When Helen Glover and Heather Stanning took gold in the women's pair in rowing ahead of their famed New Zealand opponents you could feel the entire country just relax a little bit more. The pressure of a first medal has put off the likes of Mark Cavendish and Tom Daley and even the mortal Becky Adlington. What these two women did was sheer astounding especially in front of Royalty but these down to earth women just portrayed the perfect British spirit even in their post-interview, so bubbly and charismatic. Finally it's time to celebrate.
So what happens next is the question?, Well so far the Olympics has been a huge success despite empty seats and the recent debacle involving the badminton players. The issue remains that a player should always play to win but it's sport they played for an easier draw. Football sides play weaker sides to preserve themselves so why is this different?. There have been plenty of positives ranging from the rowing, gymnastics men's and women and even the diving despite Tom and Pete making an error in the their 4th dive it just shows how far we as a country have come. If we didn't win anymore medals it will still be charted as a success after the opening ceremony and how the atmosphere has erupted and all the athletes have bonded.
Either way it all began with the Queen and Mr Bond and it's being carried on by inspirational athletes who really have put on a performance up until now and thus it continues. With the track and field events coming up it's hard not to get excited by the thoughts of Dai Greene, Chris Hoy and co. It's starting to simmer nicely.