Double gold and silver for GB rowers
Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate gold
Great Britain celebrated two more Olympic gold medals and a silver at Eton Dorney on an historic - and dramatic - Super Saturday for British rowing.
Andrew Triggs Hodge, Pete Reed, Tom James and Alex Gregory beat arch-rivals Australia in sensational fashion to win Britain's fourth consecutive Olympic title in the coxless fours.
In the very next race, Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland produced a stunning performance to win gold in the lightweight women's double scull.
Britain extended their dynasty in the men's four in stunning fashion, leading Australia from the start before powering to victory in six minutes, 03.97 seconds.
Hodge, James and Reed are all now double Olympic champions, having been part of the victorious crew in Beijing. Olympic debutant Gregory adds an Olympic gold medal to the world championship title he won as part of a different men's four crew last year.
No-one could live with Copeland and Hosking during the Games as they accelerated clear of the field to win an historic gold medal for Britain.
Then the drama moved up a gear. Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter, the lightweight men's double scull champions in 2008, were less than a hundred yards into the race when a seat broke.
The rest of the boats stopped and after Purchase used a screwdriver to mend the seat, the race re-started.
It looked like the duo were remarkably going to hang on for gold only to be pipped in the final few yards by Denmark.
Britain's haul of four gold medals, two silvers and three bronze confirms London 2012 as their most successful Olympic regatta ever, surpassing the eight medals, including four golds, won at London in 1908.
Once again Great Britain showed us all that we are truly a very versatile nation, as over the past few years we've gone from not being able to win very much to quite literally dominating certain sports.
Our four coxless rowers went into 'ramming speed' to win the gold while the 2 girls just teased the opposition into submission,
As for our silver medallists, I feel pretty sorry for them as it will have meant so very much to them to have got the gold, but it just wasn't to be, things go wrong for a reason, its called fate, it wasn't to be, but so to make it up to them I'm not going to eat Danish Bacon, Danish Bread, Danish Toast, and as for those poxy Danish Pastries, well they are history.
Not one person has let us down, the whole of our sports men and women have done us proud, the whole lot will win the top prize of sports men & women of the year, and if I were another nation looking on and thinking, mmmm, yep we can do that then let them think again, we are the best, and we will continuo to be the best for years to come.
Looks like am going to keep my Team GB T shirt after all. Jess is in a commanding position. Can't wait for the 800m. Jess the Best. Go jessie go jessie.
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