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The 18-year-old British Tom Daley was supported by a huge crowd in the Aquatics Centre as it was announced he had won the bronze medal - United States won the gold and China the silver.

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Greet Britain! Athletes hoist up their colours in Olympic village as the world makes itself at home in London... but patriotic joy hasn't stopped stars moaning about the 'tiny beds'

Making a splash: Team GB divers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield practice in the Aquatics Centre

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Bronze for British judo star Karina Bryant who two months ago was asking strangers for cash so she could buy a car to get to training

On the podium: Karina Bryant celebrates with her bronze medal in women's 78kg judo in the ExCel Arena today, just 24 hours after colleague Gemma Gibbons ended Britain's 12-year wait for an Olympic judo medal

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Wiggo, king of the road: Tour de France hero routs his rivals and has now won more Olympic medals than any other Briton

In winning gold, Bradley Wiggins overtakes Sir Steve Redgrave as Britain's most decorated Olympian. He has won four golds, one silver and two bronze medals. Fellow Brit, Chris Froome got bronze medal.

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Raising the bar: Tweddle bows out with a bronze, going one better than Beijing

Top three: Great Britain's Beth Tweddle (right) wins bronze with Russia's Aliya Mustafina gold (centre) and China's He Kexin silver in the uneven bars. Beth Tweddle is Britain's most successful gymnast with three world, six European, seven British and now an Olympic medal to her name.

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Very jolly hockey sticks! Huge celebrations begin as Team GB women's hockey team win bronze with victory over New Zealand

The bronze medal winning British squad complete a lap of honour at the Riverbank Arena after their 3-1 win over New Zealand

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Picture special: Highlights of Danny Boyle's spectacular and explosive Olympics Opening Ceremony

Ding dong! British cyclist and Tour de Force 2012 winner, Bradley Wiggins rings the Olympic Bell

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Royal medal tally: Golden girl Kate leads Team HRH, having watched five gold medal winners (while Harry languishes with two)

Inspirational: The Duchess of Cambridge, pictured after watching the British women's hockey team, has seen more gold medals for Team GB than any other Royal

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Bobby rockers: Dancing policeman gets into the Olympic spirit as he cavorts for people along the torch route

Handover: British Royal Marine Commando Martyn Williams (right) hands the Olympic Flame to the next runner Dame Kelly Holmes after its arrival at the Tower of London