London Eye: Gators devour gold to rival Yorkshire

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The Independent Online

While Yorkshire athletes are cleaning up at the Games for Great Britain with six gold medals, the same is true for the sports teams from the University of Florida, known as the "Gators", whose alumni include the triple jumpers Christian Taylor and Will Claye who won gold and silver, women's footballers Abby Wambach and Heather Mitts, part of the US gold medal-winning squad, plus the decorated swimmer Ryan Lochte (five medals, two golds).

"Gator nation is the best," said Lochte, who graduated in 2007. "We've worked hard. We push our bodies to the limit and that's why we did so well."

Tweets of the day

Massive congratulations @daniel_fogg 5th in the mens 10k open water!!! Unbelievable race!!! Well done!! #OurGreatestTeam

Rebecca Adlington, GB swimmer

David Cameron in the dining hall eating chicken rice and peas!

Louise Hazel, GB heptathlete

Met Prince Harry and Kate Middleton yesterday...they were so nice! fan!! Off to watch the diving later!

Imogen Bankier, GB badminton player

37: Olympic number of the day

The time (37.10secs) Jamaica won the men's 4x100m in 2008.

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