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Britain's medal roll of honour

Gold - 9

Kelly Holmes (athletics): aged 34, ran the race of her life in an all-time 800m classic. Came from last in a tactical masterclass.

Kelly Holmes (athletics): too good to be true? Just too good. Victory in the 1500m, the first Briton woman to do the double, in a personal-best time, coming from behind.

Men's 4 x 100m (athletics): Jason Gardener, Darren Campbell, Marlon Devonish, Mark Lewis-Francis, take a bow. Victory at the expense of the United States.

Chris Hoy (cycling): sent out last in the 1km time-trial, knowing only an Olympic record would be enough. Did just that.

Bradley Wiggins (cycling): one of the stars of "Super Saturday". A winner of the individual pursuit by a wide margin.

Leslie Law (equestrianism): upgraded to individual three-day gold on appeal 72 hours after finishing second.

Matthew Pinsent, James Cracknell, Steve Williams, Ed Coode (rowing): in the words of Garry Herbert, "it's down to two feet... one feet". The rest is history.

Shirley Robertson, Sarah Webb, Sarah Ayton (sailing): so superior in the Yngling class that they were able to sit out the last race, having already secured precious gold.

Ben Ainslie (sailing): Sydney 2000 gold medallist in the Laser, he fought back after a slow start to dominate in the Finn class.

Silver - 8

Nathan Robertson, Gail Emms (badminton): did more to promote their sport than any amount of Lottery funding.

Campbell Walsh (canoeing): climbed out of his K1 kayak disappointed it wasn't gold. Which speaks volumes in itself.

Rob Hayles, Paul Manning, Bradley Wiggins, Steve Cummings (cycling): on the day proved no match for the awesome Australians, but worthy finalists.

Peter Waterfield, Leon Taylor (diving): claimed Britain's first medal of the Games, in the 10m synchronised platform final.

Pippa Funnell, Jeanette Brakewell, Mary King, Leslie Law (equestrian): upgraded to silver on appeal in three-day event.

Katherine Grainger, Cath Bishop (rowing): world champions now also have an Olympic medal to boost their collection.

Alison Mowbray, Debbie Flood, Frances Houghton, Rebecca Romero (rowing): finished strongly to get to within half a length of Germany in the coxless sculls.

Nick Rogers, Joe Glanfield (sailing): unable to get clear of the US in the final race in a 470 class they had dominated.

Bronze - 12

Alison Williamson (archery): unexpected but welcome 70m individual medal.

Kelly Sotherton (athletics): emerged from the shadow of Denise Lewis.

Helen Reeves (canoeing): awarded a medal at the expense of a DQ'd K1 kayaker.

Ian Wynne (canoeing): sixth at halfway in the 500m, he powered through to third - with an ankle sprained the previous night.

Bradley Wiggins, Rob Hayles (cycling): the duo fought back to third after Hayles fell in the 50km madison.

Pippa Funnell (equestrianism): somewhat fortunate, won medal on appeal after finishing fourth in three-day event.

Georgina Harland (modern pentathlon): began the cross-country run in 14th place and then carved her way through the field.

Sarah Winckless, Elise Laverick (rowing): somewhat unexpectedly in the double sculls, they came from behind.

Nick Dempsey (sailing): character and skill to win the event's last race, moving from fourth to an unlikely Mistral third.

Chris Draper, Simon Hiscocks (sailing): slightly deflated with 470 bronze here. There is no need to be.

Stephen Parry (swimming): at 27, held his nerve in the 200m butterfly final, after being faster than Phelps in the semi-final.

David Davies (swimming): third in fastest-ever 1500m Olympic race. Behind Hackett, ahead of his time. And he's only 23 in 2008.

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