TODAY marks the fifth anniversary of one of the greatest days in British Olympic history.
In an amazing Saturday at the 2012 London games, Team GB scooped an incredible six gold medals.
First up, rowers Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland triumphed in the women’s double sculls.
That was followed by Alex Gregory, Pete Reed, Tom James, Andrew Triggs Hodge powering their way to gold in the men’s four.
— Team GB (@TeamGB) August 4, 2017
Meanwhile in the velodrome, Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell produced a stunning performance in the team pursuit.
And the place to be in the evening was the Olympic Stadium in the east of the city.
After a sensational effort, Jessica Ennis, one of the faces of the games, was crowned Olympic heptathlon champion in front of thousands.
She had a commanding lead going into the final event, the 800m, but that didn’t slow her down as she sprinted to victory at full pelt.
The magic continued with the roaring crowd turning their attentions across the stadium, where Greg Rutherford was lining up for the next round of the long jump.
Ennis watched on from her victory lap as he leaped closer to gold.
It was then Mo time.
The men’s 10,000m was the latest event to captivate the audience, with Mo Farah and his rivals lapping the stadium as Rutherford produced an incredible victory and got his hands on the top prize.
He and Ennis had won GB’s first track and field golds at a London games since 1908 and a third was on the way.
Farah crossing the line in first place provided another iconic moment from a day packed full of them.
Team GB ended the games with 29 gold medals in total, six on an incredible, memorable summer’s day.
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