The last few days.....!!!

21st August 2008,

Well what a journey!! It was a relief to finally get racing on Tuesday and apart from the start I had a great race.  I got a new PB in the heat of 1.50.1 if only I could have nailed my start I may have been able to get under 1.50!  It was a good solid run though and through to the semi which was the main aim.

What a day today! I was nervous today as I new I was capable of reaching the final but it's about getting it all right on the day.  I got a better start today but still not great and not to my usual standards (so room for improvement!) but I had an amazing second 250m.  I knew I was down and just gave it everything to try and make up ground in the second half! - I couldn't quite believe it when I crossed the line and realised I'd finished 2nd! very very happy with that!  my second Olympic final! yippeee!

I have a day to recover tomorrow and then the final on Saturday at 4.20pm local time which is 9.20am UK time.  Thanks for all the messages of support it is great to know that there is so many people cheering from back home.

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