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Olympic Diary: Living legends and super girl

Sprint king: Jamaicas Usain Bolt.

Sprint king: Jamaicas Usain Bolt.

WITH it being the final weekend of the Olympic Games I thought I’d look back on five of the best moments. It’s very tough to choose so take your pick which you think is the best, writes Richard Fidler.

n The Great Britain women’s volleyball team beating Algeria. This was a fantastic result for a squad that only reached the Games due to funding support from businesses and organisations in Sheffield. Our team struggled to get positive results so this match was a particular breakthrough.

n The men’s 100m final at the Olympic Stadium. I was lucky enough to be there in what is the fastest race in history with seven men breaking 10 seconds. Usain Bolt, who else, won and completed a sprint double a few days later as he title himself ‘a living legend’.

n Super Saturday. The night when three British athletes won gold medals within an hour. Sheffield’s Jessica Ennis led the way in the heptathlon closely followed by Greg Rutherford in the long jump and Mo Farah in the 10,000m. The stadium was pulsating.

n Team GB men’s basketball beating China for their first Olympic win. Sharks shooting guard Nate Reinking afterwards showed the emotion of the victory as he broke down in tears.

n The Olympic experience. A slightly catch all category I know but it has been a pleasure to be able to watch the world’s best perform on the grandest stage of all. And it’s all being done in an amazing atmosphere.

 

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