Compared to yesterday it’s been quite a quiet day for British gold medals at today’s London 2012 Olympic Games. Sailing and tennis were the stars of the day. But that’s still fantastic – two gold medals in one day, it only seems quiet because we scored six in a day yesterday!
Ben Ainsley Men’s Sailing Finn
Ben Ainsley left it until the last race of the Olympic regatta to bring home Rita, his Finn class boat ahead of the Danish competitor to secure the gold medal. Sailing is a strange sport as Ainsley finished 9th out of 10, but beating Jonas Hogh-Christensen was all he needed to top the points table and breeze into the history books as Britains greatest ever Olympic sailor.
Royal Mail are already printing stamps in his honour which will be on sale in 500 Post Offices tomorrow, including Post Offices in Truro near Ben’s home village of Restronguet in Cornwall, where he grew up and learned to sail, and in Lymington, where he now trains. Ben’s gold Royal Mail pillar box will be in his home village of Restronguet.
Andy Murray Men’s Single Tennis
Why couldn’t he do this a month ago? The venue – Wimbledon, the setting – Centre Court, the opponent – Roger Federer, it was a replay of when Murray lost the Wimbledon men’s final but he didn’t make the same mistake today, sealing his gold medal with a tidy three sets of 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.
Up for a possibility of two gold medals in the same day, Murray came second to land a silver medal in the mixed doubles with Laura Robson.
Dunblane is where you’ll be able to buy the Tennis stamps and find a gold post box to mark Andy Murray’s win.