It had been a steady start for the British contingent in Brazil this summer, but it all kicked into life on a super day of Olympic action which the great British public dubbed ‘ Wonderful Wednesday’.
The Brits soared up the medal table after a sterling day saw medals won across six different events.
As is the modern custom, Twitter suitable went into meltdown as Britain had its most successful day yet in Rio.
Chris Froome got things rolling shortly before 5pm, backing up his Tour de France victory with Bronze in the Men’s Time Trial.
— Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) August 10, 2016
Next up, at 19:29 came Steven Scott, who held his nerve in a shoot-off against compatriot Tim Kneale to claim Bronze in the double-trap shooting.
— Jules Mason (@1975jpm) August 10, 2016
That really set things in motion, and just 17 minutes later, Joe Clarke landed GB’s second Gold of the tournament with a superb performance in the Canoe Slalom.
His performance seemed to please telly favourites Leon and June.
Congratulations Joe Clarke GOLD MEDAL canoe slalom!! So exciting on the edge of my chair!! ??
— LeonAndJune (@LeonAndJune) August 10, 2016
Judo took centre stage less than an hour later as the medal rush continued. Step forward Sally Conway, who claimed Bronze in the women’s 70kg.
— Richard K Hornsey (@richardkhornsey) August 10, 2016
With four medals on the board, Wednesday really did become wonderful when Jack Laugher and Chris Mears turned and twisted to Gold in the Men’s 3m Synchronized diving.
It was GB’s first ever diving Gold, and at the halfway stage, people couldn’t quite believe it…
This can’t be real, Jack Laugher and Chris Mears leading the 3m #diving at half way!
— Adam Allcroft (@AdamAllcroft) August 10, 2016
It ACTUALLY happened and the second Gold of the day was secured!
— (((Pam Nash))) (@Pam_nAshes) August 10, 2016
Former England ace Gary Linekar was suitably impressed…
Gold for Laugher and Mears. Absolutely bloody brilliant! Well played.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 10, 2016
— Lewis Wright (@LGWright1878) August 10, 2016
As Lewis said, onto the Gymnastics where Max Whitlock looked to round off Wonderful Wednesday on a high in the men’s all round event.
And just under six hours since Froome secured bronze, so too did Whitlock who prevailed in a six-way battle to claim Britain’s first medal in the event since 1908!
Looks like a bronze for Max Whitlock in the All-Round Gymnastics! Well done Max, first time we’ve had one of those for over 100 years!!!!
— Eless (@Elessarion30) August 10, 2016
All in all, it was quite a day…
— Jarleth Eaton (@jarleth_eaton) August 10, 2016
— Marissa King (@TheBritRiss) August 10, 2016
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