We're Unbelievable

Stefan Wermuth / REUTERS

Andy Murray is covered by his British flag as poses with his two medals during the presentation ceremony for tennis mixed doubles at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 5, 2012.

I honestly can't believe it," said heptathlete Jessica Ennis, as she joined Britain's fast-swelling ranks of Olympic champions. She wasn't the only Briton to find the reality of victory tough to digest. On Aug. 4, the medals came rolling in. British rowers powered to first place in the men's coxless fours and in the women's lightweight double sculls. The winners expressed surprise and joy. Britain's cyclists seized the top prize in the women's team pursuit. ("It's mad!" exclaimed Laura Trott, a member of the trio. "I can't believe it!")

Then came the...

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