Day 5 was a big day for Japan, winning three gold medals, including Kohei Uchimura repeating as the men’s gymnastics all-around champion. Both China and the United States won two gold medals, with Katie Ledecky adding another one to her tally, finishing the 4×200 meters freestyle relay with a time no one on this plant can come close to at this point.
Canoeing, men’s slalom K-1: Joe Clarke won one of two gold medals for Great Britain during the day, beating Peter Kauzer of Slovenia (silver) and Jiri Prskavec of the Czech Republic (bronze) with a final time of 88.53.
Cycling, men’s road time trial: Chris Froome could only capture the bronze medal, while gold went to Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, their first of the competition, followed by Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands with silver.
Cycling, women’s road time trial: Kristin Armstrong of the United States won the gold medal with a time of 44:26.42, beating Olga Zabelinskaya of Russia (silver) and the gold medalist from the road race, Dutch Anna van der Breggen, taking bronze.
Diving, men’s synchronized 3 meters springboard: A diving gold that doesn’t go to China (they took bronze), as the duo of Chris Mears and Jack Laugher put up a final score of 454.32 to win first place, followed by the United States duo getting silver.
Fencing, men’s sabre: Aron Szilagyi of Hungary beat Daryl Homer of the United States for the gold medal, repeating his achievement from London. Kim Jung-hwan of South Korea took the bronze medal
Fencing, women’s foil: Gold went to Inna Deriglazova of Russia, beating Elisa di Francisca, the winner of this even from four years ago, 12-11 in the final. Ines Boubakri of Turkey took the bronze.
Gymnastics, men’s artistic individual all-around: Kohei Uchimura of Japan establishes his place as probably the greatest male gymnast of all-time by winning his second all-around gold medal, finishing just ahead of Oleg Vernyayev of Ukraine (silver, and maybe a bit screwed by the judges) and Max Whitlock of Great Britain (bronze).
Judo, men’s 90 kilograms: Mashu Baker, who has an American father, took the gold medal for Japan, beating Varlam Liparteliani from Georgia in the final. Bronze went to Gwak Dong-han of South Korea and Cheng Xunzhao of China.
Judo, women’s 70 kilograms: Haruka Tachimoto of Japanbeat Yuri Alvear of Colombia, the bronze medalist from London, in the final. Sally Conway of Great Britain and Laura Vargas Koch of Germany took bronze.
Shooting, men’s 50 meters pistol: Jin Jong-oh of South Korea set a new Olympic record with 193.7 in the final, finishing ahead of Vietnam’s Hoang Xuan Vinh (silver) and Kim Song-guk of North Korea. This is Jin’s fourth Olympic gold medal, and third consecutive in the 50 meters pistol.
Shooting, men’s double trap: Fehaid Al-Deehani of Kuwait, but representing the Independent Olympic States, took gold, beating Marco Innocenti of Italy in the final. In an all British bronze shootout, Steven Scott took bronze.
Swimming, men’s 100 meters freestyle: The unofficial fastest swimmer in the world goes to Australian phenom Kyle Chalmers, the 18-year old Australian, setting a new World Junior record with 47.58. Pieter Timmers of Belgium took silver with 47.80 and a new national record, and the gold medalist from London, Nathan Adrian, took bronze, swimming 47.85.
Swimming, men’s 200 meters breaststroke: In a very close race with six swimmers going faster than 2:08, it was Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Balandin taking gold with 2:07.46, silver going to Josh Prenot of the United State (2:07.53) and Russia’s Anton Chupkov taking bronze.
Swimming, women’s 200 meters butterfly: After finishing second in this event four years ago, Mireia Belmonte of Spain took gold with a time of 2:04.85, barely ahead of Madeline Groves (2:04.88) of Australia. Natsumi Hoshi of Japan took bronze.
Swimming, women’s 4×200 meters freestyle relay: Another relay, another gold for the United States, as Katie Ledecky swam a 1:53.74, something no one got close to, as the fourth swimmer and helping mount a massive comeback against Australia. Allison Schmitt, Leah Smith and Maya DiRado took part of the gold medal victory, finishing well ahead of Australia (silver) and Canada (bronze).
Table Tennis, women’s singles: China took the gold and silver, with Ding Ning avenging her loss to Li Xiaoxia in London, the medals reversing this time. Kim Song-i of North Korea took bronze.
Weightlifting, men’s 77 kilograms: Nijat Rahimov of Kazakhstan took gold, setting a new world record of a 214 in the clean & jerk. Lu Xiaojun of China took silver, Mohamed Ihab of Egypt got bronze.
Weightlifting, women’s 69 kilograms: Xiang Yanmei of China took the gold, beating Zhazira Zhapparkul of Kazakhstan (silver) and Sara Ahmed of Egypt (bronze) for the victory.
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