Winning shot

Margarita Mamun continued Russia's hold on the rhythmic gymnastics event by winning the individual all-around gold on Saturday. The 20-year-old beat her world champion team-mate Yana Kudryavtseva, with the Ukrainian Ganna Rizatdinova claiming the bro
Margarita Mamun continued Russia's hold on the rhythmic gymnastics event by winning the individual all-around gold on Saturday. The 20-year-old beat her world champion team-mate Yana Kudryavtseva, with the Ukrainian Ganna Rizatdinova claiming the bronze in the Rio Olympic Arena. It was the fifth time that Russia have won the title going back to Sydney 2000.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Gary Lineker.
Gary Lineker.
Nigel Levine.
Nigel Levine.
Pele.
Pele.

Tweetbits

66 medals for @TeamGB . More than in London 2012. Astonishing collection given our population. Now if we could just sort out our football.

GARY LINEKER

Match of the Day presenter cheers Britain's surpassing their total tally of 65 for their home Games.

Happy for Lynsey Sharp for coming 3rd in women 800m.

NIGEL LEVINE

The team-mate of Britain's sixth-placed Lynsey Sharp feels she should have won a medal. The three medallists - South Africa's Caster Semanya, Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba and Kenya's Margaret Wambui - have been identified as hyperandrogenic athletes.

I have so many memories from Maracana, and today a new one was created. What a perfect ending to the Olympic games.

PELE

The Brazil legend witnesses his nation's Under-23 football team achieve Olympic glory for the first time.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 22, 2016, with the headline 'Winning shot'. Print Edition | Subscribe