Oddly, he won his bronze medal while wearing an Arsenal football shirt. Is he a lifelong Gunner, in every sense? “I don’t know, I just bought it”, said the 52-year-old. Anyway, it’s a triumph for Olympic perseverance and Premier League marketing.
Stats of the day
22 – Jeff Henderson’s long-jump victory for the USA extended the Olympic record for the most gold medals by one country in a single event in any sport.
58 – France’s Olympic heavyweight judo gold medallist Teddy Riner retained his title and extended a quite remarkable unbeaten sequence – the 6ft 8in giant has not lost to anybody since 2010.
112 – Years since the Olympics last saw a gold medallist for golf. Justin Rose will surely treasure the moment just as much as his US Open title.
Four events not to miss today
Women’s swimming, 10km marathon: 1pm
Team GB’s Keri-Anne Payne finished just outside of the medals at the 2012 games and will be hoping to make it onto the podium in Rio. She is competing against Brazil’s own Poliana Okimoto and will be taking place at the picturesque Fort Copacabana.
Women’s equestrian, dressage freestyle: 2pm
Having already led team GB to a silver medal in the team dressage event (Germany won gold) – alongside teammates Spencer Wilton, Fiona Bigwood and Carl Hester- Charlotte Dujardin will be looking to defend her 2012 Olympic title.