Relive the best moments from London 2012

It's been 10 years since the unforgettable opening ceremony of the London Olympics 2012, where we watched, in delight, as Queen Elizabeth (or, well, a very good stuntman...) parachuted into the Olympic Stadium, alongside James Bond.

It kicked off 16 spectacular days of athletics, during which Team GB secured 65 medals across the 39 disciplines – their most successful medal haul since the Olympic Games in 1908. The national mood was high. We were excited, inspired and truly very proud to be British. And never more so than on Saturday, August 4 – aka 'Super Saturday' – during which a packed London Olympic Stadium of 80,000 spectators looked on as Team GB won three gold medals in the space of 44 minutes and Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford became national heroes.

Feeling nostalgic yet? Here, we look back at some of London 2012's most unforgettable moments...

Sir Mo Farah claims historic double

When Sir Mo Farah won the 10,000m on Super Saturday – finishing ahead of training partner Galen Rupp – we burst with excitement as he became the first British man in history to achieve that feat. But when he sealed his second Olympic gold medal, the collective sense of pride was unparalleled. Steve Cram's BBC commentary as Mo crossed over the line summed it up perfectly: 'Words cannot do justice to how I feel.'

Jessica Ennis-Hill takes gold in the women's heptathlon

The poster girl of London 2012 became a national treasure as she stormed to victory in the women’s heptathlon, breaking the British record with a score of 6,955 points. She sealed her gold medal on Super Saturday, with a stunning sprint finish to win her 800m heat.

Greg Rutherford leaps to long jump victory

Completing the Super Saturday spectacle, Rutherford made his mark in the second round of the long jump final with a leap of 8.21, which he bettered to 8.31m in the fourth round, to take the win. It was Britain's first gold medal in the long jump since 1964.

The Brownlee Brothers do the double

Despite being given a 15-minute penalty during the men's triathlon, Jonny Brownee, the youngest of the famous Brownee brothers, still managed to bag a bronze medal, as his brother Alistair took a glorious gold in the grounds of Hyde Park. The pair secured glory with a flat-out 10K run around the Serpentine, which left all but silver medallist, Javier Gomez Noya, in their wake.

Jamaica smash the world record in the 4x100m relay

The sprint dream team of Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Nesta Carter and Michael Frater annihilated the Olympic record in the men's 4×100 meters relay, winning ahead of the teams of Trinidad and Tobago and France. They finished in a ridiculously fast 36.84, to become the first team to run under 37 seconds for the event.

Laura Trott takes two gold medals in her first Olympic Games

After winning the women’s team pursuit final, alongside Dani King and Joanna Rowsell, Trott, just 20 at the time, claimed a stunning gold in the six-event omnium, winning three of her six disciplines. Victoria Pendleton also rode to glory in the velodrome, winning gold in the women's Keirin.

... And Chris Hoy got teary as he closed his Olympic career with two more gold medals

Team GB's flagbearer signed off his Olympic career in style, taking gold in the team sprint, alongside Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny. On the last day of the competition – and on the day of his retirement from cycling – he bagged a gold medal in the keirin to take his Olympic medal tally to seven. He wasn't the only one holding back the tears as he stood on the podium.

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