Team GB enjoyed their most fruitful day at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after scooping six medals on day five. Joe Clarke and diving pair Jack Laugher and Chris Mears struck gold for Great Britain while there were a flurry of bronze medals won during a six-hour spell in the Brazilian capital.
Chris Froome began the medal rush by matching his bronze from London 2012 in the men's time trial. The Tour de France champion went off last but was unable to overhaul Fabian Cancellara – who regained his title from Beijing – while Tom Dumoulin took silver for Netherlands.
Steven Scott, the two-time Commonwealth champion, won Britain's second shooting medal of the Games after success in the men's double trap. Scott surged into the bronze medal match with fellow-countryman Tim Kneale, where a 100% record from the 30 targets secured himself a podium place.
The celebrations from the Olympic Shooting Centre had barely begun when GB won their second gold of the Games after Clarke stormed to victory in the K-1 final. The 23-year-old set the fastest time after going off eighth in the 10-man final and held on to win his first major title.
Scotland's Sally Conway then recovered from defeat in the semi-finals of the women's -70kg to grab bronze by yuko ahead of Austria's Bernadette Graf. The Edinburgh-born judoka has strolled into the last four with three Ippons, and became GB's 17th judo medallist in Olympic history.
Great Britain's success in the diving competition is far more modest however, but that did not affect Laugher and Mears, who became the nation's first ever Olympic champions in the discipline as they took gold in the men's 3m synchronised springboard final. The pair went two better than Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow with an imperious performance, which saw them lead from the halfway stage onwards ahead of the teams from the US and China.
Max Whitlock capped a stunning day by winning Britain's first medal in the all-around gymnastics event in 108 years as he surged to bronze. The 23-year-old had been part of the men's team which failed earlier in the Games, but he recovered to claim his third Olympic medal, ahead of the floor and pommel horse individual finals.
The haul couldn't be added to in the pool however, as Andrew Willis recorded Team GB's eighth fourth place finish in Rio in the men's 200m breaststroke. The 25-year-old remains without a major championships medal, having finished fourth previously at the World and European Championships. A similar fate befell Duncan Scott in an all-star men's 100m freestyle final, as he finished fifth in an ominous result ahead of the relay later in the week.
High winds denied Britain the opportunity to add to the medal tally as the entire rowing schedule was postponed for the second time during the Games. The cancellation meant the men's quadruple sculls team were forced to wait to race for gold, though organisers remain confident the schedule will be completed in the coming days.
The inclement conditions also curtailed the tennis competition, with no matches possible on day five. Among those players affected were British number ones Andy Murray, who was due to face Feliciano Lopez, and Johanna Konta, who takes on Angelique Kerber for a semi-final place.
GB's men surged into the semi-finals of the rugby sevens competition after a dramatic extra time win over Argentina. After edging past New Zealand to progress from their pool with a 100% record, Britain were held by the Pumas after 14 minutes of their quarter-final clash, before Daniel Bibby scored a dramatic golden try four minutes into extra time to set up a meeting with South Africa.
Qais Ashfaq was meanwhile unable to turn the tide for British boxing as he became the fifth fighter to eliminated after he was outclassed Chatchai Butdee. The Commonwealth champion from Glasgow started slowly and was punished for a lacklustre display which ended with another premature exit.