Back to Brazil
We are nearly at the end of the games and what an Olympics it has been for Team GB. At the time of writing our athletes have surpassed the previous medals tally of forty eight by two, making it the most successful overseas total ever.
Meanwhile our girl, Martina Rizzelli and her team mates (Italy), finished tenth in the women's gymnastics and so missed out on progressing to the final. The first eight teams were eligible for the finals and Martina confirmed what we could see. The girls were very emotional and nerves got the better of them, leading to uncharacteristic errors. Despite this, Carlotta Ferlito and Vanessa Ferrari went through to the individual all-around competition and finished 12th and 16th respectively. In the women's floor exercise Vanessa finished 4th, with another team mate, Erika Fasana finishing 6th.
Team GB has certainly had a good Olympics with no less than six gold medals coming from the cycling and three from rowing. Andy Murray managed to successfully defend the title he won in London 2012, as did Mo Farah. It is evident that lottery funding has helped British athletes to become the best and compete with the best.
Another quote for you to digest and think about - If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score? (Vince Lombardi)