In one unforgettable night for a nation, the Olympic Games and host Britain were the best they can be.
Three British athletes winning three gold medals in Olympic Stadium in a delirious 44-minute spell produced the signature moment of the London Games. Barring catastrophe in the final week, this Saturday night of fever and fervor made sure the London Olympics will be remembered as a roaring success.
It was a night when the prefix “Great” before “Britain” suddenly seemed to make a lot more sense.
It ended, so appropriately, with the massive crowd in the 80,000-seat stadium awash in the colors of the Union Jack’s red, white and blue suddenly joining in an impromptu rendition of the Beatles’ All you need is love which was playing on the PA system.
The best Olympics need moments like these.
With inputs from AP