- Gemma Gibbons in the judo - looking upwards an saying 'love you mum'
- Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins in the rowing - and good luck to them both for their PhD studies!
- Heather Stanning and Helen Glover: the first British Gold medals of 2012
- Victoria Pendleton in the cycling - proving to everyone that she could it
- Rebecca Adlington - the most successful British swimmer in 100 years
- Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland in the rowing - against expectations
- Jessica Ennis in the heptathlon - who really only needed to get around the 800m track, but stormed home first anyway
Well done everyone, including Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who glowed throughout her own heptathlon success in breaking the British junior record points scored.
And beyond the British women:
- Lee Wai Sze in cycling - the biggest smile imaginable
- Missy Franklin in swimming - a storming physique for the future: the USA's female Michael Phelps
- Ruta Meilutyte in swimming - Lithuanian, training in Britain, looking so astonished by her own success
- Katie Ledecky and Ye Shiwen also in swimming - phenomenal achievements by young swimmers
- Tirunesh Dibaba in the 10,000 metres - running a brilliant race to retain her title
Congratulations to all the women from all the nations taking part in the London 2012 Olympics. Taking part, competing: it is all part of the journey to full status in society for women.