During last month’s London Paralympic Games, bionics played a huge role in pushing the boundaries for the participating athletes. It speaks volumes for the quality of today’s state-of-the-art prosthetics that double amputees like Oscar Pistorius can compete in the Paralympics—where he won three gold medals and set two world records—and the Olympics.
I am of the belief that we never really doubted Usain Bolt—we Brits just love a good rivalry. What better rivalry than that of two friends, training partners and fierce competitors? Bolt losing twice to Yohan Blake in Jamaica’s Olympic trials could only fuel the fire. Could we seriously doubt the man who made a mockery of the Olympic record four years ago in Beijing?
Poster boy for the British Olympic 2012 campaign, young sports personality of the year, Olympic finalist in Beijing at the age of 14, hopeful gold medallist, caring son with a honest demeanour and golden smile. The life of Tom Daley seems just about perfect, doesn’t it?