Olympic heptathlon champion Jess Ennis said that despite the pressure of being the unofficial face of the Games, the British public were a huge help in achieving her remarkable feat.
"The crowd was so loud it gave me goosebumps," she told BBC News this morning. "It's like nothing I've ever experienced before."
"I just wanted to run sensibly because I knew I had a good buffer," she said. "I just wanted to give it everything...it was a nice feeling crossing the line first!"
And after just a few hours of sleep, she said she's still coming to terms with her new reality: "I'm still just so excited...I still can't believe it's happened."
More top news
Kandyce Downer had been made the legal guardian of toddler Keegan, who was found to have sustained more than 150 injuries.
Disneyland have announced a new wedding venue in the Magical Kingdom - the beautiful East Plaza, with stunning views of Cinderella castle.
The British astronaut spoke with five-year-old leukaemia patient Maddison Webb about being separated from their families.