Rio 2016: GB win silver in Mens 4x100 Medley Relay

Usain Bolt can add another gold medal at the Rio Games

It was all about the famous "Super Saturday" back in London 2012 but last night Team GB'S athletes enjoyed Britain's most successful day in modern Olympics which moved them up to second in the overall medal table.

The women's 10km open water race also took place early on Monday, ending with Sharon Van Rouwendaal of the Netherlands taking the gold, Rachele Bruni of Italy taking silver and Poliana Okimoto of Brazil grabbing bronze.

In doing so, Murray wrote his name into the Olympic history books by become the first tennis player ever to win two singles gold medals. "She does swimming, not track and field, so I'm not anxious about that".

Her teammate Michael Phelps is a big part of the medal count, of course.

In future games, the country might reach 2,000 gold medals at the Summer Olympics before another nation reaches 1,000. USA! USA! USA! "I hope I can be an inspiration to others, so this medal is for those who come behind me and get into the sport and hopefully find the love and drive to get to this point".

Simone Biles will try to make it 4 for 4 when the Olympic all-around champion makes a bid for another gold medal during the balance beam finals.

Of the 1,000 gold medals, more than half have come from track and field (323) and swimming (246), USOC added.

Kenny defeated Skinner in the men's sprint final in the velodrome to win his fifth Olympic gold medal to draw level with Sir Bradley Wiggins and Sir Steve Redgrave.

Additionally, Maya Dirado and Nathan Adrian contributed a total of four medals to the U.S. Swim team with Ryan Murphy contributing three.

And in Rio the stage is set for history to repeat itself as the terrific trio of Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford - who all won gold in the space of 46 minutes four years ago - are reunited by a quirk of the athletics scheduling.

"I'm always confident going into the 200 meters", said Bolt, who surged past Justin Gatlin to win the 100 on Sunday.

DeMont tried for decades to get the medal back, saying he was wronged because the USOC did not properly disclose to Olympic officials that he was on medication - and that if they had done so, his ephedrine level would not have led to his ban. "I don't carry it with me". The U.S. was second to France in the medal standings, winning 12 golds to their 15. The American women have never won Olympic gold in the sport.

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