Team GB have absolutely surpassed all expectations with their performances thus far at the 2012 London Olympics, currently in possession of 48 medals including 22 golds and 13 silver and 13 bronze medals. We’ve had the absolute privilege of seeing the big names come through, the Ainslie’s, Ennis’, Farah’s, Hoy’s and Pendleton’s of this team came to these games with huge reputations and the weight of expectation on their shoulders and guess what? They delivered.
Andy Murray? Olympic Champion, no chance surely, not after being completely outclassed by ‘The Fed Express’ at Wimbledon just a few weeks back…HE ONLY BLOODY DID IT and not only that he only narrowly missed out on another gold in the mixed doubles with Laura Robson.
The marksman, the rowers, the runners, the heptathlete, the sailors, the cyclists, the track and field team, the swimmers, the Judo team, the boxers..each and every one of them has left a huge mark on these olympics and given most of Britain, I say most because there really are some miserable people out there with no interest at all, Mr Morrissey….ahem…given most of Britain something to really shout about….how amazed have we been by it all….what a captivating time for us all. The Biccies household didn’t expect to be that interested if i’m honest but you know what, we’ve had nothing else on…it has been brilliant. Utterly brilliant.
I wondered whether we’d ever done so well in the olympics before because I can’t remember such elation and success during my lifetime, guess what we have…in 1908 when we again hosted the games here in London, only because of a volcano erupting in Italy mind…the games were moved here at short notice. They say there’s such a thing as home advantage which could go some way to explaining the 146 medals we won…yep rub your eyes you did see that, 146 medals, 56 gold, 51 silver and 39 bronze.
Those were of course completely different times, there were events that simply do not have a place in the olympics today, the tug of war for example but either way it’s great for our overall medal count and do you know what? That’s bloody brilliant.
Go on team GB….keep em coming 🙂