Bolt wins 100m as GB claim historic five golds

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Catch up with the best of the action from day nine of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Usain Bolt claimed a record third 100m title while tennis player Andy Murray won Britain’s fifth Rio gold medal on GB’s best day at an overseas Olympics.

A 15th gold of the Games, putting GB second in the table, followed gymnast Max Whitlock’s historic double win and Justin Rose’s golf victory.

Cyclist Jason Kenny defeated team-mate Callum Skinner for his fifth title.

Bolt, 29, ran 9.81 seconds to beat Justin Gatlin to gold and follow up his titles at Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

The Jamaican remains on course for the sprint ‘treble treble’, with the 200m and the 4x100m relay to come.

“I expected to go faster, but I’m happy I won,” he said. “I did what I had to.”

South African Wayde van Niekerk broke Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old world record by 0.15secs to win 400m gold in 43.03. The mark stood for 6,198 days.

Wimbledon champion Murray, 29, retained his Olympic title with an epic four-set win over Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro.

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Bolt surges to historic third 100m gold

Britain secured five golds, and their three silvers included one for windsurfer Nick Dempsey to keep the team well on track for their Rio medal target of 48.

GB won six gold medals on ‘Super Saturday’ at London 2012 – the best one-day haul since eight were won in 1908.

Sailor Giles Scott is guaranteed gold in the men’s Finn class, while boxer Joshua Buatsi will win at least a bronze.

But there will be no third Olympic medal for Christine Ohuruogu, champion in 2008 and silver medallist at London 2012.

The 32-year-old Briton hinted at retirement after missing out on the women’s 400m final by finishing fifth in her semi-final.

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Stories behind the gold run

Max Whitlock – He created history by winning Britain’s first-ever gymnastics gold medal thanks to victory in the floor discipline – and then added a second title less than two hours later by winning the pommel.

“I’ve completely outdone myself,” said the 23-year-old, who pipped team-mate Louis Smith to gold in the second event.

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Magnificent Murray takes gold

Justin Rose – The first golfer to win an Olympic gold medal for 112 years as the sport returned to the Games.

Critics had questioned its inclusion, but the Englishman embraced the event and prevailed after a thrilling shootout against Open champion Henrik Stenson.

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TV presenters Ant and Dec offered their congratulations to Rose on social media

Jason Kenny – He claimed sixth medal and fifth Olympic title of his career by retaining his men’s sprint title.

The 28-year-old beat team-mate and room-mate Skinner to join fellow cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins and rower Sir Steve Redgrave on five gold medals.

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Kenny beats Skinner in Olympic final

Andy Murray – He capped a remarkable nine months by becoming the first tennis player to retain an Olympic singles title.

Murray, 29, has helped win the Davis Cup, been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year, become a father and won his second Wimbledon title.

Elsewhere at the Games

Other winners

American gymnast Simone Biles scooped her third gold medal in Rio when she soared to victory in the vault final.

Colombian Caterine Ibarguen won the women’s triple jump and Jemima Sumgong became the first Kenyan woman to win the Olympic marathon.

The first boxing title went to Uzbek light-flyweight Hasanboy Dusmatov.

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Gold medallist Ryan Lochte and three other members of the US Olympic swimming team were robbed in Rio.

It was also a bad day for long jumper Greg Rutherford, who lost his Olympic title and his phone, which held photographs of his son, Milo.

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In happier news, Chinese silver medallist He Zi received a marriage proposal from fellow diver Qin Kai during the podium ceremony for the women’s 3m springboard final. It could be the platform for a long and happy relationship.

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Chinese diver receives marriage proposal

And on day 10…

13:30: Swimming Women’s 10km marathon – Great Britain’s Kerri-Anne Payne competes in the open water event

13:38: Athletics Women’s 200m – First round featuring GB’s Dina-Asher Smith.

14:00 Dressage – British riders Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester in the Individual Grand Prix. Concludes around 17.30.

21.23: Cycling – Mark Cavendish, third after day one, seeks his first Olympic medal in the men’s omnium. Concludes around 22:30.

22:00 Women’s hockey – Great Britain take on Spain in the quarter-finals of the women’s hockey.

02:25: Athletics Men’s 800m – Kenya’s David Rudisha bids to repeat his London 2012 display and retain the men’s 800m title.

02:45: Athletics Women’s 400m – American six-time Olympic medallist Allyson Felix targets her first 400m Olympic gold. She stepped up after winning the 200m at London 2012.

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