Little relay team.
I went to the stadium last night. It was amazing. Walking in it reminded me so much of the Colosseum in Rome. A design ethos good for millenia. The concentrated cauldron of amphitheatre. The noise for the modern day gladiators was intense. One thing the TV doesn't convey is how the roar of the crowd follows the track athletes around the track. So for anyone racing it's non-stop.
The pole vault final was on, which must be amazing to be part of, if you go over, the stadium roars, if you stuff it up, the stadium 'ooohs' as one. You definitely know where the bar is without having to look.
Every Brit athlete got a huge roar. But the loudest roar by far was reserved for the 400m relay final when our fella was exploding his heart out of his chest trying to catch up for the bronze spot in the last 200m. I've never heard a noise like it. 80,000 people shouting, screaming, clapping and whistling at the top of their lungs willing our team on. He missed out by .13 seconds or something.
It has capped what has been a wonderful Olympics for me. I've loved it. Too many man tears to count. I'm so glad I got to witness it. I'll get around to writing about it when back from me lil summer break. I is off for a week. Enjoy yourselves :)