Scots cyclist Neil Fachie led the way for Britain yesterday as Team GB claimed five gold medals in the Paralympics.
The Aberdeen-born cyclist became the first Scot to strike gold at the Games as the British team had their best day so far.
At 9pm on the the third day of the Games, Britain had nine gold, 16 silver and 11 bronze medals, putting them third on the leader board.
Cheering crowds at the Velodrome saw Fachie, who is partially sighted, and his pilot Barney Storey clock a world record time of 1.351 minutes to win the tandem blind and visually impaired 1km time trial.
Fachie, 28, said: "The atmosphere was electric. The crowd pushed us round that final bend. I just can't believe it. To be here winning the gold medal is a dream come true."
The Royal Mail confirmed that it will issue a special stamp to mark the cyclists' success.
But the golden duo were disappointed that mechanical difficulties denied their GB team-mates Anthony Kappes and Scots pilot Craig MacLean the chance to contest the time trial.
Kappes and MacLean, who became world champions in February, were forced twice to stop due to chain failures. Rules allow for one mechanical mishap, but not two, and the results officially announced DNF, or did not finish, for the pair.
Grantown-on-Spey-born MacLean spoke of "anti-climax" and "disbelief".
The 41-year-old, an Olympic silver medallist in Sydney, said: "Our bike let us down. We need to try to establish what it was."
But there was more joy for Scotland last night as Sam Ingram, 27, won silver in the ExCel arena in the under-90kg judo division after losing the final to Cuba's Jorge Hierrezuelo Marcillis.
London mayor Boris Johnson thanked ParalympicsGB for delivering the country's second "Super Saturday" of London 2012 with another stunning medal haul.
He said: "This truly has been Super Saturday for ParalympicsGB. This tidal wave of talent has got the whole nation cheering."
GB saw further cycling success yesterday from Storey's wife, Sarah. Having already won gold in the 3km individual pursuit C5, she took her ninth Paralympic gold medal winning the women's cycling individual 500m time trial.
Storey, from Cheshire, who was born without a functioning left hand after her arm became entangled in the umbilical cord in the womb, said: "I can't remember the race, all I can remember is thinking I had to peddle as quick as I can. To knock 0.4 seconds off my personal best was incredible. I was so over moon watching Barney and then it was my turn.
"It's just incredible. If you move everyone cheers. It feels like your own family has grown by 6000 people. It was amazing. It's an incredible venue and I feel so lucky to have won in front of these fans."
Storey will now turn her attention to the road race and road time trial, at Brands Hatch next week.
A double gold there will see her equal Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson's British female record of 11 Paralympic gold medals.
Back in the Olympic Stadium yesterday sprinter Richard Whitehead took gold coming from behind to power home in the straight of the T42 200m in world record time.
The crowd roared as the double above-the-knee amputee ran a lap of honour before hugging his family. Whitehead, 36, from Nottingham, dedicated his win to them, including pregnant fiancée Valerie Davies.
"It's all about guts and determination," said Whitehead. "Today I came, I saw, I conquered. - It was an amazing atmosphere in the stadium and it's one of the highlights of my sporting career. I wanted to give everyone who has supported me something to remember and I did."
Seconds after the win, Valerie tweeted: "Love u baby. At finish line! We are all so proud of u! Love val, bump, mum & dad!!! #proudmoment."
And six-time Olympic cycling gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy paid tribute on Twitter, saying: "Just in from a road ride to hear @Marathonchamp won gold and did the double gun salute as a tribute to me! Thanks mate and many congrats!"
Natasha Baker was also among the golds as she became the first to win in the equestrian events at Greenwich Park.
Baker, 22, from Uxbridge in Middlesex, contracted transverse myelitis, an inflammation of the spine which affects the nerve endings, at 14 months. She fought back emotion as she triumphed in the Grade II individual championship on her Games debut.
There was further euphoria when 17-year-old Ellie Simmonds swam the race of her life in the women's 400m freestyle S6, beating rival Victoria Arlen of the United States in a world record time.
Simmonds, who has achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, said: "I just went out there and gave it my all. I'm exhausted, I can't believe I did that. It was so tough. I saw her [Victoria Arlen] on the last 100m and I was like, 'I've got to put my head down and do it for everyone who has supported me'."
There were also silver medals for Matt Skelhon in the mixed R3 10m air rifle prone SH1 and Lee Pearson, who saw his long unbeaten Paralympic reign end in the dressage Grade Ib individual championship.
Also winning silver were Jon-Allan Butterworth in the men's individual C5 pursuit in cycling and Claire Cashmore in the 100m breaststroke SB8.
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