The "Did you know..?" guide to the London 2012 Olympic Games

11 August 2012 / 16:05

Here it is folks, the Team GB Did-You-Know guide to Great Britain's firsts, notables and success stories in London 2012.

The following list has been lovingly prepared by our statistician and historian Phil Barker. He does not claim it to be exhaustive but you can impress your friends with it down at the pub:

  • Helen Glover and Heather Stanning First women to win Olympic gold in Rowing for Great Britain.

  • Most successful Olympic rowing regatta for Britain.

  • Fourth successive title for men’s coxless four.

  • Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott win Britain's first gold medal in White water canoeing.

  • Closing Ceremony flag bearer Ben Ainslie became most successful sailor from any nation with four Gold medals  (and a Silver!).

  • First Gold medal in Triathlon  - The Brownlees (Alistair and Bronze-winner Jonathan) are the first brothers to win medals in an individual event in over 108 years.

  • Team GB won first title in the history of women’s boxing with Nicola Adams in women’s flyweight

  • Charlotte Dujardin became our most successful female rider – the first to win two Olympic Gold medals.

  • First team showjumping Gold since 1952.

  • First time that all three Equestrian disciplines have yielded medals with every rider winning a medal.

  • Most Golds (6) won by Britain on a single day - Saturday, August 4 -  since 1908.

  • Three athletic Golds on that Super Saturday in a track and field session for first time.

  • First medal for women’s hockey since 1992 – Great Britain have won a medal in Hockey at every home Games.

  • First Long Jump Gold for Britain since 1964 won by Greg Rutherford.

  • Taekwondo’s Jade Jones is first team GB member to win Youth Olympic Gold and Olympic Gold.

  • Jones is Britain’s first Gold medallist in the sport since its introduction to the Games.

  • Laura Trott is first woman cyclist to win two Gold medals at a single Games for Team GB.

  • Sir  Chris Hoy becomes first British Olympian to win six Gold medals in a career eclipsing Sir Steve Redgrave.

  • Andy Murray is first man to win an Olympic tennis singles  Gold  since 1908 - and first male Gold medallist in the sport since 1920.

  • Beth Tweddle is the first woman gymnast to win an individual medal for Britain.

  • First football goal of the entire London Games scored by Team GB’s Steph Houghton in  the women’s tournament.