GB Athletics Glory
On home soil, Team GB has had astounding success in athletics. Jess Ennis, Mo Farah, Christine Ohuruogu and Greg Rutherford have all claimed medals so far. And with more action on it's way, the Olympic medal hunt isn't over yet.
Performing under almost crushing expectation, Jess Ennis showed what she was all about. The Adidas-sponsored star grabbed gold in the heptathlon. After topping her personal best in a heptathlon hurdles with a time of 12.54, Ennis was determined. 2012 was her year. The high jump and shot put let her down slightly, and she finished 2nd in the 200 metres.
Ennis put some breathing space between her and the chasing pack in the long jump, clearing 6.48 metres. Then, with two events to go she cemented the lead with a personal best 47.49 metres in the javelin. Cue the finale. The 800 metres. Ennis powered her way through, winning the 800 metres in 2:08:65 and taking gold.
Mo Farah also grabbed gold for Team GB. The Nike-sponsored runner was in fine form as he shrugged off competition from American training partner Galen Rupp and Tariku Bekele. It was a strong performance from Farah, who saved enough energy to convincingly sprint clear of the pack on the home strait.
Greg Rutherford produced a phenomenal performance to win the long jump. The Milton Keynes native leaped 8.31 metres to take gold, taking Britain's first gold in the long jump since Lynn Davies' triumph in the 1964 games.
Rounding things off, Christine Ohuruogu finished 2nd in the women's 400 metres. The Beijing gold medallist couldn't quite overhaul Sanya Richards-Ross. The Londoner still managed to push Deedee Trotter down into third place to secure silver. Robbie Grabarz also got on the podium, taking bronze in the men's high jump.