Team GB's Olympic female medal winners

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Take a good look at the women below, because they're in the process of changing the landscape of sport forever. Today's Olympic heroes and tomorrow's sporting legends, they're the female athletes who are leading Team GB's medal successes at the London Olympics 2012. From Jessica Ennis' smooth glide to gold medal victory in the heptathlon to Rebecca Adlington's hard-won double bronze in freestyle swimming, these women are proof that 'Girl Power' (the real, non-cringe-making stuff) exists, and is as strong, inspirational and downright determined to succeed as ever. Here, we pay tribute to Team GB's women - those who came, saw, conquered and took home a medal.

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  • Jessica Ennis, Heptathlon - Gold

    Roared on by 80,000 people in the Olympic stadium (and a few million more across the country who were watching at home) Jessica Ennis stormed to gold medal victory in the 800m, the last of her seven heptathlon events, in a time of 2min 8.65sec. Her total of 6,955 points was the third highest in the history of the Olympic heptathlon, first held in 1984.

  • Victoria Pendleton, Cycling - Gold

    In her penultimate competition before retiring from professional cycling, Victoria Pendleton brought home the gold in a thrilling keirin ride at the Olympic velodrome. After a shock disqualification in the previous days racing, earning this gold medal was sweet relief, and by the end of the Games Pendleton had added another medal to her haul, bringing in a silver in the women's individual sprint - the final race of her 20-year career.

  • Helen Glover & Heather Stanning, Rowing - Gold

    Competing in the coxless pairs, rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won the first gold medal for Team GB, earning them a place in the record books as the first homegrown gold medallists of the London 2012 Olympics.

  • Christine Ohuruogu, 400m - Silver

    Born just a stones-throw away from the Olympic stadium in Stratford, Christine Ohuruogu made east London - and the rest of the nation - proud, when she burst out of fifth place position on the final bend to take home the silver in the 400m. While she forfeited her reign as Olympic champion, her grit, determination and season's best time of 49.70sec still makes her a champion.

  • Nicola Wilson, Zara Phillips, Mary King & Tina Cook, Equestrianism - Silver

    Greenwich Park was abuzz after watching Team GB's equestrians Nicola Wilson, Zara Phillips, Mary King and Tina Cook, alongside male rider William Fox-Pitt, take near-perfect turns in the Team Eventing competition, earning them each a silver medal.

  • Gemma Gibbons, Judo - Silver

    Britain's first Olympic judo medallist since 2000, Gemma Gibbons won the silver in a closely fought contest against America's Kayla Harrison in the under 78kg category, with the battle only decided in the final 30 seconds.

  • Katherine Copeland & Sophie Hosking, Rowing - Gold

    Adding to the history books, which will surely record the London Olympics as the most successful Games for British rowing, was the gold medal-winning performance by Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking in the lightweight double scull. Displaying the same impressive rhythm as Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, the pair stormed to victory against China and Greece.

  • Rebecca Adlington, Swimming - Bronze x 2

    After winning two gold medals in Beijing in 2008, the nation had high hopes for Rebecca Adlington. While she was unfortunately unable to repeat the feat on home turf, the 400m freestyle and 800m freestyle swimmer was rightly proud of her performance which earned her two bronze medals.

  • Karina Bryant, Judo - Bronze

    Karina Bryant's plan for her fourth and final Olympic Games was to do the best she could on home soil - and that she did. The 6ft 1in judoka had the home crowd behind her as fought her way to a bronze medal in the 78kg+ heavyweight judo category.

  • Laura Robson, Tennis - Silver

    Possessing razor-sharp reflexes and a fantastic return, Laura Robson was an excellent match for Andy Murray (who had just won gold in the men's final against Roger Federer an hour earlier) in the mixed doubles Olympic tennis final. The dynamic duo fought a hard match against Belarus' Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi, and came out with a silver medal apiece.

  • Lizzie Armitstead, Cycling - Silver

    While the sunshine-and-showers day left some parts of the Olympic road race course flooded causing accidents for other riders, the bad weather played straight into Lizzie Armitstead's hands as she went tyre-to-tyre with Marianne Vos of the Netherlands in a sprint finish down The Mall to take the silver.

