London Olympics 2012

London 2012 was my third Olympic Games and it was such a privilege to be working alongside some of the worlds best sports photographers from around the globe. London is my home-town which made working at The Games even more special.... as did witnessing some of the magical moments the athletes from Team GB gave us to truly put the Great into Britain. The first five pictures in this section were selected as a finalist in the 2012 Picture Editor's Guild Awards for 'Best Olympic Photo Essay' whilst the Mo Farah picture was also jury selected by The British Press Photographers Association for The Press Photographers Year exhibition 2013. Olympic Singles.

Men's 5000m final.
GB's Mo Farah reacts with delight after claiming  his second gold medal of The Games in the 5000 meters.
Behind him second place Dejen Gebremeskel from Ethiopia rolls his head in disappointment while Kenya's Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa finishes third.
Men's 4 x 100m relay final.
Usain Bolt shows his perfect form on the way to claiming gold for Jamaica (and his 3rd personal gold of The Games) in the Men's 4 x 100m relay in a world record time of 36.84 seconds.
Silver medal winning team USA's Ryan Bailey is attempting to chase Bolt down.
Women's Heptathlon Final.
GB's Jess Ennis leaps 6.43m in the long jump on her way to winning a fabulous gold medal.
Men's Team Pursuit .
New Zealand on their way to winning the bronze medal in the Men's Team Pursuit.
Women's rhythmic Group All-Round Final.
The Israeli Rhythmic Gymnastics team during their routine.
Men's 100m Final.
The legendary Usain Bolt prepares to run his gold medal winning 9.63 seconds along the London track.
Men's Kieren Final.
Team GB's  SirChris Hoy as he wins his 6th Olympic gold medal by taking out the men's Keirin at the velodrome.
Women's Heptathlon Final.
London 2012 'poster-girl' Jessica Ennis wins her heat in the 200 meters discipline of the women's heptathlon on her way to winning a deserved gold.
Team GB's Beth Tweddle on her fantastic un-even bars performance which won her a bronze medal.
Women's 400 meters final.
USA's Sanya Richards-Ross shows perfect form as she powers her way to the first of her two gold medals in London in the 400m. She also won gold as part of the 4 x 400m relay team.

Fencing. Women's Epee Individual Round of 64
Team GB's Corinna Lawrence gets caught during her win over  Caterin Bravo Aranguiz of Chile.

Women's 4 x 100m Relay final.
USA win the gold in a world record time of 40.82. Anchor runner Carmelita Jeter celebrates as she brings the team home ahead of their fierce rivals Jamaica.
Mo Farah and Usain Bolt. Two Olympic legends celebrate their medals by copying each others signature celebrations.
Farah is doing 'The Lightning Bolt' whilst his friend Bolt is doing 'The Mobot'
Bolt cemented his place in Olympic Sprinting history by bagging three Gold Medals. Over 8 days, the fastest man on earth defended his Olympic 100m and 200m titles and brought home the Jamaican 4 x 100m relay team to a new world record.
Farah took gold in the 10,000 and 5,000 meter finals to make him arguably the greatest ever GB track athlete of all time (even before his double-double in Rio!!!).
Team GB's Hannah Whelan on the beam.
Women's Hockey.
Team GB's inspirational defender Crista Cullen takes a ball to the head during some gladiatorial defence at a short corner in the match against Belgium. GB would go on to win the bronze medal.
Women's 100m Hurdles Final.
Australia's Sally Pearson dips across the line to finish two one-hundredths of a second ahead of her close rival Dawn Harper (USA) and win the gold medal. 
Women's 1500m Final.
Morgan Uceny from USA is left devastated after a fall in the last lap of the 1500m when she was well-placed to contend for a medal. 
Uceny was left heartbroken after an un-intentional clip from a Russian athlete tripped her up. The fall was especially cruel because Uceny was tripped and fell in last year’s final at the world championships in Daegu, Korea. 

Women's Beach Volleyball.
Larissa dives on the Horseguards court during the match between Brasil's Larissa/Juliana,  who beat Rigobert/Li Yuk Lo from Mauritius.
The Brazilian pair went on to win the bronze medal.
Men's 400m Heats.
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius makes history by becoming the first amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympics. 
The four-time Paralympic champion, 25, whose legs were amputated below the knee as a baby, finished second in his 400m heat in a time of 45.44 seconds to qualify for the semi-finals.
Members of  The Bahamas’ women's 4 x 100m relay team recoil in horror after watching a big-screen replay of fellow countryman Leevan Sands dislocate his knee competing in the finals of the men’s triple jump. 

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