showjumpers victory, Jason Kenny added more gold to bronze velodrome and Beth Tweddle scores gymnasticsLondon 2012
motto is "to inspire a generation", with a strong emphasis on youth. But on Monday to 54 years with a hip replacement led Britain to gold jumping for the first time in 60 years, while Beth Tweddle, 27, became the oldest athlete save believed medal since 1948.
After gorging on the successes of the weekend sports medals kept coming even more success in the velodrome, the country has approached its best performance in more than a century.
It is 104 years since Britain won more than 19 gold medals. With six days now have won 18 gold medals - and that just one behind all of the Beijing Olympics four years ago - and 40 medals in total
If the weekend was the Gold Rush in the blue ribbon track and field in the main stadium and the drama of Usain Bolt won the 100 meters and the development on Monday, was once more in sports that require the use of the Olympic momentum four years.
Nick Skelton, jumping, whose career spanned four decades, went to six editions of the Olympic Games, but until I had never won a medal. All that changed when he and his teammates Ben Maher, 29, Scott Brash, 26, and Charles Peter, 52, beat the Netherlands in a dramatic Jumpoff -. Sporting sanctions equivalent
But Skelton is the oldest Briton to win a gold medal. This reward is with Joshua "Jerry" Milner, aged 61 when he won the 1000 event yard rifle freemen in 1908
"I'm speechless - amazing, I've never seen crowds like this guys did a great I have a wonderful horse is good for the country, for our sport , .... " said Skelton, who has yet to demolish a fence of three days of competition.
delirious scenes in the middle of the arena 23,000 capacity built at Greenwich Park - where the advertiser has often had to tell people to shut up - the quartet took the first medal of any color Britain sport for 28 years.
Netherlands could have won the gold medal, but has not been clear in its final phase. Skelton, Maher, and Carlos was clear throughout the Jumpoff Charles - at least the quartet announced, and as Skelton, another veteran at the age of 52 years - the mounting height round to raise wild celebrations
Press the equestrian events in Greenwich Park provisional stage, a decision taken £ 42m in the spirit of the Games compact that leave no white elephants, was not universally popular. However, it is difficult to deny the visual impact, like horses competing books multimillionaires before the Queen Inigo Jones House.
origin Skelton retired in 2001 after breaking his neck last year, but returned to competition a year later. Last year, he had a hip replacement, before returning to the competition to win the bronze at the European Championships.
Jason Kenny, chosen before Sir Chris Hoy to challenge men sprint cyclist, also won gold in the velodrome tumultuous gas. Defeated the French favorite and seven times world champion Gregory Bauge, scratching him in the first of the best final three years, and is moving forward in the second.
"It's incredible," he said. "I had not thought of until the last lap, and then suddenly I realized. Was quite the battle to get here with Chris. You do not want to spoil you. "
was also a bronze medal for Tweddle emotional, who won three world championships, but never an Olympic medal. Bronze medal on uneven bars crowned best sports games ever, doubling every time GB medal with six in 10 days.
women's hockey team reached the semi-finals and Nicola Adams was guaranteed at least a bronze medal and a place in history as the first British female boxer to win a medal at the Games after arrival to the semifinals of the flyweight division. Anthony Ogogo was also secured at least a bronze medal after reaching the average weight of the semi-finals. Men's super-heavyweight Anthony Joshua also guaranteed a medal after reaching the semi-finals.
men's basketball team won its first match at the Olympic Games since 1958, surpassing China, 90-58, too late to send them through the group stage, but they hope to raise a Legacy Sport Games period.
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