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Ellie Simmonds steals the show on golden night for British swimmers

Swimming - Women's 200m IM - SM6

On a night of three golds in the pool for ParalympicsGB Ellie Simmonds stole the show by becoming the first SM6 swimmer to race below three minutes in the 200m medley. After an F42 shot put gold for Aled Davies during the morning session of the athletics Simmonds followed Sascha Kindred’s lead by shattering the world record in the clammy Aquatics Centre. The 21-year-old, who suffers from achondroplasia dwarfism, won her fifth Paralympic gold with a time of 2min 59.81sec.

Mo Farah to put family before decision to race at Tokyo Games

Athletics - Men's 5000m Final

Mo Farah admits he is wrestling with the idea of carrying on to the Tokyo 2020 Games after completing an extraordinary Olympic “double double” on Saturday night. However, he concedes he will be forced to take it a year at a time as he faces up to getting older and wanting to spend more time with his family.

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Athletics - Women's Heptathlon 800m

Jessica Ennis-Hill to decide on future after claiming silver in heptathlon

Jessica Ennis-Hill wasn’t going to die wondering. As she lined up for the 800m, the final event of the women’s heptathlon, she knew she needed to overturn a 142-point deficit to surpass Nafissatou Thiam, the brilliant young Belgian – nine years her junior – if she was to retain her Olympic title. That equated to 9.47 seconds: the exact difference between their two personal bests.

Athletics - Men's 200m Round 1

Usain Bolt cruises into 200m semi-finals with comfortable victory in heats

These Olympics will be remembered for any amount of athletic excellence but there are days when the acreage of empty seats in Rio’s showpiece stadium feels doubly depressing. If there is one man who should be guaranteed to attract a crowd it is Usain Bolt, the fastest and most marketable athlete on the planet. For him to run in front of a sea of vacant blue plastic really does damage the Games’ image.

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