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Thursday, August 9, 2012
With the London 2012 Olympics now drawing into its final stages, Team GB is still sitting pretty in an impressive third place in the medals table behind China and USA.
Gold medals from the likes of Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis, Sir Chris Hoy, Andy Murray and Mo Farrah have ensured London 2012 has been an even bigger success than most could have hoped for.
At the start of day 13 Team GB had 22 gold, 13 silver and 13 bronze for a total of 48 medals.
But what has been your favourite moment so far?
We’ve picked out a top-10 for you to choose from in this poll, but if we have missed your favourite moment, leave a comment below this story.
A - Team GB’s first medal of the Games was Silver and came on day two, in the women’s cycling road race. It was Lizzie Armitstead who claimed the glory, emerging from an exciting sprint-finish in second place, just centimetres behind Dutch winner Marianne Vos.
B - Bradley Wiggins claims gold in the men’s cycling time-trial less than two weeks after being crowned Great Britain’s first ever winner of the Tour de France.
C - Team GB’s first gold medal was won in the women’s rowing pair event, with Helen Glover and Heather Stanning being roared across the line at Eton Dorney by a huge crowd making the most of an historic moment.
D - Sir Chris Hoy wins an incredible sixth gold medal of his career by sprinting to a dominant win in the men’s keirin in the veledrome, to become Great Britain’s all-time greatest Olympian.
E - Jessica Ennis seals her women’s heptathlon gold medal by storming to the finish line in the home straight of the 800m to send a packed-out Olympic Stadium into raptures.
F - Greg Rutherford jumps 8.31m in the Olympic Stadium to claim gold in the men’s long jump.
G - Mo Farah surges into the lead on the final lap of the men’s 10,000m and is roared over the line by the excited crowd inside the Olympic Stadium to win gold.
H - Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo won his last-32 men’s middleweight bout against Dominican Republic’s Junior Castillo Martinez and earned himself a difficult clash with world number one Ievgen Khytrov.
After three rounds of an enthralling fight the judges had the boxers tied at 18-18. But 23-year-old Ogogo was declared the winner on count-back and dropped to his knees to emotionally celebrate the biggest victory of his fledgling career.
J - Andy Murray beats Roger Federer in straight sets to claim a tennis gold medal at Wimbledon, the same venue where he had lost to Federer in the Wimbledon Grand Slam final earlier in the summer.
K - Laura Trott claims gold in the women’s omnium, having already been part of the women’s team pursuit gold success. Trott overhauled American Sarah Hammer in the final event of the multi-discipline event, setting an Olympic record in the time-trial to snatch gold and become a double world and Olympic champion at just 20 years old.
Cast your vote in the poll above.