Max Whitlock won two gold medals for Team GB, ending a 120-year wait for medal glory in the Olympic gymnastics, while Justin Rose added a third in the golf with Jason Kenny taking the fourth in the Velodrome. The fifth came late in the night as Andy Murray overcame Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in the tennis final.
Inside the Olympic Stadium, Usain Bolt stormed to gold in the men's 100m as he crossed the line in 9.81 seconds. Here are the latest updates:
- Usain Bolt wins his third consecutive gold medal in the 100m
- Justin Rose captures golf's first gold medal in 108 years
- Whitlock confirms his status as Britain's greatest male gymnast
- Jason Kenny wins his fifth Olympic gold medal
- Mo Farah retains his 10,000m title to win Olympic gold No 3
- Jessica Ennis-Hill takes silver in the women's heptathlon
- Greg Rutherford clinches bronze in exhilerating long jump
- Women's team pursuit race to gold against the USA
- Becky James gets silver in the Women's Keirin
- Great Britain win gold in men's eight final
- Michael Phelps ends Olympic career with 4x100m medley relay gold
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This winning a gold medal thing is becoming a bit of a habit for Great Britain who added three more on day eight to take their tally to nine – with success coming in the rowing, cycling and athletics on another 'Super Saturday'.
The GB joy was delivered at the scenes of their recent successes: the velodrome and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, home of the rowing. Yet it was the sight of Mo Farah powering home down the final straight inside the Olympic Stadium that could prove to be the iconic image of this Olympics from a British perspective.
Farah's dreams of a third consecutive gold medal - and the second in the 10,000m following his double triumph at London 2012 - was nearly derailed by aan early fall when his American training partner, Galen Rupp, accidentally tripped him.
But Farah bouonced back immediately, and held off a spirited last-lap attack from Kenyan Paul Kipngetoch Tanui to clinch a thrilling victory.
More on the sad news Pele will not be able to attend tonight because of ill health.
"I'm not in physical condition to take part in the opening ceremony," Pele said.
"Only God is more important than my health. In my life, I've had fractures, surgeries, pain, hospital stays, victories and defeats. And I've always respected those who admire me."
And now the inexorable march of athletes. Hang in there folks, you can do it. Given my inability to correctly identify German table tennis players, I'll leave you in the capable hands of our sport guys.
Aruba looked a happy bunch. Didn't know where it was. Looked it up and now it's obvious why they're a happy bunch.
Here come China. This could take some time
Egypt. That's with an E. Fifth letter of the alphabet. 21 to go if my maths are correct...
Flag carrying Rafa Nadal with a massive beam on his chops as he leads Spain out into the Marcana.
The U S of A ... Hundreds of em. Very preppy with the white chino look
Russia soon....what reception will they get?
Team GB in the house. Andy Murray with the flag. Not sure about the jackets
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