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London 2012: Olympics day eight in pictures - Team GB wins six golds

17:41 05 August 2012

Great Britain's Jessica Ennis celebrates winning the Heptathlon, after the 800m event at the Olympic Stadium, London, on the eighth day of the London 2012 Olympics. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Great Britain's Jessica Ennis celebrates winning the Heptathlon, after the 800m event at the Olympic Stadium, London, on the eighth day of the London 2012 Olympics. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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Britain won six golds on day eight of the Games, including three in the Olympic Stadium.

On “Super Saturday” Team GB’s medal wins included Jessica Ennis in the heptathlon, Mo Farah in the men’s 10,000 metres and Greg Rutherford in the men’s long jump.

The trio won their golds in the 80,000 capacity Stadium.

In the Velodrome the women’s team pursuit trio of Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Roswell set a world record in their event as well as winning a gold.

Team GB also won two medals at Eton Dorney. The men’s coxless fours of Andrew Triggs Hodge, Pete Reed, Tom James and Alex Gregory took the top spot in their event.

Just minutes later Kat Copeland and Sophie Hosking claimed gold in the lightweight event.

The wins left Great Britain third in the medal table with 29 - 14 gold, seven silver and eight bronze.

Away from Team GB, day eight of the Games saw athletes Oscar Pistorius and Usain Bolt compete in the Olympic Stadium, swimmer Michael Phelps win his 18th gold medal in the men’s 4x100m relay and Serena Williams win the women’s singles tennis.

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