This is ‘our village’ says diver Nick

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SHEFFIELD-BASED diver Nick Robinson-Baker labelled the London Olympic Village “my village” as the Team GB ‘Our Greatest Team’ ethos continued to be built during the opening ceremony.

Robinson-Baker, who finished seventh at the Beijing Games, said he is proud to walk around the Olympic Village in his Team GB kit, and the thought of competing in London is “out of this world”.

He said: “I walked into Beijing four years ago and felt like I was an Olympic athlete. But I walked into the village in London a couple of days ago and I felt like it was my village.

“We have 541 athletes, it’s big and it feels like it’s yours for the taking. There’s people walking round going ‘wow you’re in GB kit’, you’re walking around the London Olympic village in Team GB kit. It’s just such an honour.”

n Table tennis player Paul Drinkhall has praised girlfriend Joanna Parker for her support leading up the the Games. The pair, who live in Rotherham, are both in action today.

He said: “I think we both know what we are going through, it’s easy to talk to each other and sometimes you need to talk to someone that you really trust and it’s really easy with her.

“It’s great to have these experiences with someone like that.”

The pair watched the opening ceremony from their balcony in the village.