Unless you were in a coma, or on another planet, you will have seen at least some, of the Olympics.
Personally, I have never liked watching sport. Regardless of the size of event! I was thinking though, that with this being the London 2012 Olympics, the only Olympics I am ever likely to witness in this country, that I should watch some of it! (Even though I was sulking about David Beckmam being left out of the GB footie squad!)
My family is pretty heavily into Judo. The first few days, therefore, were pretty dissapointing! Then, day 6 everything started to change…
… Gemma Gibbons, under 78kg GB Judo player, won the silver medal! Great Britain Judo’s first medal at the Olympics for 12 years! GB Then continued to bring home the medals! We started to win Bronze’s, Silver’s & Gold Medals in various Sports & Events. My overwhelming feeling of un-patriotism was starting to melt away!
Jessica Ennis winning her Gold medal was just brilliant! Mo Farah‘s 10,000 metre Gold, absolutely fantastic! The brothers winning Gold and Bronze medals in the Men’s triathlon. Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Tom Daily, Rebecca Addlington, Andy Murray etc. Every single GB Medal making Great Britain burst with pride!
Even Jamaica’s Usain Bolt’s 100 & 200m sprint victories were brilliant! Moments that will become poignant events in history for people to remember for years to come.
For me, the highlight of London 2012, was Mo Farah’s last lap of the 5000 metre race. My hubby and me were literally on the edge of our seats! We were screaming for Mo like we actually there! the look on his face, the smile, the pain, the sheer joy and utter relief as he crossed the line, winning his second Gold medal of the games… Priceless!
The closing Ceremony was the perfect (if a little strange at times) end, to the perfect Games. The highlight of this being…
…The Spice Girls!
Girl (and boy) Power at the end of the Olympic Games. Well done Lord Coe, London 2012 was, I feel, the best Olympic’s in History!
Finally, I can say that at this point in time, I am 100% proud to be British!