Rio Diary: Showering with a silver medal to keeping medals in your sock drawer


Team GB's women's relay team still in shock

Ever woken up in a daze on Saturday morning trying to piece together what happened the night before? Great Britain's women's 4×100 metres relay squad did just that. "Nope! I still can't believe it. I'm a Olympic bronze medalist," said Asha Philip, who ran the first leg for Team GB. Daryll Neita, who ran the final leg, was also an early riser on Saturday: "I've just woken up as an Olympic medalist wowwweeeee!!!!!"

Sky's the limit

Aditi Ashok may not have won a medal at Rio 2016 but the 18-year-old Indian is hoping to break new ground in her burgeoning professional career. Ashok was the youngest golfer in the women's field at the Olympic Games and finished 41st after Sunday's closing round at Reserva de Marapendi. Speaking about the prospect of one day winning a medal, she said: "It would be big in India and being a woman golfer in India it would definitely boost the popularity of the sport - in India and all over the world."

Aditi Ashok
Aditi Ashok (Chris Carlson/AP)

Never taking her silver medal off

Sticking at Reserva de Marapendi, in most cases finishing runner-up is not a cause for celebration, but New Zealand's Lydia Ko was delighted to birdie two of the last three holes to secure silver in the first women's golf event since 1900. "I said if I won a medal I'd never take it off. I think I might shower with it, I know it doesn't rust," said the 19-year-old world number one.

Olympic medals kept in a sock drawer

Newly-crowned Olympic individual showjumping champion Nick Skelton might head straight for his sock draw when he arrives home to Alcester in Warwickshire from Rio. Skelton's brilliant triumph in Deodoro gave him a second Olympic gold following Great Britain's team success at London 2012. Asked where he keeps his London gold, Skelton said: "It is actually in my sock drawer. But now I will be able to put two medals in one frame."