Music legend Paul McCartney became Great Britain’s lucky charm on its Super Saturday showing where the Brits won six gold medals. The day will go down in history as Britain’s greatest single day for more than a century – with Team GB winning six golds – on 11 July 1908 Great Britain won 10 golds.
McCartney saw four of the six British gold medals Saturday, turning up at the Velodrome and the Olympic Stadium, and leading capacity crowds in mass sing-alongs to Beatles songs at both venues. After golden girl Jessica Ennis clinched victory in the heptathlon, 80,000 fans joined McCartney in belting out the lyrics to “All You Need Is Love.”
It was not an isolated incident.
After Britain’s women’s pursuit team broke the world record Paul McCartney led the London audience in singing “Hey Jude.”