this is a special moment for Mo Farah. He had a dream and it's been fulfilled. He thoroughly deserves this. We all hoped for him but he has delivered for himself."

  120. 2002: 

    Double Olympic champion Mo Farah on BBC One: "The American tried to come past me but I knew had to just hold on. I wanted a gold medal for each of my two girls on the way. They could come any day now! It has all worked out well. Two gold medals. Who would have thought that?"

  121. 2002: 

    Mo Farah's golden run has made it 60 medals at these Games for Team GB. Remarkable.


    Eliidh on Twitter: "Usain who???Mo's the main man!!"

  123. 2000:  
    Denise Lewis, BBC Sport athletics pundit

    "Mo, Mo, Mo. There was something in the air. I've never seen Mo so pumped up before a race. It was cat and mouse but when he struck it was majestic."

  124. 2000: 

    BBC Sport's Phil Jones grabs double Olympic champion Farah and the 29-year-old, unsurprisingly, is beaming from ear to ear. "It's just unbelievable," he says. "I had a lot of confidence going into the race. In the heat I didn't feel so good. I knew I just had to hold on and got great support from the crowd."

    Jones tells Farah that the whole nation wants to give him a big kiss and he's probably right.

  125. 1954: 

    Farah, with a super-sized Union flag draped over his shoulders, spots his coach Alberto Salazar - the man credited for helping develop the Brit's golden sprint finish - and the pair embrace. He continues with his lap of honour and comes across his daughter and heavily pregnant wife. Magical scenes for magical Mo.

    David Ornstein, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium

    "After Mo Farah's fireworks we potentially have one of the international stories of the Games on our hands.

    "Caster Semenya was suspended by the IAAF for 11 months while it carried out gender tests following her shock 800m victory at the 2009 World Championships. Since being cleared to return in July 2010, her form has been mixed - but she qualified fastest for tonight's final (20:00 BST) and said 'the time I ran makes me very confident'.

    "Standing in the way of a remarkable gold medal for the 21-year-old South African is a field headed by defending champion Pamela Jelimo of Kenya and a Russian triumvirate featuring Mariya Savinova, who replaced Semenya as world champion in Daegu last year."

  127. 1954: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Sharif Sharifov, AZE (Men's -84kg Greco-Roman wrestling)

    Sharif Sharifov takes gold for Azerbaijan, beating Jaime Yusept Espinal 3-1.

  128. 1952: 

    High fives from Farah to his rivals before he drops to his knees, just as he did a week ago. The Brit clocked 13:41.66 and finished ahead of Ethiopia's Dejen Gebremeskel (13:41.98) in second and Kenya's Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa (13:42.36) in third.

    Brendan Foster, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "This stadium is my favourite in the world. Every Saturday night you turn up here Mo Farah wins a gold medal. This is the best moment I have ever witnessed in athletics in Britain. We are privileged to be here."

  130. 1950: 

    The brilliant Mo Farah has joined a select group here. The only other men to have done the 5,000m and 10,000m double in the same Games are:

    2008 - Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia)

    1980 - Miruts Yifter (Ethiopia)

    1972 & 1976 - Lasse Viren (Finland)

    1956 - Vladimir Kuts (Soviet Union)

    1952 - Emil Zatopek (Czechoslovakia)

    1912 - Hannes Kolehmainen (Finland)


    British 5,000m athlete Chris Thompson on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "I am so happy for the guy. They threw everything at him. I'm shaking, my heart is beating so hard, he had to fight them for that gold and he did it. I can't believe he did it."

    Steve Cram, Olympic silver medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "The place erupts. My words cannot do justice to how I feel. Have you ever seen anything like that? Have you ever seen a man with so much confidence in his own ability?

    "He almost teased them at times, he was tested to the full and came up with the answers. British athletics is so lucky to have one of the greatest distance runners the world has ever seen."

  133. 1947: 

    There are no superlatives to describe the Briton's performance in that race. Farah ran a 52.9second last lap. He had two athletes on his shoulder on the home straight but they were chasing the double Olympic champion's shadow as Farah kicked for glory to cross the line with his arms in the air.

  134. 1946: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Mo Farah, GBR (Men's 5,000m)

    Mo Farah wins a sprint finish to become only the seventh man in history to complete a 10,000m and 5,000m Olympic double at the same Games.

  135. 1945: 

    The bell rings and Farah is leading but he has to watch his back because there are a cluster of athletes getting ready to gallop.

