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Great Britain took their gold medal tally to 10 with two rowing victories putting them third in the overall medals table at the London Olympics.
The men's four triumphed and just 20 minutes later the women's lightweight double sculls came home in front.
The men's lightweight double sculls then finished second following a restart after their seat broke.
China and the USA lead the medals table. Britain have now won 10 golds, seven silvers and eight bronzes.
The men's four of Andy Triggs Hodge, Pete Reed, Andy Gregory and Tom James led from the start, as did Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland in the women's lightweight double sculls.
Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter needed a restart in the men's lightweight double sculls but were just edged out by Denmark in the re-run.
In rowing, Britain have won four golds, two silvers and three bronzes - a new record for an Olympic regatta.
Copeland said: "I can't believe this is real. We've just won the Olympics. I've been trying all week not to think about it because it has been making me cry."
Hosking added: "It's something we have been working on for so long."
On the men's four victory, Triggs Hodge said: "It was our masterpiece. Four years we have worked on that."
In track cycling, Jason Kenny set a new Olympic record in qualifying for the men's sprint.
At the Olympic Stadium, men's 100m champion Usain Bolt reached the semi-finals, strolling his heat in 10.09 seconds.
American Ryan Bailey qualified fastest in 9.88, with world champion Yohan Blake running 10 seconds exactly.
British hope Adam Gemili - who was playing non-league football as recently as January - also qualified in 10.11, behind Jamica's Asafa Powell, who ran 10.04. Briton Dwain Chambers is through in 10.02.
Tonight Britain have two of the strongest gold medal chances of the Games as Jessica Ennis competes in the final event of the heptathlon - the 800m (20:35 BST) and Mo Farah (21:15) goes in the 10,000m.
Ennis leapt 6.48m in the long jump and then threw a personal best of 47.49m in her weakest event - the javelin. That leaves her on 5,971 points - 188 points ahead of Lithuanian Austra Skujyte. World champion Tatyana Chernova is in sixth, 314 points down.
Britain's cyclists are favourites to win their fourth gold at the London Velodrome as Dani King, Laura Trott and Jo Rowsell go in the women's team pursuit at 18:03. The trio broke the world record in qualifying.
Andy Murray , who is already through to the men's singles tennis final, reached the mixed doubles semi-finals with playing partner Laura Robson.
They beat Australia's Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Stosur and will play Germany's Christopher Kas and Sabine Lisicki in the last match on Court One later on Saturday
In football, Great Britain's men take on South Korea in the quarter-final at the Millennium Stadium at 19:30.
Victory would see them take on Brazil or Honduras for a place in the final.
Helen Jenkins earlier missed out on a medal in the triathlon, finishing fifth in the event that sees competitors swim 1,500m, cycle 40km and finish with a 10km run.
Source - BBC