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Olympics: More Historic Gold For Team GB
Jade Jones has become the first British woman to win an Olympic taekwondo gold medal.
The 19-year-old, from Flint, north Wales, beat China's Huo Yuzhuo 6-4 in the 57kg final at the ExCeL arena in front of an ecstatic crowd.
It came after Nicola Adams won gold in the women's flyweight boxing final - the first time women's boxing has been an Olympic event.
Earlier, Charlotte Dujardin also made history by winning the individual dressage at Greenwich Park.
Jones, whose grandfather got her into the sport at the age of eight, threw her helmet into the air and did a lap of honour in the arena.
She had earlier pulled off a shock victory against world number one Tseng Li-Cheng of Chinese Taipei to earn her shot at gold.
She said: "Before I came out I thought, 'I'm not letting her beat me here in front of the home crowd'. To be the first athlete to win Olympic gold is amazing."
Adams, 29, from Leeds, beat China's Cancan Ren 16-7. She never looked back after knocking her opponent down in the second round.
She said: "It's a dream come true. I've just wanted this all my life. To think I've finally done it, I'm finally here. All this support has really made my day."
She added: "I'm just so happy and overwhelmed with joy right now."
Irish flag bearer Katie Taylor raised the roof at the ExCeL arena after winning gold in boxing against Russia's Sofya Ochigava 10-8.
An emotional Taylor then embraced Barry McGuigan after her victory in the lightweight class.
Dujardin's win came after the 27-year-old's earlier victory in the team dressage earlier this week with Carl Hester and Laura Bechtolsheimer, who also won individual bronze.
Dujardin's triumph on her horse Valegro means she joins Dame Kelly Holmes, Rebecca Adlington and Laura Trott as elite women who have won two golds in one Games.
Enfield-born Dujardin hugged her mother Jane, who said: "The pressure was really on. I am just so proud. It is just unbelievable."
The three golds got Britain back to winning ways after Wednesday's medal drought and consolidated its third spot in the medals†table. Team GB now have 52 medals in all - 25 golds, 13 silver and 14 bronze.
Liverpool's Martin Stamper came narrowly close to being the first British man to win a medal in taekwondo after he was beaten by Afghani Rohullah Nikpah in the bronze medal fight.
Britain's Keri-Anne Payne was aiming for gold in the 10km outdoor swim at Hyde Park but could only manage fourth.
Payne, the reigning world champion and a silver medallist in Beijing, finished just 0.4 seconds behind third-placed Martina Grimaldi from Italy.
The gruelling race was won by Hungary's Eva Risztov who held off a late challenge from American Haley Anderson.
Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell are assured of at least a silver medal in the men's 470 class sailing at Weymouth. Their race was delayed due to light winds and will now be held at midday.
An hour later Hannah Mills and Sasia Clark will compete for gold in the women's event.
Britain's Andrew Osagie finished 8th in the final of the men's 800m, which was won in a world record time by Kenyan David Lekuta Rudisha.
Double-amputee Oscar Pistorius is still in with a chance of an Olympic medal after the South African 4x400m relay team were given a place in the final on appeal.
Pistorius was due to run the third leg in the first heat, but did not even get his hands on the baton after teammate Ofentse Mogawane collided with Kenya's Vincent Mumu Kiilu and suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder.
The Kenyan team were disqualified and South Africa lodged a successful appeal. They will appear in the final on Friday.
Britain's quartet of Nigel Levine, Conrad Williams, Jack Green and Martyn Rooney made it through to the final after finishing second in the same heat.
Meanwhile, Games organisers Locog say 6.9 million spectators had attended events as of yesterday, with 2.1 million watching sport in the Olympic Park.
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Other born and bred Leeds winning gold medal today!!! Well done Yorkshire!!!!
Yeah well done yorkshire, like youre different to any other part of the world.
Some welsh have won medals too. This is team GREAT BRITAIN NOT team ENGLAND.
this was a great thing to catch on tv..what a cracking little pocket rocket she is.
What an incredible display by Nicola Adams!!...you wouldn't want to get into an argument with her, would you??LOL!! Also Team Yorkshire doing briiliantly...hahaah! Best wishes...from Worcestershire....just up the road from Team Gloucestershire!
ee by gum - it must be t' water!
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Well done to all, but what a mixed up report\. I couldnt keep track of who I was reading about as the report swopped back and forth. C'mon Orange do better than this