Olympics catch-up: Greg Rutherford's wobbly qualifier and another gold for Sir Bradley Wiggins


There were mixed results for Team GB on day seven of the Olympics in Rio.

Here's what you might have missed on Friday night while you were sleeping... or out partying.

1. Greg Rutherford scraped through to the final.

Defending long jump champion Greg Rutherford came close to disaster after fouling his first two leaps in qualification, but he recovered to make it through to the final.

Greg Rutherford

Scary stuff, but it was third time lucky.

2. Great Britain's cyclists won the men's team pursuit gold.

Steven Burke, Owain Doull, Ed Clancy and Sir Bradley Wiggins
(David Davies/PA)

Sir Bradley Wiggins overtook Sir Chris Hoy to become Team GB's most decorated Olympian after winning his eighth medal in the team pursuit at the velodrome.

Sir Bradley, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Owain Doull stormed to victory over Australia in a nail-biting finish.

3. Two more silver medals, including one in... trampolining?

Wait, trampolining is an Olympic sport? Well, yes, apparently it is.

Britain picked up two more silver medals, one expected and one very much not.

The dressage team won gold in London but were unable to hold on to their crown against a rampant Germany.

Britain had never had an Olympic finalist on the trampoline before, and merely reaching that contest wasn't enough for 25-year-old Bryony Page - she went on to claim a stunning silver.

4. Jazz Carlin is the first Brit to win more than one medal in Rio.

Jazz Carlin
(Michael Sohn/AP)

Jazz added the 800m freestyle silver to the silver she won in the 400m, again behind the amazing American Katie Ledecky.

Twitter was buzzing about her success:

5. Last place for Britain in the women's skeet.

Amber Hill

Oh dear. Amber Hill finished last in the semi-finals of the women's skeet at the Deodoro Shooting Centre. The 18-year-old Briton finished fifth after three qualification rounds, earning her a place in the six-strong shoot-off for medals, but she then came up short.

6. It's good news for Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Jessica Ennis-Hill
(Matt Dunham/AP)

Jessica Ennis-Hill is braced for a battle for gold after finishing the first day of the heptathlon in Rio in front.

She leads the field by 72 points, but team-mate Katarina Johnson-Thompson's hopes of challenging for her crown were dealt a major blow by a woeful performance in the shot put. She is 100 points behind her compatriot in fourth place after four events.

Ennis-Hill will head into the second day of competition on 4,057 points, 101 down on the same stage at London 2012.

7. Andy Murray is still in the running.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray's hopes of a second successive singles gold remain alive after he survived another close shave, this time against American Steve Johnson.

The world number two came from a break down in the decider to win 6-0 4-6 7-6 (7/2), and he plays fourth seed Kei Nishikori in the semi-final.

But Murray and Heather Watson lost 6-4 6-4 in the mixed doubles quarter-final to India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna.