16:58 13 August 2012
The sporting events of London 2012 have left many memories, so let’s take a look at some of the highlights from the Summer Olympic Games.
Not forgetting ‘Super Saturday’ see Team GB’s gold rush, the medals continued to flood in taking Britain to third in the competition.
Mo Farah, whose signature ‘M’ move added banter alongside Usain Bolt’s famed lightning pose, made his contribution.
Adding to the history books, with a finishing time of 47 minutes, Mo become the first British man to win the 10,000m (adding to his win of the 5,000m).
And Andy Murray finally claimed a deserved win at Wimbledon against popular Swiss tennis player Roger Federer.
Beating the current number 1 to gold, Murray did a renowned iconic celebration by heading through the crowd to hug family and friends.
With this saw an 11-year-old fan meet the famed tennis player to the delight of spectators.
Who can forget the Brownlee brothers of Yorkshire, who collected gold and bronze in the triathlon during the games?
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in the history of the games with 22 medals, put on an exciting race with the 200m butterfly.
In this event, which USA swimmer Phelps has dominated for over ten years, he finished in second position.
With Phelps coming in behind South African Chad le Clos, it prompted a memorable interview with the gold medallist’s father Bert le Clos.
And Team GB’s Jessica Ennis, the heptathlon champion, and Nicola Adams, first ever female boxer to take Olympic gold, did it for the girls.
Given that no non-African athlete has won the title in almost three decades, Mo’s victory is more so rewarding.
Team GB finished with 65 medals in total, coming behind the Chinese and the American’s.
London came in first place to host the Olympic Games 2012 ahead of Paris in 2005 with 54 votes to 50.
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