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Olympic review – Day 15

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Mo Farah crosses the line - pandemonium ensues

Mo-mentous: Ed McKeever and Luke Campbell's gold medals thrilled, and Tom Daley's bronze was a joy - but this day belonged to Mo Farah. His 10,000m and 5,000m golds bookended the week of athletics perfectly, and his final evening heroics send the 80,000-strong Olympic Stadium crowd into raptures one last time. The Somali immigrant who made this country his home has risen to national hero status - London 2012 could not wish for a better standard-bearer. Arise, Sir Mo.

Mo Farah completed a sensational long-distance double with gold in the 5,000m.

Great Britain finished fifth in the women's 4x400m relay.

Johanna Jackson was disqualified from the women's 20km race walk for lifting. Dominic King was the last finisher in the men's 50km race walk, 40 minutes behind winner Sergey Kirdyapkin.

Luke Campbell saw off Ireland's John Joe Nevin 14-11 to win gold in the bantamweight boxing.

Ed McKeever won gold in the men's K1 200m canoe sprint, living up to his tag 'Usain Bolt on water'.

Jon Schofield and Liam Heath took a bronze medal in the men's K2 200m sprint, while Jess Walker was seventh in the women's K1 200m final.

Tom Daley won a rapturously-received bronze medal in a thrilling 10m platform diving competition.

Great Britain lost their men's hockey bronze medal match 3-1 to Australia.

After a bright start, Annie Last finished eighth in the women's mountain-biking cross-country race.

Nick Woodbridge and Sam Weale finished 10th and 13th respectively in the men's modern pentathlon.

- After a disappointing first week, the Russians have found their stride and landed six golds on their own Super Saturday - including four in athletics. Luckily for Great Britain, they have enough of a margin to be certain of holding off the late Russian charge and keeping third place in the medal table.

- It should have been gold, but the West African nation can celebrate its first Olympic medal courtesy of taekwondo athlete Anthony Obame, who took silver in the heavyweight taekwondo. Obame led the final with seconds remaining, but Italy's Carlo Molfetta landed a late head shot and won on judges decision. Obame can console himself with knowing he has made a piece of Olympic history.

Olivia Price.
The Australian skipper fell overboard during the Elliott match racing final, contributing to a 3-2 defeat to Spain. Explaining her slip, Price said: "I decided I was not going to hold on quite enough and fell out of the boat." Click this link for photos of the amazing incident.

The home crowd roared Tom Daley to bronze in the Aquatics Centre, but they almost cost him his spot on the podium. The Brit made a mess of his first dive, but complained that flashbulbs in the stadium had put him off. Perhaps surprisingly, he was allowed a do-over and registered a far better dive. After the furore over restarts in cycling and rowing, what will the French make of that? Full story here.


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Pure, youthful delight as Tom Daley wins bronze

Canoe Sprint - Men's Kayak Singles 200m - Ed McKeever (GBR)
Canoe Sprint - Men's Canoe Singles 200m - Yuri Chaban (UKR)
Canoe Sprint - Women's Kayak Singles 200m - Lisa Carrington (AUS)
Canoe Sprint - Men's Kayak Doubles 200m - Postrigay/Dyachenko (RUS)
Cycling - Women's Cross-Country - Julie Bresset (FRA)
Sailing - Women's Elliott 6m - Spain
Football - Men - Mexico
Rhythmic Gymnastics - Individual All-Around - Evgenia Kanaeva (RUS)
Wrestling - Men's 60kg Freestyle - Toghrul Asgarov (AZE)
Wrestling - Men's 84kg Freestyle - Sharif Sharifov (AZE)
Wrestling - Men's 120kg Freestyle - Artur Taymazov (UZB)
Volleyball - Women - Brazil
Modern Pentathlon - Men - David Svoboda (CZE)
Hockey - Men - Germany
Diving - Men's 10m Platform - David Boudia (USA)
Handball - Women - Norway
Basketball - Women - USA
Athletics - Men's 50km Race Walk - Sergey Kirdyapkin (RUS)
Athletics - Women's 20km Race Walk - Elena Lashmanova (RUS)
Athletics - Women's High Jump - Anna Chicherova (RUS)
Athletics - Men's Javelin Throw - Keshorn Walcott (TRI)
Athletics - Men's 5000m - Mo Farah (GBR)
Athletics - Women's 800m - Mariya Savinova (RUS)
Athletics - Women's 4x400m Relay - USA
Athletics - Men's 4x100m Relay - Jamaica
Boxing - Men's Light Flyweight (Under 49 kg) - Zou Shiming (CHN)
Boxing - Men's Bantamweight (52-56 kg) - Luke Campbell (GBR)
Boxing - Men's Light Welterweight (60-64 kg) - Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo (CUB)
Boxing - Men's Middleweight (69-75 kg) - Ryota Murata (JPN)
Boxing - Men's Heavyweight (81-91 kg) - Oleksandr Usyk (UKR)
Taekwondo - Women's Heavyweight (Over 67 kg) - Milica Mandic (SRB)
Taekwondo - Men's Heavyweight (Over 80 kg) - Carlo Molfetta (ITA)

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