Great Britain won 27 gold medals in a stunning total of 67 in the Rio Olympics.
We takes a look at those performances in chronological order:
Day two: Adam Peaty started the gold rush in style, winning the first Olympic title by a British swimmer in 28 years in the 100 metres breaststroke. And the 21-year-old City of Derby swimmer smashed his own world record to do so, winning in 57.13 seconds to finish more than 1.5secs clear of the field.
Day five: Britain had to wait three days for a second gold, Joe Clarke delivering it in the men's K1 at the Whitewater Stadium on his Olympic debut. Clarke won Britain's first medal in the K1 canoe slalom since 2004 after years of hard work which had been inspired, in part, by a picture he received as a child from five-time gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave, signed with 'no stone unturned'.
Day five: Chris Mears reflected on his near-death experience after winning Britain's first Olympic diving gold with best friend Jack Laugher in the men's synchronised three-metres springboard final. It was a particularly emotional victory for Mears, the 23-year-old from Reading, who had life-saving surgery to remove a spleen ruptured while diving in 2009.
Day six: Jason Kenny, Phil Hindes and Callum Skinner kick-started the gold rush in track cycling, winning Britain's third successive gold in the men's team sprint. Britain have not won a world title in the discipline since 2005, but have now won gold at Beijing, London and Rio thanks to an Olympic record time of 42.440 seconds, just five months after finishing sixth at the Track World Championships.
Day seven: Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning had started Britain's push for gold in 2012 but were happy to be fifth in line at Rio 2016 after justifying their position as overwhelming favourites to retain their women's pair title. Victory extended their unbeaten run together to 39 races and made them the first female British rowers to retain an Olympic title.
Day seven: More rowing success was not far behind, with Alex Gregory, Mohamed Sbihi, George Nash and Constantine Louloudis ensuring gold in the men's four for a fifth successive Olympics, holding off Australia to triumph by 1.83 seconds at the Lagoa.
Day seven: Sir Bradley Wiggins claimed a fifth Olympic gold - and British record eighth medal in all - as part of the men's team pursuit alongside Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Owain Doull. The quartet trailed arch rivals Australia in the final until 500m to go, when they surged clear and on to gold in a world record of three minutes 50.265 seconds.
Day eight: Britain ended the rowing regatta in style with gold in the men's eight, Scott Durant, Tom Ransley, Andrew T Hodge, Matt Gotrel, Pete Reed, Paul Bennett, Matt Langridge, William Satch and Phelan Hill (cox) producing a dominant display to beat Germany in the final.
Day eight: Perhaps the most impressive display came in the velodrome as Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell-Shand, Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald triumphed in the women's team pursuit, setting a world record in each of their three rides and beating world champions the United States in the final in a time of four minutes 10.236 seconds.
Day eight: Mo Farah became the first British track and field athlete to win three Olympic gold medals by retaining his 10,000m title, but had to do it the hard way after falling to the track following a trip from training partner Galen Rupp.
Day nine: Max Whitlock made history by becoming Britain's first Olympic gymnastics gold medallist, the 23-year-old producing a flawless routine on the floor to score 15.633 and beat two Brazilians - Diego Hypolito and Arthur Mariano - into second and third. Whitlock had already claimed bronze in the men's all-around competition.
Day nine: Golf's controversial return to the Games for the first time since 1904 received a much-needed boost as Justin Rose defeated Open champion Henrik Stenson in a thrilling finish to the men's event, both players having been keen supporters of the sport's reintroduction.
Day nine: Less than two hours after his triumph on the floor, Whitlock claimed a second gold by pipping team-mate Louis Smith in a tense conclusion to the pommel horse final. Starting fifth of eight finalists, Smith led the way with a score of 15.833 until Whitlock eclipsed him with 15.966.
Day nine: The gold medals continued to pour in on "Super Sunday" as Kenny claimed his fifth Olympic gold by beating room-mate Skinner in an all-British final of the men's sprint. Kenny, who had won team gold on Thursday, beat Skinner 2-0 to join fellow cyclist Wiggins and rower Redgrave on five Olympic golds.
Day nine: In the early hours of Monday morning UK time, Andy Murray wrote his name into the history books by beating Juan Martin Del Potro to become the first tennis player ever to win two singles gold medals. The Wimbledon champion came out on top in a brutal match, winning 7-5 4-6 6-2 7-5 after four hours and two minutes.
Day 10: Charlotte Dujardin successfully defended her individual dressage title to claim a third Olympic gold, the 31-year-old winning on the brilliant Valegro on an Olympic record grand prix freestyle score of 93.857 per cent.
Day 11: Sailor Giles Scott justified his billing as an overwhelming favourite in the Finn class, following in the footsteps of Iain Percy (Syndey 2000) and Sir Ben Ainslie (Athens, Beijing and London) with a commanding win. The four-time world champion merely needed to complete the final race to top the podium, but finished second anyway to confirm his superiority.
Day 11: Trott became the most successful female British Olympian with a commanding victory in the omnium, defending the title she won in London with 230 points, 24 clear of her nearest rival, after winning three of the first five disciplines.
Day 11: Just over 80 minutes later, Trott was on hand to see fiance Kenny win a sixth Olympic gold, and third of the Games, in the Keirin. Kenny survived a scare when officials studied footage - at length - to determine if he had illegally overtaken the motorised Derny bike before it had left the track, but was eventually cleared and used his blistering pace to move level with Hoy as the Briton with the most Games golds.
Day 13: Alistair Brownlee won a family battle in the men's triathlon, the brothers lying exhausted on the Copacabana beach front after dominating the race. Alistair became the first triathlete to retain an Olympic title as the duo became the first British brothers to finish first and second in an individual event.
Day 13: Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark enjoyed a fairytale ending to their 470 partnership by going one better than the silver they won in 2012. An impressive opening series meant they merely had to avoid disqualification and complete the double-point medal race, which was put back 24 hours due to light winds.
Day 13: Jade Jones retained her taekwondo title with a thrilling win over Spain's Eva Calvo Gomez, the 23-year-old lifting coach Paul Green high in celebration after two stunning head kicks in the final round saw her to a 16-7 win over her -57kg rival.
Day 14: Nick Skelton won Britain's first-ever individual showjumping gold, the 58-year-old also becoming the nation's second oldest Olympic gold medallist in any sport behind shooter Joshua 'Jerry' Millner. Skelton and Big Star were one of six combinations that jumped off against the clock and set a scorching pace of 42.82 seconds that could not be beaten.
Day 14: Britain's women became Olympic hockey champions for the first time after a nerve-shredding penalty shootout against defending champions Holland. After twice coming from behind to earn a 3-3 draw, Helen Richardson-Walsh converted a penalty flick after Georgie Twigg was fouled and Hollie Webb kept her cool to net the decisive effort and end Holland's bid for a third successive Olympic gold.
Day 15: Liam Heath completed his journey from barman to Britain's greatest canoeist by powering to gold in the K1 200 metres, two days after winning silver alongside Jon Schofield in the K2. The 32-year-old landed his third Olympic medal, and first gold, seven years after taking his first steps back into the sport, having left it for good with no intention of returning.
Day 15: Nicola Adams shed tears of joy after becoming the first British boxer to retain an Olympic boxing title in 92 years. The 33-year-old was overcome with emotion as she stood on top of the podium with her second gold medal around her neck after unanimously outpointing Sarah Ourahmoune of France.
Day 15: Farah completed the long-distance double for the second Olympics in a row by racing to 5,000m gold. A week after picking himself off the track following a trip to claim 10,000m gold, Farah avoided any such drama and pulled clear down the home straight to cross the line in 13 minutes 3.30 seconds.