Yes, Phelps did it. 8 whole shiny bits of metal. Well done. But do you know what?
Brits won things too! We won loads of shiny bits of metal yesterday in cycling, rowing, gymnastics (yes, gymnastics I know!) and bloody swimmng too! We do so very rock. Our lovely small country is (as I write this) in 3rd place on the medals table. ‘Scuse my French but come on! 3rd Fucking place! Who is above us? China (who is 1/6th of the world’s population) and the US (who has the unstoppable Phelps).
It just gives me such hope for 2012… Wow, I have national sport related Hope!
One thing made me a little confused though. In the Woman’s Individual Cycling Pursuit, Wendy Houvenaghel got the silver (behind another Brit, Rebecca Romero). My confusion comes from the fact that she was born in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland isn’t in Great Britain. It’s in the United Kingdom but not Great Britain… I’m starting to panic that everything I thought I understood about my country is wrong…
But short the confusion… We are currently the Best European country at the Olympics! Rock very much on!