Because you are GOLD! Gold… okay maybe I shouldn’t list off Spandau Ballet lyrics throughout this whole article.
Well you know what time it is; yes it’s the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. An event that engages the British public every year in sports that we don’t normally care about.
Deciding that now you are going to take up a sport but not a main one no, you are going to be an archer, Robin Hood style! Your parents listening to the judo on the radio in the car, your siblings commenting on some gymnast on the TV thinking they are world’s experts, or catching your granddad watching the women’s beach volleyball.
But one thing that everyone is wondering about during is a medal. We’ll be talking about for weeks, how many did we get? Was it more than expected? Or the statement “I will win an Olympic gold medal”, you know you can’t do well in athletics, swimming, or cycling you may event try and start a sport. But two weeks after the Olympics you’ll get back into your regular routine where you win gold in laziness, with your specialist move the open the fridge and pour yourself a glass of wine and turn on the TV to the Comedy Central at the same time.
So what you really want to know, how are we actually doing in the Olympics? Well we earned 3 gold, 4 silvers, and 6 bronze medals! Which is good for only a few days into the Olympics. Let’s take a look at our gold medallist shall we?
Adam Peaty won Olympic Gold in the Men’s 100m breaststroke, setting a new World Record of 57.55 seconds.
Joseph Clarke won Olympic Gold in the Men’s kayak single.
Jack Laugher & Chris Mears won Olympic Gold in the Men’s synchronised 3m springboard diving. And though they expected to have gained a medal, they were pleasantly surprised by this result.
We’re expected to win a couple more goals throughout the games with athletics starting next week and Tom Daley diving a week on Friday (which we’re obviously watching for his diving talents not because he is beautiful!)
Good luck to the rest of team GB. Watch this space for more information on how the Olympics is going. Keep feeling that patriotic Britishness!