British pin up girl Jessica Ennis's fairy tale Olympics come true as she grabbed gold in the final event of her Heptathlon in front of a roaring crowd.
The Sheffield girl was 188 points ahead of the field with Lithuania's Austra Skujyte her closest competitor, going into the 800m
She only had herself to thank as she led overnight which included a blistering Heptathlon record in the 100m hurdles. She came out all guns blazing in this afternoons events with a tremendous display in the long jump under severe pressure and a personal best in the javelin.
Having carried high hopes of GB before the games started and throughout her event, Ennis was gleaming with gold as she was crowned Olympic champion, wearing a union jack flag around her shoulders. The Olympic champion said after her gold: "I am so shocked i cant believe it, after the Javelin i knew i was on for a good score and that medal but i couldn't let myself believe it until i crossed that line...I just had to give it everything at the end, i'm only going to have one moment like this, in London and I made sure I gave them such a show, brought it home and left everything on the track."
Team GB team mate Chris Hoy @chrishoy tweeted: "That's how to do it!! Finish the job in style! Just superb @J_Ennis !!!!"
wednesdayite @wednesdayite contributed on twitter: "Congratulations Jess! Making #Sheffield proud #London2012 @J_Ennis"
400m semi-finalist Oscar Pistorius @OscarPistorius also tweeted:"Well done to @J_Ennis on her Olympic Gold in the Heptathlon! You handled that with such poise and carried the weight of your nation forward!"
Bronze swimmer medalist Rebecca Adlington @BeckAdlington also congradulated her Team GB team mate via twitter: "Amazing @J_Ennis you're incredible! The face of the Games and achieved your dream. Incredible! #OurGreatestTeam"
She then finished the job in spectacular fashion leading from the front before accelerating in the latter stages of the race to win gthe 8oom in front of the home crowd, with an accumulated total of 6955, 327 points ahead of Russia's Tatyana Chernova in second.