Hello everyone :) ,
If you are anything like me, you will have been glued to the Olympics and will have been screaming at the TV, covering your eyes in tense moments and sitting with your head in your hands when a medal slips away to another team! I thought I would share with you all some of my Olympic highlights so far from London 2012
Three Gold Medals in 40 minutes
On a night that will surely be known as the greatest night in British Athletics history Britain swept in an amazing and unprecedented 3 gold medals in just 40 minutes. Jessica Ennis was arguably the poster girl for British athletics and carried the expectations of a nation on her diminutive shoulders. She emphatically came first in her favourite disciplines as well as pulling out a brilliant jump and superb javelin throw. A whole nation roared her over the finish line and into legend. Mo Farrah brought home the gold to become the best British distance runner in history and Greg Rutherford won the long jump competition; hurling himself from complete obscurity and straight into the nations hearts. Unforgettable!
Murray gets revenge
A mere 28 days after they clashed in the Wimbledon final Andy Murray and Roger Federer locked horns again in a battle for the Gold Medal. Murray was in imperious form and blasted Roger off the court in 3 sets. Stunning serving, fast feet and a slew of miraculous winners meant that Murray was able to exact revenge on his conqueror and overcome one of the best tennis player to ever grace centre court. Even more remarkably, Murray came back on court just a few hours later to clinch mixed doubles sliver with playing partner Laura Robson.
Britain’s Golden Cyclists
Despite the disappointment of Mark Cavendish missing out on a medal in the road race Britain’s cyclists have gone from the strength to strength reasserting their dominance on the road as well as in the Velodrome. Fresh from winning the Tour De France, Bradley Wiggins won the individual road race, making him the most decorated British athlete in Olympic history. An amazing 5 gold medals and a gutsy bronze is sure to be added to with Chris Hoy and Vicky Pendleton pedalling hard on the track today.
Britain went in search of its first Triathalon medal this morning and the enigmatic Brownlee brothers from Yorkshire didn’t disappoint. Older brother Alistair romped home to take the title amid rapturous cheers in Hyde Park whilst Jonathan took the bronze despite having to take a 15 second standing penalty. The grit and determination etched on Alistair’s face was a joy to behold as was the Union Jack draped across his shoulders at the finish.
White Water Winners
Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie battled injury and poor form coming into these Olympic Games. The odds were stacked against the pair but they struggled valiantly against the rushing water to take the Gold Medal in fine style. David Florence and Richard Hounslow beat the legendary Hochshorner brothers into silver medal position to make it a British 1 and 2, something that was beyond the wildest dreams of anyone coming into these games. Stott and Baillie’s achievement was the first canoe slalom gold in British Olympic history.
Big Ben Gets Mad
Three time Olympic sailing champion Ben Ainslie found himself in a tough spot after six races, finishing behind the Danish Sailor in all of them. Ben turned it round and pulled out a great performance when it mattered to take gold and become the most successful sailor in Olympic history. Ben is going out on a massive high having taken to the water competitively for the final time.
I hope that you enjoyed this blog post :)
What have been your Olympic highlights for London 2012 ? I would love to hear what other people's are and what sports other people have been following. Let me know in the comments box below.
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