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Women's team pursuit gold pushes Team GB up to third place in medal table

By Tom Degun at the Velodrome on the Olympic Park in London

Dani King_Laura_Trott_and_Joanna_Rowsell_August_4August 4 - The women's team pursuit trio of Dani King (pictured, left), Laura Trott (pictured, centre) and Joanna Rowsell (pictured, right) continued Britain's stunning form here tonight as they claimed the home nation's third gold medal at the Velodrome and 11th Team GB win overall at London 2012 with victory over the United States in a world record time of 3mins 14.051sec.

Unstoppable Williams wallops shell-shocked Sharapova to lift Olympic tennis singles crown with historic performance

By Andrew Warshaw on Centre Court at Wimbledon

Serena Williams_4_AugustAugust 4 - Four weeks to the day since she won her fifth Wimbledon singles crown, Serena Williams returned to the Centre Court to achieve her one remaining goal today: capturing Olympic gold for the United States with a ruthless 6-0, 6-1 demolition of Maria Sharapova in just 63 minutes in what was the most one-sided final in the Games' history.


Gold rush continues as British rowers scoop two more titles

By Mike Rowbottom at Eton Dorney Lake

Katherine Copeland_August_4August 4 - The host nation took its total of London 2012 rowing titles to four here – thanks to the flagship men's four, winning a fourth consecutive British gold in their event and the lightweight double scull of Katherine Copeland (pictured, right) and Sophie Hosking (pictured, left) – on a stretch of water that has proved so golden for the home team that they might now be tempted to re-name it Eton Adorney.






Same again for Dibaba and Majewski as they retain Olympic titles

By Mike Rowbottom at the Olympic Stadium in London 

Tirunesh Dibaba_winning_Olympic_10000m_London_2012_August_3_2012August 3 - As Britain's poster girl Jessica Ennis teed herself up for the big prize, the first women's gold medal of the London 2012 athletics programme went to Ethiopia's astonishing defending Olympic 10,000 metres Tirunesh Dibaba, who destroyed the challenge of Kenya's world 5,000m and 10,000m champion, Vivian Cheruiyot, with a killing surge 500m from the finish.