Un-Be-Lievable. Team GB just keeps on rocking these London Olympics and stealing the limelight from all the other competitors. Yesterday the Brits won 6 gold medals in one day, their best result for over 100 years. The two biggest were those of Jessica Ennis in the women’s heptathlon and the gold Mo Farah won for his win in the 10km race.
Another noteable event of the day was South African athlete Oscar Pistorius taking part in the men’s 400m race. He is the first “handicapped” athelete to take part in an Olympic athletics event. Simply briliant.
My final words for Day 8 belong to Michael Phelps, simply the greatest Olympian that has ever lived. Yesterday he won his 21st medal and it was another gold one. We salute him. [45 photos total]

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China's Cai Yun and his teammate Fu Haifeng celebrate winning their men's doubles badminton semifinal match against Malaysia's Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Wembley Arena (TORU HANAI/REUTERS) #
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Athletes compete at the start of the women's triathlon final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hyde Park (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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China's Zhang Xi brushes sand off her arms during their women's round of 16 beach volleyball match against Russia's Ekaterina Khomyakova and Evgeniya Ukolova at Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARCELO DEL POZO/REUTERS) #
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Tunisia's Ismail Moalla, Bilel Ben Hassine and Hamza Nagga defend against a spike from Germany's Gyorgy Grozer during their men's Group B volleyball match at Earls Court during the London 2012 Olympic Games (IVAN ALVARADO/REUTERS) #
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South Africa's Oscar Pistorius starts his men's 400m round 1 heats at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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Oscar Pistorius of South Africa runs with Luguelin Santos of the Dominican Republic, Rusheen McDonald of Jamaica and Maksim Dyldin of Russia during round 1 of the men's 400m heat 1 at the London 2012 Olympic Games (PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' Merel de Blaeij hits the ball during their women's Group A hockey match against South Korea at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Riverbank Arena on the Olympic Park (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Jessica Ennis competes during her women's heptathlon long jump event at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium (PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS) #
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Denmark's Mathias Boe and his teammate Carsten Mogensen celebrate winning their men's doubles badminton semifinal match against South Korea's Lee Yong-dae and Chung Jae-sung at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Wembley Arena (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Nicola Spirig of Switzerland wins the women's triathlon final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hyde Park (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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Nicola Spirig of Switzerland is seen beating Lisa Norden of Sweden in this photo finish image of the women's triathlon final of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hyde Park (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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Athletes compete in the men's 1500m round 1 event at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Bermuda's Jillian Terceira rides Bernadien van Westuur during the equestrian individual jumping first qualifier at the London 2012 Olympic Games (MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Copeland and Hosking celebrate winning women's lightweight double sculls final of the rowing event during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Usain Bolt of Jamaica runs on his way to winning his 100m heat round 1 during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium (PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS) #
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Denmark's Rasmussen and Quist celebrate winning the men's lightweight double sculls final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Elsa Baquerizo McMillan spikes against Italy's Greta Cicolari during their women's round of 16 beach volleyball match at Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARCELO DEL POZO/REUTERS) #
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Ukraine's Valentyna Horpynych Zhudina lies on the track as other athletes recover after their women's 3000m steeplechase round 1 heats at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Medallists pose during the award ceremony for the men's lightweight double sculls final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Belarus' Azarenka reacts after defeating Russia's Kirilenko in the women's singles tennis bronze medal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
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China's Li Xuerui kneels on the court after missing a shot during her women's singles badminton gold medal match against compatriot Wang Yihan at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Wembley Arena (TORU HANAI/REUTERS) #
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Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after winning the women's singles gold medal match against Russia's Sharapova at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
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China's Li Xuerui celebrates winning her women's singles badminton gold medal match against compatriot Wang Yihan at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Wembley Arena (TORU HANAI/REUTERS) #
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Cassidy Krug of the U.S. performs a dive during the women's 3m springboard semi-final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Lithuania's Pocius looks at his shot past James, Williams and Chris Paul all of the U.S. during their men's preliminary round Group A basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS) #
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Great Britain's Peter Kirkbride prepares to lift on the men's 94Kg group B weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Savannah Vinsant of the U.S. competes in women's gymnastics trampoline qualification in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
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James of the U.S. celebrates after a made three-point basket against Lithuania during their men's preliminary round Group A basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS) #
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Croatia's Domagoj Duvnjak is challenged by Denmark's Thomas Mogensen and Rene Toft Hansen in their men's handball Preliminaries Group B match at the Copper Box venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS) #
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Great Britain's Peter Kirkbride reacts during his men's 94Kg group B weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Georgie Twigg reacts after their defeat to China in their women's Group A hockey match at the London 2012 Olympic Games (SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS) #
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China's Xu Lijia sails during the ninth race of the Laser Radial sailing class at the London 2012 Olympic Games (BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS) #
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Kelley Hurley of the U.S. competes against Russia's Tatiana Logunova during their women's eppe team bronze medal fencing match at the London 2012 Olympic Games (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
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China's Sun Yang celebrates winning the gold in the men's 1500m freestyle final with a world record during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce races during her women's 100m semi-finals at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' Ranomi Kromowidjojo poses with her gold medal during the women's 50m freestyle victory ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (JORGE SILVA/REUTERS) #
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France's Cedric Sorhaindo takes a shot to score against Iceland in their men's handball Preliminaries Group A match at the Copper Box venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS) #
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Croatia's Sandra Perkovic competes in women's discus throw final at London 2012 Olympics Games (PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS) #
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Hungary's Gyorgyi Farkas reacts after her women's heptathlon 800m heat during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Kazakhstan's Ilya Ilyin kisses the weights after successful lift on the men's 94Kg group A weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Jessica Ennis celebrates winning her women's heptathlon 800m heat at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Michael Phelps of the U.S. holds up his award recognising him as the most decorated Olympian, during the London 2012 Olympic Games (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
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Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce wins the women's 100m final ahead of Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Mo Farah holds a Union flag as he celebrates after winning the men's 10,000m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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A combination of pictures shows Britain's Jessica Ennis taking part in the seven different events of the women's heptathlon at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium (STAFF/REUTERS) #

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