As the London Olympics draws to a close, it’s safe to say that Team GB have put a smile back on the face of a nation over the past few weeks.
Whether it was Anthony Joshua’s Super Heavyweight win earlier on today, Chris Hoy, the Brownlee brothers, Jessica Ennis or Mo Farah, we have all seen moments that we can treasure forever.
Lest we forget that it took us five days to get off the mark with gold medals, but once we started we barely stopped. The games has shown the British public some wonderful stories, and hopefully given sports with lesser crowds a bigger audience via success.
It has been stated multiple times that this is the time for schools to now push sport on, using the Olympics as a springboard to bring through the next generation of sports men and women.
Barriers have been shattered, none more so than Nicola Adams’ gold medal in the women’s boxing, a truly wonderful achievement, in a sport considered too brutal for the female of the species. Now women’s British boxing has a poster girl for the future.
And Andy Murray finally had his day in the sunshine, banishing bitter memories of Wimbledon earlier this year by destroying Roger Federer to earn a Gold Medal and a Silver medal (in the mixed doubles) in the same day.
Here’s some images we should never forget: