We are always proud of our athletes, even when they are not doing their best, because they are usually an example of effort and sacrifice. They work hard and shine in those moments of glory when they get on top of the podium but that moment is only a small part of their lives. When we cannot see them they spend most of their time training, preparing a new strategy and suffering. That is why they are so happy when they achieve their goals.
And they are doing it! British athletes are doing their best and making us happy. It is time of being much more proud of them.
Lewis won the F1 Championship in 2008 and he turned into the youngest driver in winning the championship. After that victory he kept on working hard and he repeated his victory in 2014 and recently he won the 2015 championship fighting hard with Nico Rosberg.
Andy Murray is facing a very important week, as he will take part in the final of Paris Masters, the final tournament of the tennis season where only the best players of the world can compete. Murray is the only British player taking part in this competition, where he arrives being the number 2 in the list, only Novak Djokovic is over him.
National football teams
Next year it will take place the Football European Cup in France, and England, Wales and Northern Ireland teams will take part of that competition.
We are used to find England in these type of competitions, always being one of the favourites to get the cup. Northern Ireland played the World Cup quarterfinals in 1958 and 1982 but has never taken part of a European Cup. And Wales made history with this classification as the team only took part in the 1958 World Cup.
The Tour de France is considered the most important cycling championship in the world. It may seem to be only one of the many competitions of this sport but any cyclist dream about getting the yellow jersey on the Champs Élysées. And this year Chris Froome was there for the second time, as he was also the champion in 2013.
Last summer it took place the World Aquatics Championship with good results for British Swimmers. Adam Peaty came home with two gold medals, in 50m and 100m breast-stroke respectively. James Guy won the gold medal in 200m freestyle and the silver medal in 400m freestyle. Ross Murdoch got the bronze medal in 100m breast-stroke. Jazmin Carling got the bronze medal in 800m freestyle, and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor got also the bronze medal in 200m medley.
If we talk about the relay races we can say that Daniel Wallace, Robert Renwick, Calum Jarvis y James Guy won the gold medal for the United Kingdom in 4x200m freestyle. In the mixed races Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Francesca Halsall got the gold medal in 4x100m medley.
Let’s talk about rugby…
Some of you may be quite disappointed with the results of the latest Rugby World Championship as England was eliminated in the first round and Wales and Scotland succumbed in the quarter finals. But let’s talk about good things…
London was the centre of rugby’s world for a couple of weeks and the results were very good. And three of our four nations were present in the championship. We should now think about how to improve and how to get support to our rugby players so they can get back to the top.