Mayor congratulates Team GB for medal haul on ‘Super Saturday’

04 August 2012

The Mayor of London has congratulated Team GB on another outstanding day of sporting action.

"Super Saturday" was an extraordinary day with gold medals for Team GB in rowing and in the Velodrome capped by a gold medal for Jessica Ennis in the heptathlon this evening, a gold medal for Greg Rutherford in the men's long jump and a gold medal for Mo Farah in the 10,000 metres.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: "Team GB’s gluttonous desire for gold shows no sign of being sated. Their extraordinary efforts have brought rapture to streets, parks and living rooms in London and all over the country if not the planet. It has been a remarkable first week and my hearty congratulations go to every single athlete that has taken part. They have entertained billions of people around the world and I for one cannot wait to see what they serve up for week two."