WOW. Oh wow.

That’s SIX GOLD MEDALS in a record-breaking day for Great Britain. I am shaking and near tears (OK, I’ve already done the tears).

There’s nothing more to do but salute our athletes:

Rowing - men’s four: Andy Triggs Hodge, Pete Reed, Andy Gregory and Tom James
Rowing - women’s lightweight double sculls: Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland
Cycling - women’s team pursuitLaura Trott, Jo Rowsell and Dani King
Athletics - women’s heptathlon: Jessica Ennis
Athletics - men’s long jump: Greg Rutherford
Athletics - men’s 10,000m: Mo Farah

As the Games roll on, a colourful reminder that people are still dying in Syria.

Times cartoonist Peter Brookes brings us President Assad of Syria and President Ahmadinejad of Iran in part four of his Rules of the Game series

GOLD NUMBER SIX FOR GREAT BRITAIN!!!

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins win the women’s double sculls final!

Olympians who finished fourth

Claudia Wurzel and Sara Bertolasi (Italy), Women’s Pair, Aug 1, 2012

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Helen Glover and Heather Stanning’s winning Women’s Pair race, bringing home the first gold medal for team GB. Roll on the Men’s Eight (and follow our Olympics coverage here)

THE FIRST GOLD MEDAL OF LONDON 2012 FOR TEAM GB!!!

Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning win the Women’s Pair :)

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