Team GB currently hold as many gold medals as Russia and Germany and Jamaica combined.
There are other combinations of countries' results to make 25 golds, but that one struck me as the most unlikely sounding if - like me - you are of an age to remember the dominance of Russia...
He's not a diamond geezer, or called Joe!
So the USSR would squeeze GB out of third place.
I think the former USSR would have done much better than 26 golds if still intact, as access to training and facilities would be much improved for athletes from former Soviet states.
And taken in that spirit.
I think GB have had it now for gold medals, but should still finish third in the medals table, a remarkable achievement!
Perhaps Mo can get a gold tomorrow, but I'm struggling to think where further gold medals would come from. Any predictions as the games draw to a close? Are there gold medal contenders hovering under my radar? Any decent GB boxers left?
Your forgot the kayak sprint!
And three boxing finals tonight....
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Indeed, there was that bloke in a kayak nobody mentioned before this morning!
A couple of boxing golds tonight would be great.
The competition will likely prove too fierce for Mo Farah tonight. Despite finding some form this morning, I think Tom Daley can hope for bronze at best. That said, medals of any colour would be fantastic achievements.
Fantastic run by Mo. I was sitting on the edge of my seat bouncing up and down, excellent.
Nice to see a bit of sporting history just as it happens.
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As above, I honestly thought winning the 5,000m would be a little too much to expect of Mo, but I'm delighted to be proven wrong!
After two and a bit weeks of being glued to the Olympics, I won't know what to do with myself come Monday.
Mo did superbly well, quite amazing to do that double 10,000m and 5000m wow !
As for the former USSR they would have had so many more people to recruit from and on hearing just how they used to go about 'training' their gymnasts is quite shocking... hope it isn't like THAT anymore.
Great Britain have did Brilliant over all... population wise we are remarkable.
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I nearly missed another gold for Team GB: Luke Campbell, a bantamweight boxer, fantastic job.
Tom Daley gets a bronze, well done, he looked quite happy (bit of an understatement). I finally twigged who he reminds me of:
Anyone remember The Wonder Years?
What a night! Mo does the mobot on the podium! What a race, thought he was going to be run down right until the end. Daley's celebration a bit OTT but so pleased to see him get a medal. Another boxing gold (more finals tomorrow, I was wrong earlier).
Of the brits, whose is the greatest historic, global sporting achievement? Must be between Mo, Wiggins and Murray? And which of those (or others?) wins sports personality?
Did you see Mo and Usain doing each others celebrations on the podium later in the evening? Very funny.
Jess is also in the running...
Sir Mo perhaps?
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