Jade Jones gold tops BT London 2012 poll for most memorable moment

Thursday, 13 December 2012
By Mike Rowbottom

Jade Jones of Great Britain London 2012 womens taekwondo finalDecember 13 - Jade Jones winning Olympic gold in the taekwondo and then throwing her headguard in the air has been voted the most memorable moment of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in a poll carried out by BT, the official communications services partner of the Games.

Jones' victory narrowly edged out Mo Farah's second gold in the 5,000 metres in the Olympic Stadium and "Super Saturday" - when Jess Ennis, Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah all won gold - to take top spot.

People voted on Twitter and through the BT website in the national BT Moments poll.

The campaign was launched by Paralympic champion and BT ambassador Oscar Pistorius in front of guests at the BT British Olympic Ball, including Olympians, Paralympians, London 2012 stakeholders and media.

Pistorius' victory in the T44 400m in the Paralympic Games featured in the top 10.

Jade Jones of Great Britain celebrates with coachJade Jones winning the first Olympic gold medal for her nation in the taekwondo was voted as the most memorable moment of this summer's Games

During the voting process, the BT Moments campaign received support from top Olympians and sporting superstars, including footballer Fabrice Muamba, Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley and Olympic legends Sir Steve Redgrave and Denise Lewis.

The ultimate top 10 moments, as voted for by the British public, are:

1: Jade Jones winning gold in taekwondo and throwing her head guard in the air.  The 19-year-old was the first ever British taekwondo athlete to win Olympic gold.

2: Mo Farah winning his second gold in the 5,000m in the Olympic Stadium.

3: "Super Saturday" - Jess Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford all winning gold in the space of 40 minutes on Saturday August 4.

4: GB women's football team beating tournament favourites Brazil 1-0 in front of 70,000 people at Wembley, the biggest ever crowd for a women's game in Britain.

Crista Cullen of Great Britain celebrates winning womens Team GB hockey bronze medalCrista Cullen winning the first Olympic medal in 20 years for Team GB women's hockey was voted as the fifth most memorable moment of London 2012

5: GB women's hockey team winning bronze at the Riverbank Arena, the first GB medal in women's hockey at the Olympics for 20 years.

The rest of the top 10 were as follows:

6: Beth Tweddle winning bronze in the uneven bars.

7: Anthony Ogogo winning bronze in the middleweight boxing.

8: The London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

9: Gemma Gibbons mouthing "I love you, mum" after winning her judo semi-final bout.

The 10th spot went equal to: Oscar Pistorius taking gold in the T44 400m and Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins winning Olympic gold in the double sculls.

Suzi Williams, BT's Group Marketing and Brand Director, said: "At BT, we are incredibly proud of our role in helping to deliver the Games to the world.

"We wanted to continue the incredible momentum from the summer and end 2012 on a high by celebrating some of the ultimate moments which brought us all together."

More than five million people watched the Games at BT-sponsored Live Sites across the UK and more than one million fans attended BT London Live at Hyde Park, Victoria Park and Trafalgar Square.

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