An Olympic breakfast
Wow. There are not many words that can describe what Usian Bolt did in the 200m Olympic final tonight.
The Jamaican blew apart the field and a record that has stood since 1996, after Michael Johnson did something similar in Atlanta. Don't you just love witnessing history like that?
At least this time he raced up to the line - he even dipped for it. I guess it raises the question of just how fast he could've gone in the 100m?
While some sporting events seem to wane as they rumble through time and again, it simply doesn’t happen with the Olympics.
There were a huge amount of political, environmental and social issues being aired as the Beijing Games approached, which was perfectly right. But the sport on show for two weeks has been given its own rightful stage and the quality, passion and drama has been enthralling to watch.
Cosy get-togethers around the office television screens have been a regular feature, be it waiting for Christine Ohuruogu to blitz the 400m, Chris Hoy to look unbeatable on the cycling track or today’s lightning Bolt (sorry, couldn’t resist).
That said, I’m still not exactly sure how the cycling Madison works.
We were hanging on this morning’s Evening News deadline to see if Norwich-born Nick Dempsey could become the Fine City’s own Olympic champion. Sadly it was a tale of woe as the windsurfer – not the easiest of sports to enjoy as a spectator – trailed in a fourth.
Preparing for tomorrow evening’s paper has been a little more fun, having been dispatched to Colney to catch an interview with, in my eyes, one of the Canaries’ stars of last season’s recovery – Ryan Bertrand.
He was sporting a modest ice patch but assured me he’ll be fine for Cardiff on Saturday and if he can create a goal like he did at Ninian Park last season, we’ll all be happy.
posted on 20 August 2008 16:42 byMichael Bailey - Sportsdesk