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Live Reporting

Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Well, we didn't see that conclusion coming. A stunning way to end the day in Rio, gold for Brazil in unlikely circumstances.

    More drama on Tuesday? See you there. 

  2. They don't come around often

    Thiago Braz da Silva is Brazil's fourth gold medallist in athletics after Adhemar da Silva (triple jump 1952, 56), Maurren Maggi (long jump 2008) and Joaquim Cruz (800m 1984).

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    Stefan Taylor: Nearly missed coach transfer to the airport because of Da Silva's amazing effort. Best moment of the games so far!!

    Ian Bradley: Occasionally in sport situations arise that allow individuals to transcend what's possible, congrats Thiago Braz da Silva

    Jonathan Chase: This pole vault shows the benefit of moving Olympics around. The lifting power of a home crowd shouldn't be underestimated.

  4. Athletics

    Men's pole vault

    That moment when you've just won gold and you've still got time to fall to earth...

    Thiago Braz da Silva
  5. 'That's why we love sport'

    Denise Lewis

    Olympic heptathlon gold medallist on BBC TV

    "That was just sensational, fantastic - it is why we love sport."

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    James Hudson: In a flat in Rio, just heard a cheer in the flats and bars nearby, thought it football. No, gold in pole vault, brilliant!!

  7. 'The greatest moment of the Games'

    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator on BBC TV

    "We have had world records but maybe that is the greatest moment so far in the athletics.

    "He beat a great and popular champion - and when he went over his winning height I looked along the line and everybody was up."

  8. Olympic Record

    Thiago Braz da Silva

    That's an Olympic record too, at 6.03m. He had to earn it. And he did. 

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    Rick: I screamed more at Da Silva's clearance than I have for any non GB medal winner. Brilliant for the host nation.

    Jonathan Hooper: Must have woke up this early for a reason. What a competition that was!

    Siriol Davies: The perks of pregnancy insomnia are getting to watch an amazing pole vaulting final

  10. 'A golden moment'

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer in Rio

    That might just be the moment Brazil's Olympic Games have been waiting for.

  11. Athletics

    Men's pole vault

    Three-and-a-half hours after the competition started, it's gold for Brazil. The crowd may be small in number but they are large in volume. Ear-splitting stuff. 

  12. Gold Medal - Thiago Braz da Silva

    Men's pole vault

    Renaud Lavillenie can't make it at 6.08 and IT IS GOLD FOR BRAZIL!

    He played that jump-off tactically brilliantly. Worked the crowd, played it like a fiddle. And found new depths of talent and resilience.

    A superb moment of these Games!

  13. Athletics

    Men's pole vault

    Here he comes...

  14. Athletics

    Men's pole vault

    Here comes Renaud Lavillenie. Thumbs down after he is jeered by the crowd. Get a grip man. Gold medal at stake. 

  15. 'Destroyed it'

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer in Rio

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

  16. 'Up there with the very best!'

    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator on BBC TV

    "I've seen some things over the years - and that is up there with the very best.

    "Look at the joy on his face - incredible scenes."

  17. The bar goes up

    Men's pole vault

    Great moment. Great moment. Brazil don't have many track and field medal hopes. That is massive.

    Renaud Lavillenie passes at his next jump. He has to.

    To win gold he has to go higher. 

  18. He's got it!

    Men's pole vault

    Thiago Braz da Silva then, second attempt at 6.03m - GOT IT! HE'S GOT IT!

    A new Brazilian record! Over it with room to spare!

  19. Women's 400m final

    'Superwoman' takes gold!

    Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas hangs on for gold against American Allyson Felix, but can only do so by using the superwoman dive. 

    A theme of the evening emerging...?

    Bronze went to Jamaican Sherika Jackson

  20. Athletics

    Men's pole vault final

    So close!

    Renaud Lavillenie clears it again but hits the bar on his way down and dislodges it.

    So close!