Right from the starting pistol in the 100 metres hurdles, Jessica Ennis dominated the Olympic women's Heptathlon. Here we map out her event in pictures.
The 26 year old from Sheffield got off to the best possible start in her first event, the 100 metres Hurdles. She ran faster than even any female Hurdler has done before, setting a world record of 12.54 seconds.
Despite coming fifth in the High Jump, she still managed to hold on to her overall lead. A jump of 1.86m "wasn't too bad" according to Ennis, but she was disappointed not to make 1.89m.
Ennis slipped back to second after her Shot Put. Lithuanian, Austra Skujyte set a world heptathlon best of 17.31m to take a 64-point lead.
Ennis fought back to set another personal best of 22.83 seconds in the 200m. It meant she finished day one on 4,158 points, her best ever score at the half way point. It gave her a 184 point lead over Skujyte.
At the start of day two, the Sheffield star extended her lead over Skujyte to 258 points with a leap of 6.48m in the final round of the long jump. Only Tatyana Chernova could jump further than Ennis.
Javelin could have been the event where it all unravelled for Jessica. The same event, widely considered her weakest, cost her the world title in Daegu last year. But the crowd roared her on to a personal best of 47.49m in the final round.
By the time she ran the final event, the 800 metres Ennis had the Olympic title all but sewn up. She would have to have been almost 13 seconds slower than her nearest rival to not take gold. In the end, with almost 80,000 people screaming and urging her on, she won the final event, winning the title and improving her national record to 6,955 points.
Finally, after years of hard work, gruelling training and setbacks, and in front of a TV audience of 16 million people she collected the one medal that she and Great Britain have so longed for.