Four weeks after watching Andy Murray break down in tears after losing the Wimbledon final to Roger Federer, how great it was to see the Scot get his revenge back on Centre Court and claim an Olympic gold medal.

Murray turned on the magic and blew the world no.1 away in straight sets.

I can’t help thinking that being part of Team GB is now such a psychological boost that this was a contributing factor to Murray’s stunning victory.

Such is the confidence now among British fans that the only surprise is that Murray and his mixed doubles partner Laura Robson had to settle for silver when the duo contested the final just an hour after Murray won singles gold.

Ben Ainslie celebrates becoming sailing’s most decorated Olympian with fifth medal

Meanwhile, how inspiring to see big bad Ben Ainslie complete a dramatic comeback and take gold in sailing’s Finn class.

Days after telling the world he was angry and would make rival for the gold Jonas Hogh-Christensen suffer, Britain’s greatest ever sailor completed a dramatic fight back to keep his word and retain his Olympic crown.

It was a truly herculean effort by Ainslie to succeed in making it four golds in four successive Olympic Games when he outmaneuvered the Dane in the ‘Battle of the Bay’

– BY JOHN GUBBA

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