As London 2012 draws to a close, and we ‘reflect’ on the 16 days that has been, we are reminded that every athlete has a story enveloping the pleasures and pains of sport.
Australian Golden Girls Anna Meares (cycling) and Sally Pearson (100m hurdles) have each had their fair share of challenge, only to taste success at London 2012.
Anna came to #London2012 to settle a racing score with #TeamGB rival, Victoria Pemberton, which is exactly what she did.
While the list of medal winners records the best performers on any given day of Olympic competition, behind the medals, the stories, don’t just inspire, some simply defy belief.
Take for instance, South African ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius and Irish gymnast, Kieran Behan:
Sally, arrived in London as the defending World Champion, with a self belief anyone with teenage daughters would love to be able to bottle!
Sally Pearson has said Michael Johnson and Cathy Freeman taught and inspired her in the art of being a world-class athlete.
Alongside Anna, Oscar and Kieran, Sally too inspires, for anyone willing to take up the challenge of striving to be the best they can be.