Tuesday, August 19, 2008

OLYMPIC GOLD FOR BEDFORDSHIRE CYCLIST VICTORIA PENDLETON













Victoria Pendleton, our own World Champion Cyclist from Stotfold in Bedfordshire stormed home in the Olympic Women's Sprint today in 11.1 seconds to win her first Olympic Gold Medal and the first Gold Medal for Bedfordshire and the Eastern Region.
Victoria's Gold Medal brings the Cycling Team's total medal haul to an astonishing 14medals, including 8 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze - 7 golds in Track Cycling alone.

Chris Hoy battled with his British team mate Jason Kenny in the Men's Sprint Finals to win his 3rd Gold Medal and Jason won the Silver Medal. Chris Hoy has achieved three Olympic records. He is the 1st Briton to win 3 gold medals (+ 1 silver) in one Olympic Games for 100 years, the most successful Scottish Olympic athlete ever and the most successful track cyclist, with 4 Olympic gold medals and 1 silver medal. British cyclists have dominated the Beijing Olympics, winning a gold and silver medal in 3 events and have totally outclassed cyclists from other nations.

The first Gold Medal today was won by Paul Goodison in the Sailing Laser Class and this afternoon Christina Ohuruoga unexpectedly won Britain's first Athletics Gold Medal in the Women's 400 metres. Also Germaine Mason won a Silver Medal in the High Jump with a jump of 2m 30. On Monday a 3rd gold medal was won by Nick Rogers and Joe Glanfield in Sailing which has the highest gold medal total after the cyclists.

Britain now has an amazing 33 medals, including 16 Gold in 8 different sports - our best result for 100 years and it is all down to our dedicated young athletes and their superb coaches who have worked hard for years to achieve Olympic glory.
We salute you all and look forward to more successes in future.

2 comments:

birdy said...

Nice pictures and informative blog.

Cllr Lynne Faulkner said...

Thanks for the compliment Birdy.
I hope you are enjoying the British successes at the Beijing Olympics as much as I am.