Team GB deliver golden day
On what was a truly historic day for British sport, Team GB delivered 6 gold medals as the Olympic Stadium came to life on Saturday evening. A huge amount of hope and expectation was placed on Jess Ennis and Mo Farah to deliver the first athletics gold of London 2012, and boy did they deliver! Ennis was met by with a huge roar from the crowd as she stepped up to each event of her Heptathlon, and such was her dominance that the final 800m event was almost like 2 laps of honour for the Sheffield star. Equally, Mo Farah received a huge ovation, as the crowd pushed him every bit of the way through his 10,000m. A storming 100m finish by Mo capped off the most successful day in Olympic history for Britain, and an evening to remember for the 80,000 spectator crowd and millions watching at home.
Earlier in the day Team GB earned more gold medals at Eton Dorney as the women’s skulls and men’s coxless 4s made it Britains most successfully Olympic games for rowing. This was followed by more dominance in the velodrome with gold in the women’s team pursuit. But it was events inside the stadium that really stole the headlines. Ennis and Farah’s golds came with great expectation from the public, but they were joined by some what surprise package Greg Rutherford who jumped to a golden victory in the long jump.
It was simply a magical day of achievement and one that will be forever remembered and cherished by the the British public. London 2012 is delivering its promise : Inspire a generation.