Sunday, August 05, 2012

Olympics Week 1

So we are just over a week into the proceedings of the London Olympics and what a fantastic week it has been. The athletes from Team GB have got us up to an amazing third place on the medals table. China are currently leading with 59 medals, USA have 56 and we have an impressive 36.

Amazingly 16 of our medals so far are gold. My favourite moment of the games so far was definitely Saturday night at the athletics. The night ended on a brilliant high with Mo Farah winning the Men's 10,000m, it was lovely to see his wife and daughter going to meet him on the track, didn't his wife look fantastic, so heavily pregnant but relaxed, calm and absolutely glowing. The best performance for me was from Jessica Ennis, what an athlete she is. I think it's great that she appreciates the crowds too, some athletes look very serious and aren't bothered whats going on around them but she always seems to be smiling and encouraging the crowds to cheer her on.

And here is the list of where the first 16 gold medals for Team GB came from -

Men’s Long Jump – Greg Rutherford
Men’s 10,000m - Mo Farah
Women’s Heptathlon – Jessica Ennis
Men’s Individual Time Trial – Bradley Wiggins
Men’s Canoe Double - Tim Baillie, Etienne Stott
Men’s Team Sprint - Hindes, Hoy, Kenny
Men’s Team Pursuit - Burke, Clancy, Kennaugh, Thomas
Women’s Keirin - Victoria Pendleton
Women’s Team Pursuit - King, Rowsell, Trott
Men’s Four - Gregory, Reed, James, Triggs Hodge
Women’s Pair - Helen Glover, Heather Stanning
Women’s Double Sculls - Anna Watkins, Katherine Grainger
Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls - Katherine Copeland, Sophie Hosking
Men’s Finn - Ben Ainslie
Men’s Double Trap - Peter Wilson
Men’s Singles - Andy Murray

In this next week i'm really looking forward to seeing Tom Daley in the diving, the men's decathlon and some more of the cycling!


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