Britain's seismically successful day: What should we call Team GB's Sunday medal rush?


Five golds, three silvers and a surge to second in the Olympic medal table; Sunday was undoubtedly an extraordinary day in Great Britain's sporting history.

The historic haul from athletes such as Max Whitlock and Andy Murray has caused headlines of elation, celebration and alliteration from across the UK's news outlets. It has raised the question - what should we call Britain's most medal-filled day at an Olympics since 1908?

Here are just some ideas people have proposed.

Super Sunday

 Max Whitlock celebrates winning a gold medal with the British flag

Not many can forget Super Saturday from London 2012. Sadly the heroic heptathlon title Jessica Ennis-Hill earned four years ago could not be retained this Saturday, but for Mo Farah in the 10,000 metres it was like London all over again.

This year, though, it was Sunday which was the show-piece for Britain at the Games' halfway point, and why change a winning formula?

Spectacular Sunday

Callum Skinner and Jason Kenny hold their medals in Rio's velodrome

"Spectacular" is the word. Sunday featured two British one-twos in both cycling and in gymnastics, where Louis Smith narrowly lost out to Max Whitlock in the men's pommel horse.

The spectacle put on by Britain's dominant athletes brought pride and inspiration to the nation.

Seismic Sunday

 Nick Dempsey celebrates winning Silver during the Men's RS:X

Success has been found in a diverse array of sport for Britain in Rio and for Nick Dempsey it was surfing Sunday, as he took silver in the RS:X class windsurfing. It was the 36-year-old's third Olympic medal following silver in London and bronze at Athens 2004.

While Team GB were excelling, some Twitter users were clearly blowing the dust off their old thesaurus.

Stunning Sunday

Andy Murray celebrates in the Olympic tennis final

After the epic win over Juan Martin Del Potro from Britain's favourite Scotsman, Andy Murray, Scottish Sunday may well have been the phrase on the lips of those in Britain's most northern country.

Given Murray's class few may have been stunned by him retaining the Olympic title he won four years ago, but this was one achievement in a day of stunning sport.

Sensational Sunday

Justin Rose celebrates win in front of scoreboard in Rio

Everything was rosy for Britain's Justin Rose in the Olympic golf tournament, which is enjoying its return to the Olympics after a hundred year hiatus, and the last hole of the tournament was certainly a sensation.

Rose came into the final round of the tournament tied in gold medal position on 15 under par with Sweden's Henrik Stenson. In a sensational period of play though Stenson bogeyed the hole while Rose sank a birdie putt to win gold for Britain and cap off an awe-inspiring day.

Special Sunday

Whatever you choose to call Britain's dynamic day in the medal Olympic medal table, it is clear that it was something rather special. Let's hope for more of the same this week.