Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah make Olympic history
Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah have claimed gold medals on ‘Super Saturday’ as fans in London cheered on in elation.
Ennis took gold in the heptathlon moments before Farah ran to victory in the 10,000 metres race, marking the first time in history that Britain has won the mens 10,000 metres.
Their performances capped an incredible ‘Super Saturday’ for the British team which claimed six gold medals and a silver, as they enjoyed their most successful day at an Olympics in 104 years.
Ennis commented: “I am so shocked I can’t believe it. I’m going to savour the moment. I’ve had great support.”
Three of the gold medals were won in the 80,000-capacity Stadium. Greg Rutherford leapt to the Olympic title in the long jump earlier in the evening.
Meanwhile earlier Team GB won two rowing golds and another in the velodrome as the women in the team pursuit claimed victory with another world record.
On day eight of the Games, the host nation is in third place in the medals table with 14 gold medals, seven silvers and eight bronze - making 29 in total. The United States is in the top spot with 54 medals while China are in second place with 53.