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Live Reporting

Tom Rostance and Chris Osborne

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  1. Good night

    And that was a real good night. Stories galore!

    Catch up with the best of it on our Olympic index and I'll see you all in a few hours.

  2. Walker the hero in dramatic GB victory

    Sam Walker was Britain's hero as he staved off three match points to triumph 12-10 over Simon Gauzy in a decider to give his side a 3-2 win over France in a topsy-turvy encounter in the men's team event. 

     All five matches went to deciders in a clash that lasted close to four hours, with France squandering a 2-1 lead as Britain were grateful for victories from Paul Drinkhall, Liam Pitchford and Walker.

    From 10-7 down in the fifth game of the fifth match, 21-year-old Walker reeled off five points in a row to clinch an unlikely victory.

    Following their first-round win, Britain now take on defending champions China in the quarter-finals.

  3. Athletics

    Day two of the heptathlon

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer in Rio

    A hep heads-up for Day Two: here are the PBs for the Saturday's concluding three events for current gold/silver/bronze/fourth:

    Long jump: JEH 6.63m, Thiam 6.51, Jones 6.80, KJT 6.93

    Javelin: JEH 48.33m, Thiam 52.62, Jones 38.97, KJT 42.01

    800m: JEH 2:07.81, Thiam 2:17.28, Jones 2:21.62, KJT 2:07.64.

    Caveat: Ennis-Hill quite rightly prefers to reference to PPPBs - post-pregnancy personal bests. And don't rule Brianne Thiesen Eaton out of the battle for bronze.

  4. Athletics

    Women's shot put - USA's Michelle Carter takes gold

    Big favourite Valerie Adams of New Zealand has failed in her bid to win a third successive Olympic shot put title and had to settle for silver in Rio.

    She's been pipped in dramatic style by the USA's Michelle Carter, who clinched it with her final throw of 20.63m. In the process Michelle Carter is the first American woman to medal in shot put since Rome 1960.

    Hungary's Anita Marton took bronze, throwing a national record 19.87m.

  5. GB's Philip 'not pleased' with result

    Women's 100m Heats

    Great Britain's Asha Philip said she was 'not pleased' with finishing third with a time of 11.34s. 

    Watch the full interview here.

  6. Swimming

    Ledecky flying...

  7. Swimming

    Women's 50m freestyle

    Pernille Blume of Denmark wins the second semi in 24.28, Cate Campbell second for Australia.

    Fran Halsall will have a chance of a medal in the final.

  8. Two Brits in, one Brit out

    Athletics: Women's 100m heats

    It is good news, bad news for British sprinters.

    We have just had the final heat in the women's 100m and Great Britain's Asha Philip (pictured) qualifies as one of the fastest losers to join fellow Brit Desiree Henry in the semi-finals.

    But team-mate Daryll Neita is out. She came fourth in the eighth heat, but was not one of the fastest eight losers, missing out by two hundredths of a second.

    Asha Philip
  9. Swimming

    Women's 50m freestyle

    Fran Halsall wins the first semi-final for GB! A great swim to win in 24.41 seconds and move into the final!

  10. Home favourite through

    Athletics: Women's 100m heats

    There are many, many empty seats but the home fans in attendance have got something to cheer as Brazil's Rosangela Santos comes second in heat seven of the women's 100m heats to move into the semi-finals.

    Jamaica's Elaine Thompson is the race winner, with Santos looking the happier of the two athletes. She produces a heart shape with her hands (I blame Gareth Bale for that one) and leaves the arena with a big smile on her face.

    Rosangela Santos
  11. Swimming

    Women's 50m freestyle semis

    After a huge delay - with reports that a bus got lost - it's the final swimming of the night. It's just gone half 11 in Rio.

    Fran Halsall of GB goes in this first semi. 

  12. GB reach quarter-finals

  13. Philip faces the waiting game

    Athletics: Women's 100m heats

    Great Britain's Desiree Henry has already moved into the semi-finals of the 100m, well team-mate Asha Philip faces an anxious wait to see if she joins her.

    The British sprinter finishes third in heat six, but only the top two from each heat qualify automatically with the eight fastest losers across eight races also moving forward.

    Philip's time is 11.34 seconds, but she can only sit, watch and hope over the next 20 minutes to find out her future.

    Asha Philip
  14. Hitchon battles into hammer final

    Britain's Sophie Hitchon after making the hammer final in 10th place tells BBC Sport: 

    "I made it a little bit difficult for myself because I am in better shape than that. Waiting for other throwers to see if I get through is not how I wanted it to be.

    "Hopefully I will do better in the final now qualification is out of the way. My technique will be better and I will compete better. I have more experience now than in London 2012."

  15. Swimming

    Anthony Ervin medal

    Here he is, the truly extraordinary Anthony Ervin receiving his gold medal for the 50m freestyle.

    He auctioned his last gold medal. I hope he keeps hold of this one. 

  16. Photo finish

    Athletics: Women's 100m heats

    We are up to heat five of eight in the women's 100m heats. This was the closest finish yet, but with the top two automatically qualifying from each race the positions are not that important.

    USA's Tianna Bartoletta (closest to the camera) finishes in 11.23 seconds, just ahead of Poland's Ewa Swoboda in 11.24 seconds. Both advance.

    Close race
  17. 'Almost absurd!'

    Men's 50m freestyle

    Anthony Ervin on when he looked at the result: "I kind of laughed. It's almost absurd I was able to do it again."   

    Anthony Ervin
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  19. Champion Fraser-Pryce eases through

    Athletics: Women's 100m heats

    There must be a hairdressers in Rio doing a roaring trade. Only minutes after Blessing Okagbare and her purple hair moved into the 100m semi-finals, reigning Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, sporting yellow and green hair, wins the fourth heat.

    It is a time of 10.96 seconds for the 2008 and 2012 gold medallist, the fastest time we have seen so far.

    Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce
  20. USA's Ervin wins gold in 50m freestyle final

    Men's 50m freestyle

    USA's Anthony Ervin wins gold in the men's 50m freestyle, 16 years after winning the same title at the Sydney Olympics, with France's Florent Manaudou taking silver and USA's Nathan Adrian winning bronze. GB's Ben Proud missed out on a medal finishing in fourth.