Sunday, 10 August 2008

Well Done Nicole

A short while ago Nicole Cooke won Britain's first medal of the Beijing Olympics, and to ensure she did it in style, she won gold. Having watched some of the race on BBC television earlier this morning, I can tell you that you would never get me riding up those hills, but what was more interesting was the weather. After fears about the heat and the humidity in Beijing, today was very definitely a wet day, but because of torrential rain rather than humidity. It is possible that British weather being what it is, was the perfect preparation for today's conditions, and was instrumental in helping Nicole to win.

On the other hand, it may have been skill, determination, hard work, perfect positioning as the race neared its end, and her well-known blistering sprint finish that did it. Whatever, it doesn't matter. Nicole has achieved her dream of Olympic Gold, and has undoubtedly forgotten the heartaches caused by injury in the past.

Well done, Nicole.

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