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Olympics - day 15 photos

Jorgen Persson

Jorgen Persson's focus is in vain as he loses his table tennis semi-final against Wang Hao

Glenn Kirkham of Great Britain competes against Kang Seongjung

Glenn Kirkham is beaten to the ball, but it's a rare South Korea attack as GB win 5-2 to take fifth place

Sabine Spitz

Sabine Spitz joins the ranks of Olympic showboats by carrying her bike across the line in the women's mountain biking event

Julien Absalon is dominant in the men's race, leading home a France one-two as Briton Liam Killeen takes a tumble

Julien Absalon is dominant in the men's race, leading home a France one-two as Briton Liam Killeen takes a tumble

Lionel Messi holds off the challenge of Nigeria's Ebenezer Ajilore

After a protracted dispute over his participation in Beijing, Lionel Messi inspires Argentina to football gold with a 1-0 win over Nigeria

And guess who is Argentina's cheerleader in chief... none other than Diego Armando Maradona

And guess who is Argentina's cheerleader in chief... none other than Diego Armando Maradona

Tim Brabants celebrates his second medal of the Games but it is a bronze this time in the 500m kayak behind Australia's Ken Wallace

Tim Brabants celebrates his second medal of the Games but it is a bronze this time in the 500m kayak behind Australia's Ken Wallace

But there is despair and controversy in the taekwondo hall when Sarah Stevenson loses after her late head kick mysteriously fails to score

But there is despair and controversy in the taekwondo when Sarah Stevenson loses after her late head kick mysteriously fails to score

Incredibly, that decision against China's Chen Zhong is reversed, but Stevenson then loses to Mexican Maria del Rosario Espinoza

Incredibly, that decision against China's Chen Zhong is reversed, but Stevenson loses to Maria del Rosario Espinoza before winning bronze

Cuba's former Olympic champion Angel Valodia Matos kicks referee Chakir Chelbat in the head

Cuba's Angel Valodia Matos is expelled from future taekwondo competitions after kicking referee Chakir Chelbat in the head

There is real concern in the pool when Japan's Hiromi Kobayashi has to be helped out of the water by her synchronised swimming team-mates

There is concern in the pool when Japan's Hiromi Kobayashi is helped out of the water by her synchronised swimming team-mates

The Spanish synchronised swimming team compete on their way to winning the silver medal in the team event free routine final

The Spanish synchronised swimming team compete on their way to winning the silver medal in the team event free routine final

Russia take gold in the swimming cube

But Russia take gold in the event at the swimming cube to sneak ahead of Team GB on the medals table

Israel's Irina Risenzon competes in the individual all-around final of the rhythmic gymnastics

Israel's Irina Risenzon competes in the individual all-around final of the rhythmic gymnastics

Tom Daley acquits himself well in the men's 10m platform diving final, ending up in seventh spot

Tom Daley acquits himself well in the men's 10m platform diving final, ending up in seventh spot

James Degale supplies Britain's 19th (and last?) gold medal with victory over Cuba"s Emilio Correa Bayeaux in the middleweight boxing final

But James Degale does better, supplying Britain's 19th gold with victory over Emilio Correa Bayeaux in the middleweight boxing final

Ethipia's Kenenisa Bekele adds to his legend by wrapping up an emphatic distance double in the 5,000m

In athletics, Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele adds to his legend by wrapping up an emphatic distance double in the 5,000m

But there is frustration for British medal hope Lisa Dobriskey, who can only finish fourth in the 1500m

But there is disappointment for British medal hope Lisa Dobriskey, who can only finish fourth in the 1500m

There is more frustration for Britain in the 4x400m relays with the men and the women narrowly missing out on the podium

There is more frustration for Britain in the 4x400m relays with the men and the women narrowly missing out on the podium

It falls to the USA - and Jeremy Wariner - to win the last gold on the track - the men's 4x400m

It falls to the USA - and Jeremy Wariner - to win the last gold on the track - the men's 4x400m




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