Rio Olympics Day Five: Gymnast Uchimura retains title, First ever Diving gold for Great Britain

18 more medals were decided on day five of the Rio Olympics and among them were divers Jack Laugher and Chris Mears who made history for Team GB and Japan’s Kohei Uchimura retained his all-around Gymnastics title.

Medal Winners

It was a good day for Great Britain on day five of the Rio Olympics with divers Jack Laugher and Chris Mears becoming Great Britain’s first ever Olympic Diving champions by winning the Men’s synchronised 3m springboard with a total score of 454.32.

Hot favourites Qin Kai and Cao Yuan failed to make a fourth diving gold medal at Rio 2016 for China as they only managed bronze with a score of 443.70, behind USA duo Mike Hixon and Sam Dorman who claimed silver on 450.21.

Chris Mears was given 5% chance of survival in 2009 and now he is Olympic champion beside Laugher image: theguardian.com

Chris Mears and Jack Laugher made it three gold medals for Team GB in Rio
image: theguardian.com

Joe Clarke also claimed gold for Team GB in the Men’s K1 Kayak in Canoeing with a time of 88.53. Peter Kauzer of Slovenia claimed silver just 0.2 seconds behind the winner and Jiri Prskavec of Czech Republic won bronze with a time of 88.99.

It was a bronze medal for Max Whitlock in a closely contested Men’s Individual All-Around Artistic Gymnastics as he claimed a first Team GB medal in this event for 108 years.

Japan’s Kohei Uchimura retained his Olympic Gold Medal with a total score of 92.365 edging out Ukraine’s Oleg Verniaev by less than 0.1, while Whitlock’s score of 90.266 was enough for his to take home bronze.

In Shooting, Great Britain’s Steven Scott beat compatriot Tim Kneale to the bronze medal in the Men’s Double Trap. The gold went to Kuwait’s only Olympic Medallist won Fehaid Al Deehani won his country’s first ever gold meal with a 26-24 victory over Italian Marco Innocenti.

South Korean Jin Jong-oh landed his third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the men’s 50m pistol with 193.7 points. Xuan Vinh Hoang,who won Vietnam’s first ever Olympic gold medal on Saturday, won silver with North Korea’s Kim Song-guk claiming bronze.

Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara ended his career on a high as he claimed his second Olympic Gold medal with victory in the men’s 54km time trial in Cycling, claiming victory in one hour 12 minutes and 15 seconds.

Dutchman Tom Dumoulin won the silver medal just under a minute slower than Cancellara, while Tour de France champion Chris Froome added a another bronze medal to Team GB’s tally after he finished with a time of 1:13:17.

USA’s Kristin Armstrong claimed her third ever Olympic gold meal by winning the women’s 30km time trial in a time of 44:26. Olga Zabelinskaya on Russia won silver with Road race champion Anna van der Breggen of Netherlands taking home bronze.

Sally Conway made it a quartet of bronze medals on the day for Team GB as she defeated Austria’s Bernadette Graf in the bronze medal match of the Women’s -70kg Judo. Japan’s Haruka Tachimoto defeated Colombia’s three-time world champion Yuri Alvear to win gold.

Mashu Baker made it a double gold for Japan in Judo as he followed up Tachimoto’s victory to defeat Georgian Varlam Liparteliani to become Olympic champion in the Men’s -90kg.

It was another busy night in Swimming and there was a big shock in the Men’s 200m breaststroke as Dmitry Balandin of Kazakhstan – who had the slowest time coming into the final, touched the wall  touched the wall in 2.07.46 to win the gold medal.

Josh Prenot of the United States came just 0.07 seconds behind Balandin to win the silver medal, with Russia’s Anton Chupkov winning the bronze medal.

Mireia Bemonte became Spain's first ever Olympic swimming champion image: omarjjoo.blogspot.com

Mireia Bemonte became Spain’s first ever Olympic swimming champion
image: omarjjoo.blogspot.com

There was also a surprise in the other men’s final of the night as Australia’s Kyle Chalmers won 100m freestyle gold  in a time of 47.58 seconds, ahead of Pierter Timmers of Belgium who took silver and defending champion Nathan Adrian of USA who had to settle for bronze.

Mireia Bemonte became Spain’s first ever Olympic swimming gold medallist as she swam the fastest time this year of 2:04.85 to win the 200m butterfly. Australian Madeline Groves and Japan’s Natsumi Hoshi won silver and bronze respectively.

In he final race of the night, Katie Ledecky continued her dominance in the pool with a third gold of the games as Team USA won gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay. Australia won silver ahead of Canada, who took bronze.

In Weightlifting, Nijat Rahimov won a second goal medal of the day for Kazakhstan as he pipped China’s Liu Xiaojun to the gold and despite both men lifting a new world record 379kg, Rahimov won gold as he weighs lighter. Mohamed Ihab of Egypt won bronze.

It was better news for China in the Women’s 69kg Weightlifting as Xiang Yanmei lifted 261kg to win gold. Kazakh Zhazira Zhapparkul won the silver medal after a lift of 259 kg, while bronze went to Egypt’s Sara Ahmed on 255kg.

Hungary’s Aron Szilagyi retained his Olympic individual sabre title in Fencing with a 15-8 win over American silver medallist Daryl Homer, with South Korea’s Junghwan Kim claiming bronze.

Inna Deriglazova won the women’s individual foil as the Russian defeated reigning champion Elisa Di Francisca of Italy 12-11 in the final to take Russia’s gold medal tally to four.

Finally, the first Table Tennis medals of the games were won as Ding Ning dethroned 2012 Olympic champion and compatriot Li Xiaoxia to win the gold meal with a 4-3 victory. North Korea’s Kim Song I won bronze with a 4-1 win over Japan’s Ai Fukuhara.

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