Britain beats 100-year gold medal record
A quick look at our medal tracker reveals that, thanks to this afternoon's efforts of the dressage team, Britain has now surpassed the number of golds it won in Beijing in 2008:
Britain has now won its greatest number of golds at an Olympic Games for over 100 years.
The all-time record is 56 golds, won - aptly enough - at the London Olympic Games of 1908.
Britain also needs just four more medals of any colour to exceed the total it won in Beijing. This is perhaps a more realistic target than 56 golds!
Waiting for comments from Jah Army and other plonkers denigrating what has been an amazing achievement from Team GB --- well done Britain
Team GB has made us all proud to be British. The constant hard work and training
necessary to win any kind of medal is staggering, and the Teams' devotion to the
Olympic ideal can only reap dividends of international understanding and set an example
for future generations to emulate.God Bless and thankyou all.
And all because the unwanted London Olympics went ahead, incredible, I was against the games being held in Britain for sure, but I was wrong and the governments gamble looks to have paid off.
It gets better though as Britain's lil'sweety Laura Trott, "Trotted Up In Her Second Final", she slaughtered the opponent, annihilated the USA contender, and put a smile on everybody's face for sure.
PS - That graphic up top doesn't make sense.
London 2012: 20 + 12 + 12 = 44
Beijing 2008: 19 + 13 + 12 = 44
..why do the Beijing team have more medals on the table above?
the last count i saw was 21 golds and a total of 45 medals for team GB
ALL competitors should be congratulated on their effort win or lose
there have been reports that there has been no economic boom and that many businesses are losing money because of the olympics
every one knows that when a major event hits a town or city there are winners and losers here
on the whole though its good for london and good for all of the uk to be hosting these great games
She was pushed off balance in the first race by the Aussie and in trying to regain her balance she had to come back up the slope and was adjudged to have fouled the line.
In the next race I know she tried to win but I think that when she missed the chance at the third bend decided to concede defeat.
I still think that she is a fantastic athlete and reconsider her decision to retire.