- A near-perfect performance from Omar McLeod saw him claim gold in the men's 110 metre hurdles - Jamaica's first triumph in the event at the Olympics.
- Jason Kenny matched Chris Hoy's Great British record of six Olympic gold medals, while fiancee Laura Trott became Team GB's most decorated female Olympian on a dramatic final night of track cycling in Rio.
- Robson Conceicao handed Brazil its first Olympic gold medal in boxing, becoming the 10th sport it has claimed the top honour in.
- A sensational performance in the women's floor final saw Simone Biles earn her fourth gold medal of the Rio Olympics.
- Hosts Brazil were knocked out of the women's football tournament at the semi-final stage, following a penalty shoot-out defeat to Sweden, who will now face Germany in the decider.
QUOTES OF THE DAY
"I can't get my mind around this. Is this real? Now I'm going to eat as much ice cream and cake as I can," - Jamaican gold medallist McLeod reveals his post-Games plans.
"I went down and I was like, 'What's happening, why am I on the ground?' Then suddenly this hand on my shoulder, like 'Get up, get up, we have to finish this'. That girl is the Olympic spirit right there," - New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin hails the sportsmanship shown by Abbey D'Agostino, who helped her up after she fell during the women's 5000m heats.
"I was just thinking that they were shouting for Sweden and the noise was for me to score the goal. Simple answer," - said Swedish footballer Lisa Dahlkvist, who scored the winning penalty to knock hosts Brazil out of the women's football tournament semi-finals.
The Jamaican went into the 110m hurdles final as the gold medal favourite, and he did not let his nation down. McLeod recovered from an average start, running an almost-perfect race to claim Jamaica's first ever Olympic gold medal in the event, joining Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson on the honours list in Rio.
Conceicao secured Brazil's third gold of the tournament, and 11th medal in total, while Mutaz Essa Barshim won Qatar's first ever silver at an Olympic Games, having only claimed four bronze previously. United States still lead the way, adding another two gold and nine medals in total on day 11.
Several medals are up for grabs at the Olympic Stadium, including the women's 200 metre sprint and 110m hurdles. American Aston Eaton is also looking to become only the third man to successfully defend the decathlon title, while the women's golf tournament begins earlier in the day.
Haitian Jeffrey Julmis may have finished last by some distance in the semi-finals of the men's 110m hurdles, but he did so in true Olympic spirit.
Julmis let the occasion get to him and tumbled over the first hurdle, but the 29-year-old did not let it get him down.
He went on to finish the rest of the race and was warmly applauded by the spectators in the stadium. However, his exploits did not go unnoticed around the globe. Ouch.