Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos cheered BMX riders Mariana Pajon and Carlos Mario for their respective gold and bronze medals.
20-year-old Pajon, nicknamed “Queen of the BMX”, claimed Colombia’s second ever Olympic gold.
Within seconds of her crossing the finish line, President Santos tweeted: “This achievement elevates the Colombian woman and we are proudly patriotic.”
US President Barack Obama has also been following his national team closely. Earlier this week he took a break from politics to celebrate the Games in his weekly address on Youtube.
“I’ve got to admit, I was bit jealous she got to go,” he said of First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to London. “But like many of you, I caught as many events as I could – jumping off the couch for a close race or a perfect vault.”
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has been relentless in support of the Games and the athletes he’s met.
He cheered on Jade Jone’s “terrific show” in the Taekwondo, was “delighted” by “plucky” boxer Nicola Adams and “nearly yelled [him]self hoarse” watching Sir Chris Hoy in the velodrome – all gold medal-winning performances by British athletes.
Johnson also reinforced a contentious claim that table tennis originated in Victorian England under the name of “whiff-whaff”. He posted a photo from the stands of the ExCeL venue, adding: “Whiff whaff comes home.”
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London 2012 - The British ska band Madness perform their hit Our House during the closing ceremony in Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012.
London 2012 - The saxophonist from the band Madness performs his solo while flying through Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony on August 12, 2012.
London 2012 - Ray Davies of the Kinks sings “Waterloo Sunset,” a love letter to London, at the closing ceremony on August 12, 2012.
London 2012 - Acrobats, dancers, and performers give the eye much to behold in Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony on August 12, 2012.
London 2012 - Motor scooters from London's mid-60's mod subculture deliver Ricky Wilson to the stage to sing The Who's "Pinball Wizard" during the closing ceremony.
London 2012 - As the David Bowie hit "Fashion" plays aloud, a parade enters of British supermodels sporting haute couture designs during the closing ceremony.
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