That was a great result. The large number of medal winners , and the even larger number of competitors from the UK who also put in brilliant world class performances is a tribute to their hard work, dedication and skill. The nation is rightly proud of them all. It is a fine thing to reach Olympic qualification standard, and an amazing thing to end up Olympic champion in your chosen sport.
I don’t think it is mainly about money, though obviously the money to provide backing and support helps. The Lottery has been a good means of allowing more people to spend their time in training. It is mainly about the sheer determination and stamina of each competitor, their coaches and mentors, and of their families. It shows that people can achieve great things if they put their mind and body to it.