  • Dani King, Laura Trott & Jo Rowsell, Cycling - Gold

    Smashing the world record in Team Pursuit cycling for the sixth time in the London Olympics (the trio surged home in 3min 14.051sec), cyclists Dani King, Laura Trott and Jo Rowsell were already a blazing tribute to the power of gritty determination and team harmony - and now they've got the gold medals to prove it.

  • Anna Watkins & Katherine Grainger, Rowing - Gold

    Katherine Grainger may have been the first British female athlete to win medals (all silver) at three successive Olympic Games, and Anna Watkins a bronze medallist in her own right, however, that just wasn't quite enough for this impressive pair of rowers. The double sculls duo commanded the water from the off, roaring to victory against nearest rivals Australia - and earning that much-longed for gold medal.

  • Beth Tweddle, Gymnastics - Bronze

    As Britain's most successful gymnast, with three world, six European and seven British titles to her name, Beth Tweddle finally added an Olympic medal to her glittering list of career highlights after earning herself a bronze in the Uneven Bars category of the London Olympics, her last before retirement.

  • Laura Bechtolsheimer & Charlotte Dujardin, Dressage - Gold

    Along with team mate Carl Hester, these ladies won the 20th gold medal of London 2012 inside the dressage arena, beating Germany and taking our tally beyond that of Beijing in 2008. This is also Team GB's first gold medal in the sport in history.

  • Laura Trott, Cycling - Gold

    At only 20 years old, Laura Trott won her second gold medal (the first being the team pursuit) in the six-event Omnium. After winning three events and landing second place before her final time trial, Laura smashed the 500m sprint in 35.110 sec to scoop the gold medal.

  • Nicola Adams, Boxing - Gold

    London 2012 was to be the first time that women's boxing was introduced to the Olympic calendar, and boy was it a knockout! Team GB's Nicola Adams made us proud, making history as the first ever women's Olympic flyweight boxing champion, beating China's Ren Cancan to take home the gold medal.

  • Charlotte Dujardin, Dressage - Gold

    Team GB equestrian Charlotte Dujardin followed up her team dressage win with her own exceptional, gold-winning performance in the individual dressage category. Astride her horse Valegro, the pair 'danced' their way to victory - and into the record books. Dujardin's is the first Olympic gold medal ever won by Britain in the individual dressage.

  • Laura Bechtolsheimer, Dressage - Bronze

    Laura Bechtolsheimer added a bronze to her Olympic tally (she'd previously picked up a gold in the team dressage event), taking home the medal in the individual dressage category by scoring 84.339 points with horse Mistral Hojris.

  • Jade Jones, Taekwondo - Gold

    Jade Jones entered the record books after winning Great Britain's first Olympic taekwondo gold medal in the women's under 57kg category. Taking Team GB's gold medal tally up to 25 with her 6-4 win over China's Yuzhuo Hou, Jade also gave her (relatively under-the-radar) sport a massive boost.

  • GB women's hockey team, Hockey - Bronze

    After a devastating loss against Argentina in the semi-finals, Team GB's women's hockey team pulled it back with a glorious 3-1 win against New Zealand, with Crista Cullen, Sarah Thomas and star striker Alex Danson all scoring goals in the second half to take bronze.

  • Hannah Mills & Saskia Clarke, Yachting - Silver

    The wind may have been against them, however, yachting duo Hannah Mills and Saskia Clarke still managed to sail to a silver-medal victory in the final 470 race.

  • Samantha Murray, Modern Heptathlon - Silver

    Taking part in the final event of the London Olympics, Samantha Murray did Team GB proud, powering her way through an eight second deficit to win the silver medal in the Modern Heptathlon. Speaking to BBC Sport after her win, Murray said: "Honestly, if you have a goal - if there's anything you want to achieve in life - don't let anybody get in your way. You can do it. If I can do it, and I'm a normal girl, anyone can do what they want to do." We couldn't agree more.