Today at The Games, Day Ten 6Th August 2012
My report from the London Olympics through a Brit’s eye from a British point of view.
Comments (1)|1 Liked It
As the heats of the women’s canoe sprint took place at Eaton Dorney ready for Wednesdays final and more heats at the Olympic stadium with the woman’s hurdles ready for tomorrow’s semi-finals, my attention was on the Equestrian finals from Greenwich Park where team GB are hoping to finished in the medals,
After a nail biting draw between GB and Holland it went to a jump off for the gold medal, storm clouds hovered over the Greenwich Park as an uncanny hush fell over the crowd as the first rider took to the arena it was to be the British rider Nick Skelton the crowd went wild as he makes a clear round, yet another clear round comes from the Dutchman, now for the next GB rider, and another clear round as the next Dutchman takes to the stag, this time the man from Holland picks up 8 faults, the rain clouds hold off as the Brit picks up 4 faults in a very fast round.
And now for the Dutchman, the tension is amazing 4 faults for the Dutchman, this ride off is going to the wire, the last man to go is the Brit, a slow round but it’s a clear round and team GB have the gold. AND the rain stayed away. I must add big congratulations to Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands.
Beth Tweddle has at last after a long of ten years wait, got her Olympic medal as she picks up a bronze on the uneven bars, Giovanni Cernogoraz from Croatia wins gold in the Men’s Trap and Tom Slingsby from Australia wins gold in the Men’s Laser, Sandra Perkovic’s wins gold in the Olympic women’s discuss, China’s Xu Lijia wins gold in the women’s Laser Radial class, there were many other winners but too many for me to mention
As the fallout from the games begins to wake up our politician’s, reports are trickling through, that the boys at the big house want to boost participation in sport in Britain, they are looking at the prospect of Olympic-style event for schools, and in another report after a plastic bottle was thrown on to the track seconds before the start of the men’s 100m final, a man was arrested, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said (there’s always one isn’t there)
In the Velodrome the quarter-finals and semi-finals were taken place, as Britain pick up another gold in sprint cycling, as the start of the evenings events begin, Cuba’s Mijain Lopez wins gold in the Greco-Roman wrestling, Stephan Feck of Germany makes a perfect back flop in the diving, Dai Greene and Holly Bleasdale both miss out on medals chances