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:
Loving this pic of
@usainbolt and @mo_farah last night, wish I could have been there! #legends twitter.com/caz_taylor/sta…
— Caroline Taylor (@caz_taylor) August 12, 2012
Even the London police force were joining the ‘Mobot’ craze:
Police outside the Olympic Stadium doing the Mobot twitter.com/henrychappell/… via
— Andrew Bloch (@AndrewBloch) August 11, 2012
Here’s a great shot of the man himself with Nicola Adams (@NicolaAdams2012), the women’s boxing gold medalist:
@mo_farah at #teamgbhouse what a great guy! twitter.com/NicolaAdams201…
— Nicola Adams (@NicolaAdams2012) August 12, 2012
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
— Cheryl Cole (@CherylCole) August 11, 2012
@tomdaley1994 CONGRATS!!!! Can I get a “whoop whoop”!!! Great news! xx
— Mollie King (@MollieTheSats) August 12, 2012
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:
#London2012 twitter.com/jonnot/status/…”How Brilliant is this?A
— antanddec (@antanddec) August 11, 2012
The public reaction to the Olympic Games has been overwhelmingly positive in the UK. We love this montage of @TeamGB created by @adidasuk which highlights some of the most memorable moments:
Queen Liz in a parachute, Vic in the velodrome, King Brad on a throne & a bag of medals. RT to show pride.
— adidas UK (@adidasUK) August 11, 2012
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!
— Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) August 10, 2012
It certainly sounds as if she has enjoyed the experience:
Please don’t wake me up from this dream. London 2012 has been STUPENDOUS!
— Clare Balding (@clarebalding1) August 11, 2012
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!!
— Chris Hoy (@chrishoy) August 12, 2012
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.
— Andrew Steele (@AndrewSteele) August 11, 2012
Finally here’s an amazing shot of all the @TeamGB medal winners together. What a proud moment for @TeamGB:
@teamgb medalists join us on the roof of #TeamGB house to celebrate the success of #OurGreatestTeam twitter.com/TeamGB/status/…
— Team GB (@TeamGB) August 12, 2012
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.