  136. 1944: 

    Gebremeskel is still leading but this time the Ethiopian has Farah on his shoulder with two laps remaining. The Brit is perfectly positioned to pounce.

  137. 1942: 

    Ethiopia's Gebremeskel runs a 60-second lap and we've now got a sprint on our hands with four laps remaining. A relaxed Farah is in sixth spot.

  138. 1940:  
    Brendan Foster, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "The nerves are jangling and the crowd are on their feet. The Ethiopian team are starting to work together. It's a 2,000m race this."

  139. 1939: 

    Elbows in ribs as the runners jostle for position in what has been a slow race so far. Farah looks over his shoulder but doesn't make a move. He's nicely placed on the outside of leader Lopez Lamong.

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

    "The noise as Mo was announced on the start line there was quite extraordinary. I have never heard anything like that in an athletics stadium."

  141. 1936: 

    Farah, number three bib attached to his vest, goes from first to third gear and the crowd go a little barmy after seeing the Brit move from the back to the front of the field. He's now bobbing along nicely in fifth.

  142. 1933:  
    Steve Cram, Olympic silver medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "I think there will have been a lot of discussions amongst the coaches and amongst the teams about how you beat Mo Farah."

  143. 1932: 

    Deep breaths, time to compose ourselves as we're seconds away from the start of the men's 5,000m. A cluster of spectators are on their feet, directing their lenses at the Brit who raises his arms in the air to deafening roars after being introduced to the crowd. They're on their marks...


    Matt Giles on Twitter: "#GoMo that's all I've got to say... History beckons. Do us proud!"

  145. 1925:  
    Tom Fordyce, BBC Sport chief sports writer at the Olympic Stadium

    "A sense of melancholy that it's the final night of track and field at these London Olympics, but febrile anticipation that Mo Farah can begin the evening as he ended last Saturday - being roared to a famous victory by his home crowd.

    "He doesn't start as favourite for the 5,000m gold - but then again, he wasn't favourite when he won the World title a year ago, either..."

  146. 1925: 

    Farah has a red rucksack on his back in the bowels of the stadium, waiting to walk out onto his stage. If the 10,000m Olympic champion read the papers with his morning cuppa then he will have come across some sage advice from two-time Olympic 10,000m champion Gabreselassie. Here's what the Ethiopian said: "He has a great kick and I think he should be able to trust it. This is how I used to run as well — I would stay with the pack, but not in front, and I would trust that my kick was the best in the field. I think Mo can do this as well, because he has a very fast finish."

  147. 1924: 

    The United States women are trying to win volleyball gold for the first time but after taking the first set of the final at Earls Court, reigning champions Brazil have just levelled at 1-1.

  148. 1922: 

    Nick Woodbridge ends the modern pentathlon in 10th place, while fellow Briton Sam Weale ends up in 13th spot.

  149. 1921: 

    The cameras zoom from Mo Farah warming up to Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger, who is taking his seat at the Olympic Stadium. Can Farah display Schwarzenegger-style toughness in the 5,000m tonight?

    No matter how tough and fast Farah is, some say it would be foolish to put your mortgage on the Brit doing a lap of honour tonight because he will have three Ethiopians to contend with - Yenew Alamirew, Hagos Gebrhiwet and Dejen Gebremeskel - who are all quicker over the distance. In truth, Farah has only clocked the 11th fastest 5,000m time of the year and six finalists have a better personal best than the Somali-born Londoner. But, perhaps crucially, only one man will have 80,000 people cheering his every step and it won't be Schwarzenegger.

  150. 1920: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Toghrul Asgarov, AZE (Men's -60kg Greco-Roman wrestling)

    Toghrul Asgarov takes the gold with a 3-0 win over Besik Kudukhov of Russia.

  151. 1917: 

    So which sports would Chris Boardman and Steve Parry kick out of the Olympics and does Jonathan Edwards think his triple jump world record will ever be beaten? Here are the answers from our BBC pundits - and Olympic medallists to boot - to your questions sent in via #bbc2012 on Twitter.

  152. 1916: 

    An evening of athletics will reach its crescendo when Usain Bolt will attempt to win a sixth Olympic sprint gold. The Jamaican is expected to carry the baton home for the Jamaicans in the men's 4x100m relay in a home straight ding-dong with one of the other fastest men in history, Tyson Gay. But before then there are gold medals to be dished out in the women's high jump (1900-2106); men's javelin (1920-2040); men's 5000m (1930-1945); women's 800m (2000-2002) and the women's 4x400m relay (2025-2029). Who said there wasn't anything worth watching on Saturday nights anymore?

