Yesterday, was known as ‘Sensational Sunday’ with Team GB collecting 5 gold medals and 3 silvers.
An excellent day in the world of sport.
We witnessed Max Whitlock win 2 gold medals in men’s gymnastics. 1 for floor and 1 for pommel horse. Whilst Louis Smith came away with a silver.
“I don’t think Max can quite believe it, British gymnast Dan Keatings said on the BBC. “I am lost for words! He came onto the scene in 2012, won the bronze there and kicked on.”
“He’s Commonwealth champion. European champion. World champion and now double Olympic champion! He’s done everything!”
However, fans didn’t like Louis’ reaction towards Max winning gold. Many fans felt Smith didn’t congratulate his teammate Whitlock and Smith was accused of sulking, after Max Whitlock knocked him down to silver medal position in the Pommel Horse final yesterday.
Smith, couldn’t stop crying after the result and whilst collecting his medal. Wiping the tears away while on the podium, Smith spoke of his pride after hearing the national anthem.
“It’s incredible, so many different emotions and I would love to have won gold but it’s just amazing even to be here,” Louis Smith said.
“I’ve been dealing with a lot emotionally and to come and do this means so much to me, I’m feeling really proud. It means so much,” he added.
However, fans feel Smith wasn’t gracious and have claimed he called the results ‘bulls**t’. He responded by stating, just because it wasn’t shown on camera doesn’t mean I didn’t show my respect. He went on to comment, “Max was unbelievable. Max has been an absolute star in this competition.”
Justin Rose won a gold medal in the first Olympic golf to be played for 112 years.
The 36-year-old went in to the final hole sharing the lead with Open winner Henrik Stenson on 15 under, and managed a birdie to beat his bogeying Swedish opponent after a brilliant chip on to the green.
Jason Kenny secured his incredible fifth gold medal in the velodrome.
Andy Murray won a gold medal in the tennis. Pausing to show respect to Juan Martin del Potro after an epic Olympic final between the pair.
Murray becomes the first man to win an Olympic singles tennis gold on two occasions after he won the four-hour battle 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.
It’s is the most successful ever day at an overseas Olympics for
#TeamGB with five golds!!
The UK are now positioned 2nd on the medal table, behind the USA.
A truly historic day in the world of British sport!