Think Rio, think sun, bikini bodies and bright colours. Well, as our Rio Insight panel acknowledged back in April, Rio in the winter paints quite a different picture…one which looked very much like Britain yesterday with the dark clouds, slashing rain and blustery wind.
But, with conditions we are more than used to, Team GB thrived!
Medals for the relentless Sally Conway in judo, Joe Clarke in the canoe slalom, Steven Scott in the shooting, Chris Froome in the cycling time trial and Max Whitlock in the men’s gymnastics all-around event.
For us here in Yorkshire, it was a slightly bittersweet result with rising star Qais Ashfaq losing out in the bantam but Harrogate’s Jack Laugher and Chris Mears getting gold in the 3m synchro.
What a day and with Great Britain moving two places up the medal table, we’re VERY much looking forward to seeing the athletics unfold on Saturday!
Images credited to: Getty Images, BBC News and Evening Standard