Laura Trott becomes Team GB's golden girl

Laura Trott
Laura Trott won gold in the Omnium event yesterday Photo: PA

Hertfordshire track cyclist Laura Trott won her second Olympic gold medal with a dramatic last-gasp victory in the Omnium event yesterday evening.

Described as the the heptathalon of cycling, Trott was in second place going into the final event of the competition, the 500m time trial.

She had to beat her nearest rival, Sarah Hammer of the United States by three places, or by 0.69 seconds to take the championship. She won the event, with Hammer finishing fourth, to rapturous applause from the crowd in the velodrome.

Click here to find out how Laura Trott took up cycling thanks to her mum

It was also an evening of celebration for St. Neots high jumper, Robbie Grabarz.

He managed to jump 2 metres 29 centimetres - which ensured him a joint third finish and the bronze medal.

For a man who lost his funding and nearly quit at the end of last year, bronze marks the climax of quite a remarkable comeback.

Robbie Grabarz
Robbie Grabarz celebrating bronze in the Olympic stadium Credit: PA

There was disappointment for Newmarket's Goldie Sayers.

The javelin thrower had been struggling with an elbow injury leading into the games. She struggled in the qualifying round and failed to make it to the final.

Writing on her Twitter page, Sayers said: "I never believed in luck until today. I'm still in love with this sport and like love, it can be heartbreaking sometimes. I'll be back."

Goldie Sayers
Goldie Sayers in pain at the Olympic stadium Credit: PA

There was better news for Nick Dempsey, who took silver in the windsurifng.

He's from Norwich, but learned to surf in Peterbrough.

There was also an unexpected second place for Harlow athlete, Andrew Osagie in the men's 800m semi final.

He competes again in the final on Thursday - a chance for another Anglia medal.

Andrew Osagie
Andrew Osagie from Harlow qualified for the men's 800m final. Credit: PA