Ethiopia's Ayana sets a new world record in the women's 10,000m

Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana broken the world record by over 14 seconds to received Olympic gold in the women's 10,000m in Rio.

The 24-year-old, rushing the range on the track for just the 2nd time, obliterated the field to end in 29 minutes 17.45 seconds.

Britain's Jo Pavey was 15th in her 5th Olympics at age 42, set up a season's perfect time of 31:33.44. Kenya's Vivian Cheriot, the 2012 bronze medallist, ended 2nd in 29:32.53.

Defending winner Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia just managed 3rd however in a very own best time of 29:42.56 - one of 18 personal bests in the race.

Helen Glover, Heather Stanning received rowing gold

Great Britain's Helen Glover and also Heather Stanning systematically secured their Olympic title by winning gold in the women's pair at Rio 2016.

The world champions, who received Britain's very first gold of the London Games in 2012, led from the beginning since they ended 1.2 seconds free of New Zealand in a time of seven minutes, 18.29 seconds.

Denmark completed 3rd to take bronze. It had been Great Britain's 17th medal of the Games and also moved them up to 4th in the table, ahead of Australia.

Cycling gold Medal for Great Britain

Great Britain won a 4th gold medal in Rio while the men's cycling sprint side kept their title on the day Katherine Grainger become the country's most decorated female Olympian.

Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and also Callum Skinner beat New Zealand to move GB to eighth in the medal table. Previously, Grainger and also Victoria Thornley held double sculls silver.

GB as well take silver in the inaugural men's rugby sevens along with the men's canoe double C2 as Britain achieved 16 medals. That overall is just one ahead of the number won at London 2012 after as numerous days of competition.

Michael Phelps win 22nd Olympic gold

Record-breaking Michael Phelps become the very first swimmer to win four consecutive Olympic gold medals in a single event by defeating Ryan Lochte in the 200m individual medley.

Phelps, 31, received his 22nd gold - greater than any Olympian - as fellow American Lochte, 32, faded to a fifth-place end in Rio.

Phelps ended almost 2 seconds free of Japan's Kosuke Hagino, with China's Shun Wang getting bronze. Briton Dan Wallace, 23, came eighth.

Germany's Henri Junghaenel won men's 50m rifle

Germany's Henri Junghaenel bears won gold in the Rio 2016 men's 50m rifle with an Olympic record score.

The 28-year-old completed with a score of 209.5 to defeat South Korea's Kim Jonghyun to gold by 1.3 points. The Korean kept off Russian world number 10 Kirill Grigoryan in a shoot-off, who take bronze.

Junghaenel's win is Germany's 2nd shooting gold in 2 days after Barbara Engleder set an Olympic record in the women's 50m rifle.