In a poll on the main Olympic section of Eurosport.Yahoo.com more than 36,000 fans voted for their favourite moment of London 2012 so far, with Jessica Ennis thrashing the competition as she did in her heptathlon to emerge the clear winner.
Nearly 12,000 fans (32.5% of those polled) voted for the Sheffield starlet’s brilliant heptathlon win, whilst Andy Murray’s men’s singles tennis gold at Wimbledon took second place with just over 20% of the votes.
Mo Farah’s brave and impressive 10,000m gold medal victory, secured on the same night as Ennis’ triumph, was the third favourite (getting 15.5% of the votes) – just ahead of Usain Bolt’s 100m final win which polled in fourth place.
Ennis has captured the public’s imagination as the ‘poster girl’ for Team GB during the build-up to London 2012, but she has not buckled under immense pressure and came through to delight the nation with her remarkable dominance of the Heptathlon event. She is a deserving winner.
Here are the results of the poll in full (look away if you’re a cycling fan!):
Usain Bolt retaining his 100m gold – 5196 (14.4%)
Jessica Ennis winning heptathlon gold for Team GB – 11746 (32.5%)
Mo Farah’s dramatic 10,000m gold run – 5571 (15.5%)
Michael Phelps becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time – 1589 (4.4%)
Sir Chris Hoy setting a new GB medal record – 673 (1.7%)
Bradley Wiggins winning Road Race Time Trial gold – 2928 (8.1%)
Greg Rutherford taking surprise Long Jump gold – 912 (2.5%)
Andy Murray becoming Men’s Singles Tennis Olympic Champion – 7450 (20.7%)
Total votes - 36065