Dazzling success at Eton Dorney down to a mentality where there is no place for second-best
Great Britain's stunning regatta performance produces two more golds, an emotional silver and a rallying cry to the young
It would be woefully parochial to trace the glory of the bronze medals won by British oarsmen yesterday only to a flourishing home camp. The bigger picture instead implores due congratulation to Alan Campbell, George Nash and Will Satch for the company they kept, not round the breakfast table, but on the lake itself.
ABSOLUTELY the first imperative is that everyone remembers to look upon this beaming, beatific champion and say: “Jolly well done, Anna Watkins!” It is her alchemy, after all, that has finally turned silver into gold. And it was instructive of the charm that has compounded Katherine Grainger’s status, as darling of this regatta, that the glory they shared here yesterday was as much a matter of parity as synchronicity. Reciprocally, however, Watkins will understand if Grainger, having at last requited a 12-year craving, is widely saluted as first among equals.
Bradley Wiggins marked his victorious win yesterday by raising a glass or two and getting drunk.
Their superiority was evident in moments, measured by clear water to their pursuers within the first 500 metres. But that margin, in turn, traced back four years to one of barely half an inch.
Bradley Wiggins has today become the greatest British Olympian after winning gold in the time trial event at Hampton Court Palace.
Lord Coe has refused to call Michael Phelps the greatest Olympian of all time - despite the American winning more medals than any other athlete in history.
Sir Steve Redgrave today revealed he had not been approached to light the Olympic flame at London 2012.
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Many visitors pouring into London this summer for the Olympics will arrive at Nadia Comaneci. They'll need to travel by tube to Simon Whitfield (via Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal) before changing there and heading to Michael Phelps (via Carl Lewis).
Sachin Tendulkar scored his first century in 1990 against Angus Fraser who is delighted he's gone on to hit 99 more
Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is targeting a return to action next season.