Yorkshire has been celebrating its success after athletes win ten medals for Team GB.
ITV News profiled individual athletes competing in London 2012. Taken outside of Team GB they would be fifteenth in the medal table
Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee are two brothers who live, train, and will compete together in the Triathlon at London 2012.
Olympic Bronze medalist Jonny Brownlee has won the traditional Auld Lang Syne Fell Race - but did not join in with a fancy dress costume.
The race through Bronte Country takes place every New Years Eve starting from the Penistone Hill Country Park, in Keighley, the Olympians home town.
Britain's Jonathan Brownlee has succeeded his brother Alistair as the triathlon world champion, following a second place finish behind Spain's Javier Gomez in the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Auckland, New Zealand.
Gomez out-sprinted Brownlee in a thrilling finish to win the elite men's race, covering a 1.5 kilometre, 40km cycle and 10km run in two hours and 29 seconds - winning by two seconds.
Gomez took second place behind the Olympic bronze medalist in the overall series standings.
A truly inspiring day. Thanks to everyone who cheered wherever you were. http://t.co/OHGDDhSk
The dream team at the top of the team GB house http://t.co/4jLWcuIh
Wow! What a triathlon today. Great support and great race. I am so happy with my olympic bronze medal!! #teamgb
The Brownlee brothers' success in the men's triathlon continued the outstanding medal haul of athletes from Yorkshire at London 2012.
Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee's swim, cycle and runs to gold and bronze, respectively, has seen them hailed as local heroes in Leeds, as ITV Calendar reports.
– LORD MAYOR OF LEEDS COUNCILLOR ANN CASTLE
Their dedication and commitment to their sport is astonishing, and they are perfect ambassadors and role models for Leeds. It is wonderful to see that rewarded with this well-deserved success. We cannot wait to give them a heroes’ welcome when they come back to Leeds to celebrate.
Proud mother Dr. Cath Brownlee said she reacted in disbelief to seeing her sons Alistair and Jonathan claim gold and bronze in the Olympic men's triathlon:
It's very unreal. You don't think that those boys running through that line and winning those medals are your sons.
The Brownlee brothers have received the fruits of their labours around central London today in the Olympic men's triathlon.
Alistair Brownlee, 24, came first to win Team GB's 19th gold medal of the Games before Jonathan Brownlee, 22, claimed bronze despite serving a 15-second penalty during the race.
The Brownlee brothers today won the first Olympic medals for triathlon by Team GB.