Last night Twitter was abuzz with excitement as Usain Bolt (@usainbolt) and the rest of the Jamaican team stormed to victory in the 4x100m.
And to top it off, Mo Farah (@Mo_Farah) won his second gold in the 5,000m in the Olympic stadium. This picture of the pair is one of our favourites of the games:
Even the London police force were joining the ‘Mobot’ craze:
Here’s a great shot of the man himself with Nicola Adams (@NicolaAdams2012), the women’s boxing gold medalist:
Over in the aquatic centre it was bronze for Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) in the men’s 10m diving. Messages of congratulations flooded in across Twitter, including these from singer Cheryl Cole (@CherylCole) and Mollie King (@MollieTheSats) - what a lucky man!
@tomdaley1994.. You did us all proud.. !! Now you should have some free time to teach me that dive !! :D
@tomdaley1994 CONGRATS!!!! Can I get a “whoop whoop”!!! Great news! xx
Tom’s certainly come a long way since he drew this picture of his ambition to perform in the 2012 Olympics as a 9-year-old:
BBC presenter Clare Balding (@clarebalding) has been praised for her presenting, with Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) suggesting she should be in line for her own gold medal once the Games are over:
Sure I speak for millions when I suggest an honorary gold medal for
@clarebalding1 for her magnificent work anchoring BBC Olympics coverage!
It certainly sounds as if she has enjoyed the experience:
Please don’t wake me up from this dream. London 2012 has been STUPENDOUS!
Sir Chris Hoy (@chrishoy) summed up the Games in this great Tweet, paying tribute to all those involved in making the spectacle happen:
To the volunteers, the armed forces, the police, the GB public, the organisers, the media, the weather, THANK YOU!! What a show!!
We also love this Tweet from 400m runner Andrew Steele (@AndrewSteele) who told his fans what Twitter meant to him during the Games:
@twitter for existing during the Olympic games. It’s an enjoyment accelerator for everything.
Make sure you stay tuned to Twitter throughout tonight’s closing ceremony, and we’ll be back tomorrow with a wrap up of Twitter and the Olympics.