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Last Updated: Saturday August 16 2008 12:31 GMT

'Super Saturday' for Team GB

Bradley Wiggins, Andrew Hodge and Rebecca Adlington

Team GB are enjoying a "Super Saturday" in Beijing, winning four gold medals, a silver, and four bronze!

On the cycling track, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Hoy won gold, with Ross Edgar earning silver, and bronze medals for Steven Burke and Chris Newton.

The men's four rowing struck gold, with Britain also winning bronze in the men's and women's double sculls.

But it was Rebecca Adlington who kicked off GB's winning spree, swimming to her second gold medal in record time.

The 19-year-old from Mansfield in Nottinghamshire smashed the world record in the 800m freestyle by 2.12 seconds.

Rebecca Adlington
Rebecca has won two gold medals!
She said: "I knew when I touched I had won and that was a great thing because I was just going for gold.

"This is just everything I have ever dreamed of and I'm so glad the hard work has paid off."

Also in the pool, American swimmer Michael Phelps won the 100 metres butterfly - taking his total of gold medals in Beijing to SEVEN.

There may be even more medals for to come for Britain, with heptathlete Kelly Sotherton in action at the Bird's Nest.

But British sailors will have to wait for the medals they expected on Saturday, with two GB boats having their races called off until Sunday.