- So Who's The Greatest (So Far) ? (Gold Medal Content)
It’s been great this Olympic lark hasn’t it? So many moments to choose from, but so far what has been your greatest Olympic 2012 moment?
For me, it’s got to be Wiggo owning another time trial. I may be biased as a cyclist, and it’s got to have something to do with the Tour De France win and the fact he’s a Londoner like me- but that was awe inspiring 8)
So what’s your favourite bit?Posted 7 years agomboyMember
All of it has been incredible, but the total and utter destruction of the Yanks (and everyone else) by the British Girls on the track in the 3KM team pursuit by an embarrassing margin, setting their 6th World Record in a row… Wow!
Then Laura Trott destroying that final 500m TT and winning it, but then fortune favouring her and the American Hammer coming in 4th, 1 point behind Trott overall, the exact result required… Again, WOW!Posted 7 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
Mo Farrah probs – tall order to take on Bekele. I guess with hindsight he took it pretty comfortably but that was a truly great last lap.
Best cycling event for me was team pursuit – just in terms of sheer excellence. Guess Wiggo’s timetrial not dissimilar.
Best unexpectedly great thing I saw – heavyweight greco-roman wrestling. Mijian Lopez showing he’s the real big dog of London2012. Par terre section where they one guy lies prone and the other tries to throw him was fascinating – try to shift a 120+ kg bloke who doesn’t want to be shifted.Posted 7 years ago
I should add my personal favourite- the day after Wiggo’s gold my five year old son had a go at riding his bike without stabilizers for the first time. He was a bit wobbly at first but amazingly quickly, he was off down the trail and he can even track stand for a whole second!
He watched the Tour with me and his hero is the ‘yellow man’ and he’s been glued to the Olympics too.
Pure magic 😉
The whole message of the London Olympics is ‘inspire a generation’- i can say first hand that they have!Posted 7 years agonealgloverMember
Women’s team persuit was outstanding.
Ennis in the 800 (to finish in such style was brilliant)
Mo’s last lap in the 10k had me standing and shouting at the TV 🙂
Hoy’s last corner in the Kierin was a real goosebumps moment.
But it’s got to be wiggo’s performance in the time trial really.Posted 7 years ago
Mo’s last lap in the 10k had me standing and shouting at the TV
That was special- i was watching it on the big screen in Greenwich Park while out on a night ride, i promptly rode home in a PB 40 minutes after watching it!
Ennis in the 800
I heard the stadium erupt from the other side of the river while on said night ride. Awesome 😀Posted 7 years agoTiRedMember
Beth Tweddle winning a medal at last. And the mens gymnastics team. And I’m not particularly fond of the sport. It’s just that much of the other successes have come from areas in which we are already dominant. These two performances really felt like winning Bronze medals rather than loosing Gold/Silver.Posted 7 years agobrakesMember
there is something about Mo Farrah in the 10k that makes me jump up and down infront of the TV and shout “GO ON MO! GO ON MO!”
but it has to be Wiggo in the TT for me, I nicked off work, cycled 20 miles to see it at Hampton Court, dozed under a tree for an hour, shouted at him from 2km out, then raced 25 miles home with a crowd of other blokes on bikes. smiles for miles.Posted 7 years agoaracerMember
Trott in the elimination race was superb – I’ve mentioned it before, but for those who missed it “in front of you” at 2:02 in http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19154159
Then Laura Trott destroying that final 500m TT and winning it, but then fortune favouring her and the American Hammer coming in 4th, 1 point behind Trott overall, the exact result required… Again, WOW!
IMHO it would have been even better had Hammer come in 3rd – they’d have been equal on points, but Trott had actually taken enough time out of her in the TT to be ahead on total time in the timed events.
Though I feel obliged to pick a non-cycling moment, in which case it has to be thatPosted 7 years ago
ScottishBritish bloke demolishing Federer at Wimbledon.ask1974Member
The greatest moment for me was Mo Farrah in the 10k. Topped an unbelievable night of tense excitement with a huge race – brilliant edge of your seat, scream at the telly stuff… 😀
Bradley was (is) great and if he doesn’t get SPOTY the program should be scrapped!
But for GB – the ‘greatest’ must be Chris Hoy. Six gold sets the standard all other GB athletes must strive for, by that measurement alone he’s the only choice.
THE greatest is of course Michael Phelps.Posted 7 years agobikebouySubscriber
Ben Ainslie, then Nic Dempsey then Bryony Shaw then Paul Goodison then Shirley Robinson then Ian Persy and Andrew Simpson then Alistair Richardson then the Greenhalge brothers then Ian Walker then all the other ex sailing multiple medal winners at my sailing club.
There, simple that. I’ve fixed for you all.Posted 7 years agocrispoSubscriber
Alister Brownlee winning the Triathlon yesterday. I mean they were always the favourite but the fact that he ran the last 10km in 29.07 is outstanding.
If he had been in the 10km final that Mo ran he would have been only 1:30 behind Farar, 1 second behind the second placed brit and by no means last, and thats after the swim and the cycle already, truely a fantastic effort!
They both looked pretty goosed at the end though! 😆Posted 7 years agocu dubhSubscriber
Think for me the lightweight girlies double scull. The look on the bow girls face was amazing. She just couldn’t believe they had done it. Their interview when they came off the water was brilliant, and then the tears on the podium too, made me blub. There have been so many moments when you see the pure joy on the faces of the competitors, mostly the winners, when they perform above expectation. I sincerely hope this will get some of the couch potatoes off their backsides but I suspect that it will only be people who already do sport who will do more.Posted 7 years agoHeliosMember
Women’s heavyweight double – because Kath Grainger is a bit of a legend but mainly because I’ve known Anna for years, she’s awesome and I now have the privilege of saying I coached* an Olympic champion!
(*OK – I only coached her for one outing – about 6 years ago – but it still counts)Posted 7 years ago
but I suspect that it will only be people who already do sport who will do more.
I don’t believe that at all and even if it makes one person do a bit more exercise then it is a success.
But what I believe will happen is that this Games will encourage more investment in all sports from school age and up, and that children witnessing it will want to take up sport more seriously.Posted 7 years ago
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