What a fantastic swim from Rebecca Adlington to claim a bronze medal in last night’s 400m freestyle final... especially from lane eight; hopefully a good sign for her preferred 800m later in the Games.
Elsewhere in the pool, I’ve been amazed by some performances from competitors aged 16 and even 15 years old. It’s actually hard to understand what it must be like
to be so talented at such a tender age; when I was in my mid-teens I was a half decent cricketer and enjoyed most sports, but the only event in which I was anything approaching world class was fancying Debbie Harry... but the last time I looked that wasn’t an Olympic sport...
Anyway, on the journey to work this morning, I heard about the saga about a set of keys at Wembley Stadium, which had been lost by police during routine security. The report stated that specialistofficers had been brought in to find the missing keys... but all to no avail (or at least that was the situation at 6am...).
Sorry? "Specialist” key-hunting officers..?
Interviewer: Do you have any weaknesses?
Candidate: Well I’m not very good at catching criminals...
Interviewer: Oh... Do you not think that’s a rather essential skill?
Candidate: Yes, but I’m shit hot at finding keys...
Interviewer: Ahh well that changes everything. When can you start?
All my own work... almost.