Fighting all the odds and struggles through a lifetime, enduring pain in the best way possible, waiting for four years to secure a place for themselves through all the hard work and labor: this is every sports-person’s dream which is being fulfilled in this year’s Rio Olympic Games.
The athletes in Team Great Britain are set to celebrate their victory after Britain’s extraordinary success, which is sure to make everyone envious of their leader board position at the moment.
The victory for Mo Farah in the 5000m final and the bronze for the women’s 4x400m relay took Great Britain to 66 medals, one more than their record haul in London 2012. Great Britain is on course to finish second in the medal table for the first time, with China following just behind.
Farah’s victory made him the first runner to complete the double of 5000m and 10,000m golds in the consecutive Olympic Games since Finn Lasse Viren. This year he landed Great Britain the 27th gold of the games.
Although Tom Daley was a little disappointed with not being able to secure any medals after the semi-final of the 10m platform diving, Vicky Holland and Bianca Walkden claimed bronze in their respective events of women’s triathlon and +67 kg taekwondo event.
The team’s Chef de Mission, Mark England shared his ecstasy by mentioning how proud he is of all the team members of Great Britain and of the extraordinary efforts they have put in on the foreign soil in Brazil. He further stated that all the achievements are without a question an even bigger achievement than their performance in the London Olympics.
Nicola Adams, who engulfed and cruised to victory in the final of the women’s flyweight division on Saturday night, said that it feels amazing – especially to be able to think that she has been able to create history.
Further to a little misunderstanding, Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo was finally awarded his silver medal. Chelimo, who finished second in the men’s 5000 meters on Saturday behind Mo Farah, was caught up in some confusion where he was initially disqualified from the race and not given his medal.
When he got reinstated, Chelimo mentioned that it was the best feeling ever. While the news of the “brief disqualification” was devastating for Chelimo, it was good for the 41-year-old athlete Bernard Lagat. But unfortunately for Lagat it didn’t last long.
Caster Semenya (25) of South Africa brought back pride and glory to her nation after bagging herself the first position in the 800m race in a record timing of one minute and 55.28 seconds, leaving behind Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi who secured the second place.
Meanwhile in the football match, the penalty shot by Neymar cruised the Brazilian football team to victory after the game ended with a tie of 1-1 score after extra time. In the shootout, Germany’s Nils Peterson had his penalty shot saved by Wener before Neymar won it.
Looks like a fair share of revenge was taken by the home country for the 2014 world cup semi-finals after Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 in Belo Horizonte. Brazil finally won the Olympic title this time after losing it in the finals in 1984, 1988 and 2012.
The entire team was ecstatic. Their goalkeeper Weverton stated that the gold is not only theirs, it belongs to God and that God loves Neymar like Neymar loves his team. Neymar expressed his joy saying that this is probably one of the best things that has happened in his life.