Another gold-filled day for Team GB
Great Britain shot up the medal table to third place after another golden day for UK athletics. Jessica Ennis secured the first British track and field gold medal in the Heptathlon, followed by Greg Rutherford in the long jump and Mo Farah in the 10,000 metres.
It was back in the Velodrome where Team GB continued their success, with the Women’s pursuit team claiming gold and breaking their own world record. Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Roswell clocked a time of three minutes 14.051 seconds, setting a new record just has they had done in the first round, beating the Americans by a full five seconds.
There was also too more golds in the rowing, Alex Gregory, Pete Reed, Tom James and Andrew Triggs Hodge seeing off the Australian challenge to win the men’s fours. While Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking took gold in empathic fashion in the lightweight double skulls. It just wasn’t to be for Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter though, who took the silver in the men’s equivalent.
After posting her highest ever first day score, it seemed inevitable that Jessica Ennis would take gold in the heptathlon event and she did in some style with impressive performances in the long jump and javelin to leave her with just the 800m to come through to claim gold.
With the Olympic stadium buzzing, Greg Rutherford seized the moment and claimed another GB gold winning the long jump with a jump of 8.31m in the fourth round enough to see him crowned Olympic champion.
All that was left, was the 10,000 metres and Mo Farah. With the entire stadium and country behind him, Mo run the perfect race, breaking away on the final lap to secure another British gold and ensure that today will go down in history for all the right reasons.
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