  153. 1915: 
    GOLD MEDAL- David Svoboda, CZE (Men's modern pentathlon)

    David Svoboda holds on to his lead to win the modern pentathlon ahead of Zhongrong Cao of China.

  154. 1913: 

    David Svoboda has the edge on the run and overtakes Zhongrong Cao yet again. This time he is able to pull out a sizeable lead though and looks set for gold here.

  155. 1912: 

    It looks like a two-man race for gold here as David Svoboda chases down Zhongrong Cao on the second 1km lap.

    Svoboda takes the lead just before the shooting range but Cao hits his five targets first to retake the lead. Drama.

  156. 1910: 

    From jubilation at the Basketball Arena - where members of the Spanish Royal family are celebrating handball success - to the Olympic Stadium where a much-promised magical evening has got under way. The women's high jump final has started and no-one has yet had a problem clearing 1.89m. The bespectacled Tia Hellebaut, who is sporting Clarke Kent-style glasses, is the latest to have successfully negotiated the height.

  157. 1907: 

    David Svoboda instantly loses his lead as he took longer to shoot all five targets. You can make up a lot of time with a steady trigger finger.

    China's Zhongrong Cao has opened up a bit of a lead as he approaches the shooting range for a second time.

    Nick Woodbridge and Sam Weale are away for Britain.

  158. 1905: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- Spain (Women's handball)

    Spain win their first Olympic handball medal after beating South Korea 31-29 in a dramatic match at the Basketball Arena.

  159. 1904: 

    Here we go then - the finale of the men's modern pentathlon is away.

    Leader David Svoboda will start first but Chinese Zhongrong Cao will be just a second behind him. It's like an adult version of the eliminator on Gladiators.

    The first man over the line, wins gold. Simple as that.

    Britain's Nick Woodbridge starts 25 seconds back from the leader, and 16 seconds behind Aleks Lesun who is in third. A medal is not out of the question.

  160. 1858: 

    Bit of a delay down at Greenwich Park but it looks like we are nearly ready to go.

  161. 1854: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- Australia (Women's basketball)

    Australia seal the bronze medal with a comfortable 83-74 win over Russia.

  162. 1851: 
    HANDBALL- Bronze medal latest: South Korea 28-28 Spain

    It's too close to call at the Basketball Arena where South Korea and Spain are still tied after the first half of extra time.

  163. 1847: 

    With the English football season beginning in bizarre fashion today, you may have missed out on some of the action from the Olympics.

    So why not have a read back through our live text commentaries from the morning,and afternoon sessions?

    Go on.

  164. 1847: 

    At the risk of repeating myself - a quick recap on how the combined run-shoot works in the modern pentathlon.

    In the final event, the competitors have to run to a shooting range, hit five targets from 10m, then run 1000m and repeat the whole thing twice.

    They start - in true Gladiators style - with the overall leader after four events going out first and then the following pack chase behind, depending on how far they are off the lead.

    Briton Nick Woodbridge will start 16 seconds behind the bronze-medal placed athlete. A gap he is well capable of making up.

  165. 1844: 

    But first of all, I know you're all eager to hear when the final event of the modern pentathlon starts.

    The answer is 18:45 BST - ish - and Nick Woodbridge is in the hunt for a bronze medal.

    Keep across the interactive video player for the latest.

  166. 1844: 

    It was seven days ago that the Olympic Stadium hosted one of the most exhilarating evenings in British sport, and Lord Coe believes a second gold for Farah would be the "perfect" finale to a wonderful week of athletics. "I think he can finish it off. He is good enough, tough enough and fast enough," said Coe.

  167. 1842: 

    The question everyone wants to know the answer to is whether tonight will be another magical, er, Mo-ment for Mo Farah. The Brit will be attempting a feat so tricky, so taxing, that even the great Haile Gebrselassie could not manage it. Only six men in history have completed a 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic double at the same Games and if Farah becomes the seventh he will go down in history as one of the greatest distance runners to have trodden this planet and give a nation another reason to celebrate through the night.

  168. 1840: 

    Welcome to the evening session of the penultimate day of these London 2012 Games.

    The conclusion to the modern pentathlon is about to get under way, and if that wasn't enough excitement for you we've got medals to hand out in the athletics, Greco-Roman wrestling, volleyball, hockey, diving, boxing, handball, basketball and taekwondo before the end of the night. Madness.

    There's plenty of British interest around the Games as well and you won't miss a thing right here on this page. Settle in for a busy old night.

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