Boxer Joshua adds to GB golds
Super-heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua put the seal on a golden Games for Britain as he won a dramatic Olympic title.
His close victory takes Team GB's incredible gold tally to 29 with the possibility of one final medal to come in the modern pentathlon.
An ecstatic Joshua, 22, raised his hands in triumph while his cornerman and coach went wild along with the 10,000 crowd in the ExCel.
Among those cheering him on were London 2012 champion rowers Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins and history-making Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams.
Joshua said: "I pulled it out of the bag, my heart is still pumping. Sunday is a holy day, and I was blessed."
The win was so close that his Italian opponent made an appeal which was greeted by a chorus of boos in the arena, but it was rejected.
Another medal was won in the ring today when 21-year-old Welshman Fred Evans took silver after a brilliant Olympics in which he exceeded expectations.
Evans, from Cardiff, said: "Obviously I'm still young, I'm only 21 - I'm one of the youngest seniors here - so I've done well and I'm over the moon with getting to the final."
In the modern pentathlon Samantha Murray is third with the last disciplines of riding, and running and shooting still to go.
After more than two weeks of competition which has seen Team GB collect its biggest medal haul since 1908, the Olympic flag will be passed on to Rio de Janeiro tonight.
It will mark the end of arguably one of the most successful Games in recent decades which has elevated a host of British athletes into the canon of all-time sporting greats.
The British medal tally now stands at 64 - 29 gold, 16 silver and 19 bronze.
One of the athletes who has entered the realm of the greats is Mo Farah who last night was roared on to a stunning victory in the 5,000m final.
The 29-year-old Somali-born distance runner added the title to the 10,000m crown he won last week to top off another successful day for British athletes which also saw teenage diver Tom Daley secure a bronze.
Even Usain Bolt paid tribute to Farah's achievement by performing the Briton's "Mobot" celebration as he crossed the line after breaking the world record in the 4x100m relay.
And today Farah revealed that his daughter, Rihanna, was far more impressed by the Jamaican superstar than his own two gold medals.
He said: "Me and Usain get on well, we have a good relationship and my daughter loves him. Yesterday that made her day; he gave her a hug and she took a picture of him, she was like 'Bolt, Bolt, Bolt!"'
Daley said he felt his late father was with him in spirit as he won his Olympic bronze medal.
The 18-year-old said Rob Daley, who died of brain cancer last year, would have been proud of his achievement at the Aquatics Centre last night, after finishing third in the men's 10m platform.
Asked whether he felt his late father was with him during the competition, Daley told the BBC: "I think so. I really wish my dad was there to see the competition. I know how much it meant to him.
"I know that if he was there he would definitely be proud. It was great to have my family there and to kind of have him there in spirit."
The success of Joshua and Evans in the boxing ring came after Luke Campbell, 24, increased Britain's gold tally by beating John Joe Nevin yesterday.
The Olympics will climax with the closing ceremony later tonight, with Games organiser Lord Coe urging the nation to "party, party, party" when the musical extravaganza gets under way.
The handover from London 2012 to the Rio 2016 team will take place along with the extinguishing of the flame, signalling the end of the Games.
Traditionally, it is a chance to celebrate what the athletes have achieved and also for a massive party.
The 2012 closing ceremony - called A Symphony Of British Music - will celebrate music as one of Britain's strongest cultural exports over the last 50 years.
Many of the 10,000 athletes will be involved and will reportedly file past spectators along the aisles of the arena before gathering around the central stage in their own "mosh pit".
Artistic director Kim Gavin said: "We want it to be the best after-show party there has ever been."
The two-hour, 45-minute grand finale will start with Elgar and Waterloo Sunset at 9pm.
Pop stars expected to perform include the Spice Girls, George Michael, the Pet Shop Boys, The Who, Jessie J and Tinie Tempah.
Ben Ainslie, the most successful sailor in Olympic history, will carry the flag for the British team at the ceremony.
London 2012 saw the 35-year-old win his fourth consecutive gold to add to the silver he won in his first Olympics as a 19-year-old in Atlanta in 1996.
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