Saturday, August 11, 2012
One man who has been hanging out with our gold medal heroes this week is Russell Brand (@rustyrockets). He tweeted this great picture of him posing Mr T-style with the women’s rowing gold medalists:
Sticking my oar in with women's rowing gold medalists. I pity the fool who doesn't admire my look. twitter.com/rustyrockets/s…— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) August 10, 2012
And here he is having a joke with boxing champion Nicola Adams (@NicolaAdams2012):
— Nicola Adams (@NicolaAdams2012) August 10, 2012
@rustyrockets lol u joker ;)
Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) also shared this photo of himself and 29-year old gold medalist Nicola on Twitter. It’s hard to tell who is more excited by the meeting:
And whilst the Games may be drawing to a close, the medals continue to flood in for @TeamGB. It was gold this morning for canoeist Ed McKeever (@edmckeever) in the 200m sprint, taking the total up to 26 golds.
Here it is! twitter.com/edmckeever/sta…— Ed McKeever (@edmckeever) August 11, 2012
Messages of congratulations flooded in on Twitter with these Tweets from the Prime Minister (@Number10gov), Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) of London and the Deputy Prime Minister (@nick_clegg) this morning:
PM: "Fantastic performance from Ed McKeever, and a privilege to congratulate him in person afterwards. Great start to the day for— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) August 11, 2012
Gold medal no 26 thanks to— Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) August 11, 2012
@edmckeever and his kayak means Carol Ann Duffy has another name to add to her Olympic poem.
We love this great shot of the PM hanging out with bronze medalist Rebecca Adlington (@beckadlington) and swimmer David Carry (@davidcarry), cheering on David’s fiancee Keri-Anne Payne (@Keriannepayne) in the open water swimming event on Thursday:
Sadly Keri-Anne missed out on a medal, but we were touched by this letter she received from a fan in Indonesia. She shared it on Twitter:
What a lovely letter thanks you so much for wonderful person who wrote this :) - Mini Letter for Keri-anne Payne twitter.com/ciptantio/stat…— Keri-anne Payne (@KeriannePayne) August 10, 2012
Today fevers are running high in the aquatic centre as Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) competes in the semi-finals. Support for the diver is running high amongst fans, including this message of support from model Kelly Brook (@IAMKELLYBROOK):
Watching Tom Daley Come on— Kelly Brook (@IAMKELLYBROOK) August 11, 2012
She was delighted when he qualified for tonight’s final:
Yes!!!!!!— Kelly Brook (@IAMKELLYBROOK) August 11, 2012
Singer Tinchy Stryder (@TinchyStryder) also added his support for the 18-year-old:
Watching the olympics.... Tom Daley has my full support... Who's with me?— Tinchy Stryder (@TinchyStryder) August 11, 2012
Tom is up tonight, so follow him on Twitter @TomDaley1994 to get all the action in the diving final. Another one to watch tonight is gold medalist distance runner Mo Farah (@Mo_Farah) in the 5,000m. Over in the Excel Arena, it's the men’s boxing final with Luke Campbell (@Luke11Campbell), followed by Anthony Joshua (@Anthonyfjoshua) and Fred Evans fighting for gold tomorrow.
And whilst the closing ceremony has been kept closely under wraps, if the rumours are to be believed you might want to keep an eye on @victoriabeckham, @EmmaBunton, @OfficialMelB, @MelanieCmusic and @GeriHalliwell tomorrow night.
-- Lewis Wiltshire, @LewisWiltshire