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Coe salutes British sensations
Sebastian Coe has applauded Britain's athletics heroes and said their performance was "sensational".
Jessica Ennis led the way on a glorious evening with heptathlon gold, and was followed to Olympic titles by Greg Rutherford in the long jump and Mo Farah after a gutsy sprint finish in the 10,000 metres.
"I think we've witnessed something sensational," said Lord Coe, chairman of Games organisers LOCOG and a two-time former 1,500 metres track gold medallist. "I've never known a night in UK athletics like that, it was unbelievable."
He told BBC Radio Five Live it must be considered one of Britain's greatest ever days in sport, with the team also securing two golds in rowing and another in cycling.
"I think it has to be up there," Coe said.
And Coe confirmed he was on the point of crying tears of joy as he presented Ennis with her gold medal. Like Ennis, Coe was brought up in Sheffield.
Asked if there was a tear in his eye, Coe said: "Yes, probably. She's a Sheffield girl, same athletics club. I know the city very well, it's just a fantastic moment for Sheffield."
Coe believes such evenings can prove inspirational, helping towards the legacy objectives on which London's bid for the Games was founded.
"We've really got to build on that," he said.
"This isn't going to be a case of 'We've had a fantastic Olympic Games and it'll happen without further management', but this is the best opportunity any of us will have in our lifetime to get more young kids into sport."