#3: Jessica Ennis wins the Heptathlon
Ennis was the face of the Olympics going into London 2012. She had the weight of the nation on her shoulders. All expected her to get gold. Nothing else would do.
How did Ennis do in the heptathlon? She got her personal best in the 100m hurdles and 200m sprint. She performed perfectly in her weakest events, the long jump and javelin. By the time the 800m came around, she had the gold in the bag. But Jessica Ennis has never been one to just settle for a win. As the crowd went absolutely ballistic, Ennis went on to win the 800m in style. She had met the expectations of a nation, and she had surpassed them. Jessica Ennis is a British hero. And all we can say now that we look back on her amazing accomplishment is “Thank you.”
#2: Usain Bolt wins 100m and 200m and Send Jamaica into Ecstasy
Everyone doubted the greatest sprinted who ever lived as he headed into London 2012. Supposedly, Bolt was not 100% fit. Though, in hindsight, this might have been a delightfully devious ploy by Bolt to make we viewers and his competition think that maybe he might not actually win this time.
Pah! You can’t beat Bolt, you can only sit back and witness the man’s brilliant. He delighted the crowd, settingLondonand the world alight.Jamaicawent completely nuts after both of his wins, celebrating as only Jamaican’s can. And no two of the billions of eyes soaking up the brilliance of Bolt could doubt that they had seen a genius of running performing as only he can.
#1: Mo Farah wins the 10,000 metres
Brits don’t win the 10 000 metres. They never have. In fact, every winner of the men’s 10 000 metres at the Olympics since 1992 had come fromEthiopia. Mo Farah, however, wasn’t in the mood for following history, he was in the mood for making it, and oh boy did he.
Mo Farah’s 10 000 metre win will go down in history as one of the greatest moments in British athletics history, if not in the history of all sports. It will also go down as the most inspiring moment of the 2012 Olympics.