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What a weekend!

Olympic champions strike gold

It's been an epic weekend in the world of sport, with a string of Olympic champions bringing home the goods for Team GB to the delighted cheers of millions worldwide. With Britain racking up third place on the medals table right now, it's fair to say we're rocking London 2012. Amid the continued celebrations and whirlwind of elation and disbelief (three golds in an hour on Super Saturday!), we hardly know whom to honour first. Below, we salute just some of the Olympic heroes from the past unforgettable 48 hours - along with your celebratory tweets...

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Jessica Ennis delivers in style

ABOVE: The 80,000-strong stadium erupts as Jess Ennis storms to victory in the 800m, securing a brilliant gold win in the women's heptathlon.

@Style_Directory "Our #OlympicHeroine is totally JESSICA ENNIS but of course the whole team has done so well #GoTeamGB"

@SaskiaCourtenay "Gabby Douglas and Jess Ennis are both leagues ahead of the competition. Self belief, spirit and style. #olympicheroine"

Mo Farah smashes the competition

ABOVE: Mo Farah celebrates after an epic performance in the men's 10,000m final; the cheers as he soared ahead in the last lap were deafening. Go Mo!

@TheMadamEditor "Gabby Douglas & Mo Farrah-inspiring the belief that dreams do come through with hard work& dedication #olympichero/heroine"

Greg Rutherford leaps to victory

ABOVE: Greg Rutherford can't stop smiling after adding yet another gold to Britain's clutch of medals on Super Saturday. His triumph came after a brilliant 8.31m jump - making him the first Briton to win the long jump title since 1964.

GB women's team pursuit smashes world record

ABOVE: Jo Rowsell, Laura Trott and Dani King re-write Olympic history with a sixth successive world record - hurtling round the track to strike gold in 3min 14.051sec; almost six seconds ahead of their US rivals.

Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland row to gold

ABOVE: They only teamed up a couple of months ago but that didn't stop these two soaring to gold in the women's lightweight double sculls; what's more, they made it look easy.

Andy Murray wins in straight sets

ABOVE: Victory came with added sweetness for Andy Murray as he defeated his long-time rival Roger Federer in straight sets, delivering an awesome performance to secure the biggest title of his career. He and Laura Robson went onto win silver in the mixed doubles showdown.

@leemac85 "@usainbolt @andy_murray have more than inspired me this weekend! #Olympic #Gold"

Ben Ainslie most successful all-time Olympic sailor

Ben Ainslie sails into the history books, winning gold for Team GB and also becoming the most decorated Olympic sailor of all-time with four gold medals to his name. He later described the very close race as "the most nerve wracking of my life."

Christine Ohuruogu's superb silver run

ABOVE: Christine Ohuruogu's brilliant performance in the 400m women's final had us all on the edge of our seats: at 49.70sec, it's only the third time she has broken the 50 sec barrier.

Louis Smith gives performance of his career

ABOVE: Louis Smith kept us enthralled with a series of brilliant pommel- horse routines and finally, a well-deserved silver medal. His team-mate Max Whitlock brought home bronze, meaning three gymnastic medals in total for Team GB this Olympics (so far); the same amount we've had through our entire Olympic history in the sport.

@Ticktoxdetox "the mens gymnastics team #Olympicheros for me"

A hard-earned silver for Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase

ABOVE: They were pipped to the lightweight double sculls title by Denmark, but Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase put their all into the dramatic final and are rewarded with a silver medal, bringing Team GB's rowing award haul to nine in total.

Michael Phelps is Olympics legend with 18th gold medal

ABOVE: Of course, it wasn't all about Team GB this weekend: US swimming legend Michael Phelps put an incredible finishing touch to his record as the most decorated Olympian ever with a gold in the 4x100-metre medley relay. He now heads into retirement with 22 medal ceremonies to his name.

@Agnesandlola "Gabby Douglas and Michael Phelps. Pure Inspiration! #olympicheroine #olympichero"

Usain Bolt strikes again

ABOVE: No mention of this weekend's Olympic champions could go without a nod to Usain Bolt. The Jamaican sensation brought his own particular brand of magic to the Olympics once again, storming to gold with a 9.63sec run in the men's 100m final - the second-fastest time in history.

@AdlibTraveller "@usainbolt @yohanblake @officialasafa for #Jamaica and Christina Ohuruogu and Jessica Ennis for #TeamGB #Olympics"

Who is your Olympic hero? Let us know on Twitter or in the comments, below.

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