The Anonymous Widower

The Games Of The British Underdogs

This is becoming very much a games where some of the British medals have been won by athletes who were not fancied and have had tremendous difficulty getting to the Games at all.

Outstanding is probably Gemma Gibbons in the judo, who won an unexpected silver after the death of her mother to leukaemia a few years ago, then had a difficult draw.

I know they haven’t won a medal, but at least they’ve won a match for the first time. But the trials and tribulations of the Volleyball team have been enormous, as detailed in The Sun, in the paper’s inimitable manner.

Remember what Mark Twain said, “It’s not the size of the dog, but the size of the fight in the dog”

August 3, 2012 Posted by | Sport | , , | 1 Comment