Team GB has climbed into third in the Olympic medals table with an array of medals across a wide range of disciplines.

On one of the most successful days in the history of GB athletics, Jessica Ennis, the Sheffield heptathlete the media dubbed the "face of the games", rose to the challenge with a spectacular gold medal victory on 4 August.

Finishing more than 300 points ahead of the pack, Ennis had the Olympic stadium in hysterics as she streaked ahead in the 800m to win.

Shortly afterwards, Greg Rutherford was the first GB athlete to win the long jump since 1964 and Mo Farah closed the evening with a nail-biting victory in the 10,000 metres.

Team GB continued its dominance of the Velodrome, with the men's and women's pursuit teams winning gold in emphatic style, each setting a new world record.

Elsewhere, Ben Ainslie became the world's most successful sailor by fighting his way to a gold medal in a hard-fought competition at Weymouth.

The crowds at Wimbledon witnessed Andy Murray put in one of his greatest performances as he swept Roger Federer aside in three straight sets, clinching the gold medal. An emotional Murray then climbed into the crowds to embrace his family.

There were tears of happiness at Eton Dorney as Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking won gold in the lightweight double scull. The pair, who had only been in a boat together for four months, appeared flabbergasted by their own victory.

The men's four, mad up of Peter Reed, Andy Triggs-Hodge, Tom James and Alex Gregory also snatched gold in their event, collapsing on the boat after a fierce battle to the line.

IBTimes UK rounds up the weekend's gold, silver and bronze successes for Team GB: