Team GB win gymnastics bronze

Team GB have won a bronze medal in the men's team gymnastics event at London 2012. The team had initially won a silver medal but an appeal by Japan over a fall from the pommel horse pushed the UK down to bronze.

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Games inspire more confidence in Olympic value

The opening ceremony appears to have changed public scepticism about whether the London Olympics represent value for money for British taxpayers according to a ComRes poll for The Independent.

Some 50% of people questioned believe that the Olympics will be worth the £9.3bn being spent from the public purse.

Opinion has turned round since ComRes tested the same idea in March, when only 40% of people thought the Games would be worth it.

The latest poll suggests that last Friday’s opening ceremony made the public feel more positive about the Games.

Only 43% of those questioned on Friday before the ceremony began at 9pm agreed the Olympics would be worth the money, but the proportion rose to 53% amongst those questioned after 9pm and over the rest of the weekend.

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North Korean smashes world and Olympic weightlifting records

Kim Un Guk triumphed to win gold in style for North Korea in an exciting men's 62kg competition which saw Olympic and world weightlifting records smashed.

North Korea's Un Guk Kim jumps celebrating his new world record in total of the men's 62Kg weightlifting competition
North Korea's Un Guk Kim jumps celebrating his new world record in total of the men's 62Kg weightlifting competition Credit: Reuters

Kim took up a snatch of 153kg, which broke the Olympic record and equalled the world best, with a clean and jerk of 174kg, providing him with a stunning personal best total of 327, which also eclipsed both records.

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Record-breaking weightlifter 'overwhelmed' by achievement

After setting a new British weightlifting record Zoe Smith told ITV News that she felt "overwhelmed" by her achievement.

Although she only finished 12th in the women's 58kg, the 18-year-old, competing in the B group, set the new British clean and jerk record (121kg) and new personal best total (211kg) in her first Olympics. She remarked on the "unbelievable reception" she received from the home crowd.

Bronze medal 'makes it all worthwhile'

Daniel Purvis, Max Whitlock, Louis Smith, Kristian Thomas and Sam Oldham celebrate their Bronze medals
Daniel Purvis, Max Whitlock, Louis Smith, Kristian Thomas and Sam Oldham celebrate their Bronze medals Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Sam Oldham's father Bob told ITV News: "We just can’t believe it. Sam was badly injured and didn’t come back until April, so to get in the team AND get a medal is just fantastic. It’s been 10-15 years of hard work and early mornings in the gym … but this makes it all worth while"

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