A week in gold for Team GB

London 2012 Olympics Greg Rutherford

The pathway to Olympic success has been paved with gold for Team GB. Here, we look back at BRITAIN’s favourite moments from the first week of London 2012…

London 2012 Helen Glover Olympics Heather Stanning
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Helen Glover and Heather Stanning become the pride of the nation, securing Team GB’s first gold medal in the women’s Pair final on day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games

London 2012 Olympics Peter WilsonPeter Wilson celebrates with his gold medal following the men’s Double Trap Shooting final at the Royal Artillery Barracks

London 2012 Olympic Stott BaillieBritain’s gold rush continued, as Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott ranked first in the men`s Canoe Double

London 2012 Victoria PendletonVictoria Pendleton seized her moment in the Velodrome, winning a gold medal in keirin

London 2012 Olympics Grainger WatkinKatherine Grainger’s quest for Olympic glory was complete after she won a gold medal with Anna Watkins in the women’s Double Sculls

London 2012 Olympics Dabi KingGreat Britain’s women dominated the Team Pursuit in a blistering world record time at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome. Here, Dani King celebrates in spectacular fashion

London 2012 Olympics Mens Team PursuitEdward Clancy, Steven Burke, Peter Kennaugh and Geraint Thomas showcase their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the men’s Team Pursuit Track Cycling final

London 2012 Olympic Four FinalAlex Gregory, Pete Reed, Tom James and Andrew Triggs Hodge breath a sigh of relief after winning gold in the men’s Four final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney

London 2012 Olympics Katherine Copeland Sophie HoskingKatherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking couldn’t contain their jubilation, as they celebrate winning gold in the women’s Lightweight Double Sculls

London Olympic 2012 Chris HoyChris Hoy claimed his fifth gold after Great Britain’s men’s Team Sprint squad triumphed on a night of high drama at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome

London 2012 Olympics Bradley WigginsGreat Britain rider Bradley Wiggins became the first man to win the Tour de France and Olympic gold in the same year with an imperious victory in the London 2012 Individual Time Trial

London 2012 Olympic Jess EnnisJessica Ennis lived up to her billing as Great Britain’s golden girl with a commanding victory in the Heptathlon at London 2012

London 2012 Olympic Mo FarahThere was a tremendous amount of pressure on his shoulders but Mo Farah produced an incredible run in the men’s 10,000m to secure the gold medal

London 2012 Olympics Greg RutherfordIn an evening that will be known in British Olympic history as ‘Super Saturday’, Greg Rutherford clinched the gold in the men’s Long Jump with 8.31 metres

London 2012 Olympics Ben AinslieBen Ainslie became the most successful sailor in Olympic Games history after earning his fourth successive gold medal

London 2012 Olympics Andy Murray playingAndy Murray produced one of the best performances British Tennis has ever seen as he defeated Roger Federer in straight sets to win Singles gold at London 2012

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