Olympics catch-up: Katherine Grainger's fifth medal and all the important things you missed overnight from day six at Rio

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On the sixth day of Rio, Team GB won four more medals, smashing a record and taking home another gold along the way.

Here's all the action that you might have missed on Thursday while you were sleeping...

Our cycling trio won gold in the team sprint.

Great Britain's Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner with their gold medals following the Men's team sprint final on the sixth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil.
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Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner got Britain's track cycling campaign off to a flying start with gold in the team sprint, beating New Zealand in the final in an Olympic record 42.440 seconds.

It was Jason's fourth Olympic gold, and Brits everywhere went wild.

Britain's men's team sprint have not won a world title since 2005, but have won gold at the 2008, 2012 and now 2016 Olympics.

"It's bizarre," Jason said.

"We get a chance to win the worlds every single year and we get a chance to win the Olympics every four. We can't win a bloody worlds to save our lives, but we can win the Olympics every time."

Katherine Grainger became our joint most decorated female Olympian of all time.

Great Britain's Katherine Grainger (right) and Victoria Thornley with their silver medals following the women's doubles sculls final A at the Lagoa Stadium on the sixth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil.
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Katherine Grainger became the joint most decorated female British Olympian of all-time by winning women's double sculls silver with Vicky Thornley.

It was the 40-year-old's fifth Olympic medal, matching the number won by Kitty Godfree, nee McKane, a tennis player in the 1920s.

The pair came agonisingly close to gold in the women's 2,000m double sculls, but were beaten by Poland by just half a boat length.

But they can't really complain - they weren't even going to come to the Olympics, dropping out midway through the season.

Britain won a shock silver in rugby.

Great Britain Daniel Bibby (left) and Tom Mitchell with their silver medals after finishing runners up in the Rugby Sevens Men's Gold Medal Match between Fiji and Great Britain at the Deodoro Stadium on the sixth day of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil.
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Britain won a shock silver in the men's rugby competition, winning their semi-final against South Africa before going down 43-7 in the final to Fiji, who won the first medal for their country in any sport.

Fiji's coach dedicated their win to the late Beth Coalter, world rugby sevens operating manager.


David Florence made up for his earlier mishap.

Great Britain's David Florence (front) and Richard Hounslow react after their run in the Canoe Slalom C2 Double Men's final at the Whitewater Stadium on the sixth day of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil.
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Canoeist David Florence bounced back from finishing last in the C1 final two days earlier to take silver in the C2 class alongside Richard Hounslow.

Simone Biles proved she is queen of gymnastics.

United States' Simone Biles bites her gold medal for the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.
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Simone Biles took her second gold of this Olympics, in the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around final - she's tipped to win five overall.

Her floor routine took an incredible 15.933 points, rounding off an incredibly hard event - you have to excel in all aspects of gymnastics.

United States' Simone Biles performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.
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Simone is the only woman to win the world championships three years in a row, and her latest gold was won in epic, sassy, incredible style. She is probably the best female gymnast of all time - and that isn't an exaggeration.


It was a mixed bag in the tennis.

Great Britain's Heather Watson and Andy Murray take a water break during their Mixed Doubles First Round match on Centre Court at the Olympic Tennis Centre on the sixth day of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil.
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Andy Murray survived a scare against Fabio Fognini as he fought back from the brink against the Italian to win their third-round match 6-1 2-6 6-3.

Murray and Heather Watson won their opening mixed doubles match 6-3 6-3 over David Ferrer and Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain. Unfortunately, Johanna Konta was beaten 6-1 6-2 by second seed Angelique Kerber in the quarter-finals.

Michael Phelps continued to absolutely smash it.

USA's Michael Phelps celebrates with his gold medal following the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on the sixth day of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil.
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Michael Phelps won his 22nd Olympic gold medal and fourth consecutive 200m individual medley title in 1:54.66 seconds.

It was his fourth gold medal of this Olympics alone, helping the US maintain their position at the top of the medal table.

Britain's Chloe Tutton finished an agonising fourth in the women's 200m breaststroke final.

Simone Manuel became the first black female swimmer to win Gold - tying for first place with another swimmer!

Joint winners United States' Simone Manuel, left, and Canada's Penny Oleksiak celebrate with their gold medals after the women's 100-meter freestyle during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Simone Manuel became the first black female swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal after she won the women's 100m freestyle final for Team USA.

In an incredible turn of events, she actually tied first place with Canada's Penny Oleksiak - both women finished in 52.70 seconds, a new Olympic record.

There hasn't been a joint gold medal since 2000, when two American swimmers shared the men's 50m freestyle title.

We narrowly missed out on a judo medal.

Natalie Powell's hopes of a judo medal in the -78kg category were ended by defeat in the repechage to Germany's Luise Malzahn.

Tune in today for some more drama - Jessica Ennis-Hill begins the defence of her heptathlon title, Andy Murray has another match, and Sir Bradley Wiggins goes for his eighth Olympic medal.