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."
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