Saturday, August 16, 2008


Congratulations to Britain's cyclists, rowers and swimmers who won an amazing 9 Olympic Medals today, the most medals ever won by a British Olympic Team in one day. Britain has moved from 10th to 7th place with 17 medals, including 7 Gold.

Rebecca Adlington, aged 19, won her 2nd Gold Medal in the Women's 800 metres freestyle and is now the most successful British woman swimmer in Olympic history!

Fresh from Friday's success in Men's Team Sprint cycling, Chris Hoy won a 2nd Gold Medal in the Men's Keirin and Edgar Ross his team mate won the Silver Medal. Bradley Wiggins made Olympic history by becoming the 1st cyclist to be Olympic Champion twice in the Men's Individual Pursuit and his team mate Steve Burke won the Bronze Medal. Also Chris Newton won a Bronze Medal in the Men's Points. Our cyclists have won an amazing 8 Olympic medals so far, including 4 Gold Medals.

In Rowing the Men's Four - Tom James, Steve Williams, Peter Reed and Andrew Triggs Hodge - won the Gold Medal. Elise Laverick and Anna Bebington won the Bronze Medal in the Women's Double Sculls and the Men's Double Sculls team - Matthew Wells and Steve Rowbotham - also won Bronze Medals.

Team GB would have won even more medals but 2 Sailing events were postponed - Ben Ainslie and the Women's Yngling Team will get at least a Silver Medal each tomorrow.

Watch out tomorrow for Bedford's own Paula Radcliffe and her team mate Mara Yamauchi in Sunday's Marathon, and Victoria Pendleton, World Champion Women's Sprint cyclist from Stotfold who will be cycling in the Women's Sprint.

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