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London Olympics day twelve

Team GB's Mo Farah is one step closer to achieving an Olympic gold double. He cruised through to the 5,000 metre final on Saturday. Elsewhere today despite plenty of promise Britain has not added to its medal total.

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Beijing weightlifting gold medallist drops bar on neck

Matthias Steiner is injured while his weights fall during the men's +105kg Group A snatch weightlifting competition. Credit: Reuters

Beijing gold medallist Matthias Steiner was denied the chance to defend his crown after he was forced to withdraw following the most worrying injury seen on the weightlifting stage at these Games.

Making his second snatch attempt of 196kg, the German was unable to raise the weights fully and, falling back, could not help but drop the bar down on to his head and then shoulder.

Steiner managed to walk off stage unaided but forfeited his third attempt to receive treatment, and it was later announced he would not be able to continue and headed to hospital for a routine assessment.

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