Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Congratulations to Giles Scott

Giles Scott won the gold medal in sailing's Finn class to give Great Britain their fifth successive Olympic title in the event and Team GB's seventeenth Gold of Rio 2016.
 
The Weymouth-based 29-year-old succeeds Sir Ben Ainslie, who won three previous titles, and emulates Iain Percy in 2000. He will now join Ainslie's 2017 America's Cup team.

"It's not sunk in yet," he told BBC Radio 5 live.
"It's so hard to describe it. You work so hard for so long for just one week in your life."

Congratulations to Giles Scott and good luck to all the other competitors competing today, especially several other British athletes who are chasing medals such as Cycling's golden couple. Laura Trott and her fiancĂ© Jason Kenny both of whom are  one race away from Gold this evening.

The rules of the points system for the Omnium race in which Laura Tross is competing are sufficiently complicated that J K Rowling tweeted

"Don't you DARE tell me Quidditch is hard to understand."

I'm sure Laura understands them and that's what matters!

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