Lizzie Armitstead's family have expressed their delight after she claimed Great Britain's first medal of London 2012.
The cyclist from West Yorkshire, who did not get into cycling until she was 16, claimed silver in the women's road race after a sprint finish on the Mall.
"It is more than we can have hoped for."
Her grandmother, Marjorie Dunn, sporting a t shirt with "I'm Lizzie's Grandma" emblazoned across the front, added: "A granddaughter who is an Olympian is something very, very special."
"I was disappointed and delighted - I knew she wanted the gold. I am tearful, I am delighted."
As Otley's Lizzie Armitstead wins Great Britain's first Olympic medal in the Women's Road race, we take a look back at her career so far.Read the full story ›
Otley's Lizzie Armitstead has won team GB's first medal of the London Olympics. She's won silver after coming second to Marianne Voss of The Netherlands in the Women's Road Race.
West Yorkshire cyclist Lizzie Armitstead has taken silver in the Women's Road Race at the London Olympics. The olympian from Otley was beaten by Marianne Voss of The Netherlands.
Back in 2008, long before Lizzie Armitstead from Otley was selected to cycle for Team GB at the London games, our correspondent, David Hirst went to see her in action, to get a glimpse at this star of the future.
Before Lizzie Armitstead set off on the Women's Road Race, supporters chalked messages of support on to the tarmac for her to read on the way. The cyclist from Otley is considered a real medal hope.