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We can’t help but get carried away by the Olympics, luckily for us, this weekend happened to be one of the greatest in our Olympic history. Here’s a quick rundown of our favourite moments that helped to bolster our position in the medals table.
Ben Ainslee – Sailing
Attending four straight Olympic Games is no mean feat, but winning medals in these four is even more incredible. That’s exactly what Team GB sailor Ben Ainslee managed to do, cementing his position as the world’s most successful Olympic sailor after winning gold in the Finn sailing class.
Andy Murray – Men’s Singles Tennis
Despite narrowly losing out on the Wimbledon title, Murray managed to regain the spotlight, beating Roger Federer in the final of the singles tennis.
Murray had an impressive winning margin of three straight sets (2 – 6, 1 - 6, 4 – 6), with Federer settling for silver, despite being considered the best tennis player in the history of the game.
Louis Smith and Max Whitlock – Pommel Horse
A tense finish saw Team GB gymnasts Smith and Whitlock secure silver and bronze, narrowly losing out to Hungary’s Krisztian Berki in the final of the men’s Pommel Horse.
Smith narrowly missed out on gold, with a score of 16.066 in his final round routine – the same as his Hungarian counterpart. Despite achieving the same score, Berki’s routine had a 0.1 higher score on execution which is taken into account in the event of a tie break.
Mo Farah – 10,000m
My personal favourite event of the weekend has to go to Mo Farah’s herculean effort in the 10,000m finals on Saturday night. A speedy 27:30.42 was the time taken to see Mo push for victory in a closely-fought final few laps of this gruelling distance event.
Who knows if Mo can do the same in the mens 5,000m?Google+