Olympics catch-up: Our magnificent medal haul and all the important things you missed overnight from day five at Rio


Day five brought the most successful day of the Olympics for Team GB so far, the athletes doubling our medal tally overnight to an impressive 12.

Here's all the action from across Rio that you might have missed while you were sleeping - and should probably catch up on immediately.

Diving duo Jack Laugher and Chris Mears won gold.

Divers Jack Laugher and Chris Mears.
(David Davies/PA)

Diving pair Mears and Laugher produced a sparkling display to secure victory in the men's synchronised 3m springboard on day five in Rio.

Mears, 23, from Reading, and Laugher, 21, from Harrogate, previously won World Championships bronze in 2015, Commonwealth gold in 2014 and European gold in May.

Their victory was made even sweeter as Mears had battled back from a ruptured spleen he suffered as a teen. This left him on life support with just a one-in-20 chance of survival, but that hasn't stopped his diving career.

Divers Jack Laugher and Chris Mears.
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Mears said: "We just stayed in our zone. We didn't know how many points we needed because we weren't concentrating on that.

"All I concentrated on was landing on my head on my dive and I did that. And so did Jack so we came out on top."

Laugher said: "The dream's happened and it's paid off and we're ecstatic with how we've done."

This summed up what became known as #WinnersWednesday on Twitter.

Joe Clarke also nabbed gold.

(Martin Rickett/PA)
(Martin Rickett/PA)

Canoeist Clarke, from Staffordshire, won Team GB's second gold medal by coming out on top in the men's kayak (K1) slalom final.

The 23-year-old said he was stunned by his success and hailed it as a "dream come true".

Clarke was ecstatic, saying: "Joe Clarke, Olympic champion. Joe Clarke, Olympic champion! It was what I went to bed dreaming about last night and what I've dreamed of for so many years.

Joe Clarke
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"For sure I've had some luck and you need a bit of luck in this sport to excel and that has come today. I don't know what I did to deserve that but I obviously did something right along the way."

The sweetest thing about his victory? Probably the moment Clarke saw his parents right after his big win.

However, a lot of tweeters wanting to send their congratulations to Clarke got a little mixed up.

Shooter Steven Scott took home the bronze in double trap shooting.

Steven Scott celebrates his win.
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Scott won the bronze after beating his team-mate and friend Tim Kneale in a head-to-head contest.

He said: "It's a very emotional time for me. There is a little part of me that wanted him to win as well because we worked so hard together."

By now the podium must be a pretty comfortable place for Chris Froome.

(David Davies/PA)
(David Davies/PA)

Froome won bronze in the men's time trial less than three weeks after winning the Tour de France for the third time.

He said: "Winning the Tour was a big target for me and I came here to try and back it up. Just to be at the Olympics is really special, but to come away with another medal is even more special."

Judo's Sally Conway won bronze, and couldn't contain her excitement.

Sally Conway celebrates her bronze medal.
(Markus Schreiber/AP)

The 29-year-old from Edinburgh beat Bernadette Graf of Austria in the -70kg judo category, securing victory with a single throw midway through.

This was a brilliant success for Conway, who was knocked out in the last-16 stage of the same category at London 2012. And safe to say her fans were suitably impressed.

Her father, Mark Conway, said: "She's won so many things but she's not got the title and recognition, and this gives her the title that people would look at that defines her career."

Max Whitlock won the first GB men's all-round gymnastics medal since 1908.

Max Whitlock competes in the men's individual all-around final.
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After what has been quite a disappointing run for the GB gymnasts, Whitlock raised all of our spirits by somersaulting his way to a bronze medal.

He said: "That Team GB have won more medals today makes it even better.

"We are very strong, we're such a big team, and hopefully we can go back to the village and everyone can be proud of our achievements today."

Even the Prime Minister agreed with Whitlock.