Well obviously I'd love to see us at the top of the medal board, but still. The athletes are trying their best and I guess it's hard as a spectator to appreciate how hard the events are and how amazing it is for the athletes to even get a chance to perform at the olmpics. It was a shame about the men's road race, but heh that's life. Fingers crossed for cycling and rowing!
Why is everybody griping on about us not having won everything already? There were probably a dozen or so realistic gold medal chances and we've had one of those finals (men's road race). No, we didn't win that, mainly because virtually the whole field was riding against us. We've still got all of the other cycling, athletics, rowing and sailing finals with realistic chances to come. We have not failed yet, get off the athletes' backs.
I'm disappointed in the defeatist attitude many of us Brits seem to have. The amount of times I've heard the commentators say something like "We won't beat this team" or "we might scrape Bronze". Then we wonder why our athletes don't do as well. Maybe if we had a bit more faith in them it might spur them on a bit more.
As for those of you saying they've let us down. Are you the best in the world at what you do? No? Well then I guess you're a let down to the country too.
Ahh well we have cycling and rowing finals tomorrow. Both of which we have fantastic teams for.
(Original post by kingsholmmad)
Right, all of you miserable sods thinking we're going to win nothing: just watch Michael Jamieson in the mens' 200M breaststroke. Then tell me our athletes aren't trying.