British history mo farah Olympic Round-Up rutherford team gb - 6484103424
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Today our round-up is DRIPPING WITH BRITISH, since the host country had a truly phenomenal day.

To kick things off, Women's Pursuit just kept breaking their own records all the way to a gold. Paul McCartney was there to lead a spontaneous rendition of 'Hey Jude'. Feels were had. Team GB won gold in men's coxless four and women's double sculls (both are rowing events, for the record).

The good times kept on rolling when Heptathalon gold was won by Olympic poster girl Jessica Ennis. She concluded an untouchable heptathalon with a thrilling 800 meter sprint, ending 327 point ahead of World Champion Tatyana Chernova of Russia.

Greg Rutherford's long jump success seemed in part to be him feeding off of the commotion in the stadium over Ennis. Although not expected to place, Rutherford jumped 8.31m, winning Great Britain's first long jump gold since 1964.

But the big news of tonight came from long-distance runner Mo Farah in the men's 10,000 meter run. The Somalian-born runner kept a casual pace until the very end, upsetting defending champion and world-record holder Kenenisa Bekele in a hat-trick no one could have predicted, finishing with a time of 27 minutes 30.42 seconds. And just in case that isn't ENOUGH feels for you, Mo's American training partner Galen Rupp took second place. HURRAY FOR INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP!

Today has been unofficially dubbed 'Super Saturday', as it is the most winning day in British Olympic History since 1908. TEAM GB IS NOW THIRD IN THE OFFICIAL MEDAL COUNT.