Charlotte Dujardin wins gold !

Cyclist Mark Cavendish won silver after Charlotte Dujardin’s dressage gold as Great Britain retained second place in the Rio 2016 medal table.

Cavendish was second to Italy’s Elia Viviani in an eventful omnium race which brought his first Olympic medal and GB’s 41st of the Games.

Dujardin became the second British woman to win three Olympic golds by retaining her individual title.

Sophie Hitchon won bronze in the hammer, the first G

There was drama in the women’s 400m when Shaunae Miller, of the Bahamas, threw herself over the line to edge out American Allyson Felix in a time of 49.44 seconds.

Kenya’s David Rudisha retained his men’s 800m title on a rain-interrupted night, keeping his composure after compatriot Alfred Kipketer sprinted clear on the first lap.

There was sad news away from the action as Germany canoe slalom coach Stefan Henze died following a car crash near the Rio Olympic Park last week.

Meanwhile, Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby was sent home from Rio after he refused to shake the hand of Israeli opponent Or Sasson after their bout.