Jessica Ennis, poster girl for the Games, won gold in the heptathlon
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Girl power: Success of British female athletes

Among the many successful athletes, Nicola Adams made history as the first-ever Olympic women's boxing champion.

Laura Trott established herself as a new leading light within the cycling team, with two Olympic titles in women's endurance events.

And Jessica Ennis became the golden girl of heptathlon.

  • 16 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK