So now they are over - what was the best moment for you?

Olympics best bits!

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12/08/2012 at 20:11

I'm undecided as there were so many individually brilliant moments - Nicola Adams was historically important, Jennis was fantastic and of course Mo! Overall though I think it wasn't the athletes themselves, but the spectators. Omnipresent, loud at all the right moments and in many interviews (and not just of Team GB) of the athletes they said how the crowd spurred them on. So what was best for you? 

M...eldy    pirate
12/08/2012 at 20:13

One of many

The wall of sound as Wiggo came through on the time trial

experienced many times at some of the events, the noise was immense

12/08/2012 at 21:43

Vino winning the road race.

12/08/2012 at 22:06

Denise Lewis jumping up and down and getting over exited with Colin Jackson during the 10,000m final... While John Inverdale remained 100% professional and tried to listen to his earpiece as to what they were going onto next.

Go Mo.

12/08/2012 at 22:39

Loads of great moments, but to single out just one - David Rudisha's world record victory in the 800 m. I don't think I've ever seen a more inspiring run (and my athletic memories go back to the early '70's).

13/08/2012 at 07:34

The joy on Tom Daley's face at winning bronze. A huge contrast to the chinese diver who won silver scowled and sulked

13/08/2012 at 08:26

This.. well, not this in particular, but what it means, the fact that athletes from all countries, even closest rivals were happy for each other, and congratulating each other reardless of what country they were from or where they finished.


iron fraggle    pirate
13/08/2012 at 08:34
Too many to mention!
Seeing two British gold medals and two world records broken (by brits) in the velodrome was immense - my kids loved it and I still can't believe we got that lucky in the ticket ballot.

Obviously the Mo moments stand out, the lovely lady rower mouthing 'we've won the Olympics were going to be on a stamp', and Tom Daley being overjoyed with his bronze medal.

And a special mention goes to Claire Balding's interviews of Bert le Clos.
13/08/2012 at 10:46

Mo's 5k/10k double was awesome.

Rudisha's 800m WR was an incredible display compared to the jog and sprint for the line like in the other middle distance races.

The fact that EVERY British cyclist at the games broke a WR in the velodrome at some point.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
13/08/2012 at 10:56

For me the crowd support was the best thing, I was at Boxhill for the road races and seeing the crowds there and on the big screens was brilliant.

I also had the good fortune to see the swimming, I can only describe the noise in the Aquatics centre as like a jet engine, amaxing.  I was also at the Athletics on Saturday and again the crowd noise was load load load loud, watching Mo win the 5000 meters the noise went around the stadium as a massive wave as the athletes lapped the track. 

I think the british public deserve a massive pat on the back for getting behind our athletes and their genuine respect for other countries.

Go Team GB

13/08/2012 at 12:11

Best bit?  ....i think the fact we threw a party, the world came and everyone danced (best not mention Boris dancing though).

London smiled for once.

13/08/2012 at 12:13

Inspired by my little 5 mile run (walk!) this morning I was thinking what were my top 5 moments:

Clare Balding interviewing Bert Le Clos - loved him

Jess' win in general, the pressure that girl must have been under as 'poster girl' was immense

Chris Hoy holding off the german guy in the Kierin and the footage of his Mother watching

Charlotte DuJardin and Valegro winning Individual Gold - pure beauty in motion

The general atmosphere of the crowds and round the country in general - fab

Worst moment for me - having secured tickets for the stands on The Mall for the mens road race and positioning ourselves right next to the podium for our close up of Cav ...

Loved it all - roll on paralympics 


Lee the Pea    pirate
13/08/2012 at 13:13

Ah too many to mention.  Soooooooo grateful I managed to get athletics tickets - the wall of sound that moves round the stadium following the runners will be with me forever.  Just being part of a home team supporting crowd (there and at home) and getting to see all our athletes do so well was fantastic.  Jess Ennis winning and Mo Farah winnimg the 10K were the most emotional for me, cried like a baby, hehehe.  I love the way it has brought everyone together 

14/08/2012 at 22:07

I was disappointed to only get tickets for weight lifting. It was the B string 55kg women and 58kg men. It turned out to be great. Even though there were no Brits taking part it was still exciting, you just wanted to everyone to do well.

To top it all the last male lifter attempted and achieved a new OR the crowd willed the bar up. I am sure the athlete will treasure that moment for ever. It was great to be a tiny part of it. My kids were inspired and loved it. It was even better finding out that none of the A stream lifters beat him and he got the gold medal.

Jess and Mo were brill. My son now wants to be Mo.

14/08/2012 at 22:14
For me, I was Swim Team GB jumping into the diving pool when Tom Daley got bronze. His sheer delight with what he had achieved was lovely to watch.
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
15/08/2012 at 10:07
Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)
For me, Tom Daley

Thats a surprise

15/08/2012 at 11:16

Jess Ennis sripping off and joining Laura Trott in the shower with a large loofar....

15/08/2012 at 11:44

Dave - I must have missed that - do you think it is still available on the BBC i-player?

15/08/2012 at 11:47

That or the dark recesses of my mind

15/08/2012 at 11:49

Best bit - Jade Jones' entire campaign in the Taekwondo. Mindblowing!

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