Here at Quest PR we’ve caught Olympic fever – and the storming successes of our home county have us cheering very loudly.
Everyone is praising the fantastic successes – Leeds radio journalist Jonathan Buchan tweeted on Saturday: “If #Yorkshire was a country it would currently be 11th in the medal table above the likes of Japan, South Africa and Australia! #teamgb”.
And it certainly isn’t over yet. Today, Leeds brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee won gold and bronze respectively in the men’s triathlon in Hyde Park – taking Yorkshire up to 10th on the medal table.
Bradley Wiggins’ win at the Tour de France has even given momentum to Welcome to Yorkshire’s Back le Bid campaign, which aims to secure Yorkshire the privilege of hosting the opening straight of the 2016 cycling event.
French president François Hollande and Team GB cyclist Mark Cavendish have also pledged their support. Mark Cavendish said: “My Mum is from Yorkshire so I’m proud to be backing the Yorkshire 2016 bid! The county would provide a stunning backdrop to the Tour as well as a real test for the competitors, I have fond memories of holidaying in Yorkshire, a lot of my family still live there and it would be fantastic if the world’s greatest cycle race could come to Yorkshire, I’m sure it would host a stunning Grand Départ.”
This summer of sport will no doubt leave its mark on our county, inspiring young people throughout the area to take up a sport in the hope of one day emulating the athletes competing in London.
Our athletes are competing for Great Britain, and are doing the nation proud as they excel on this prestigious international stage, but it’s the fact that so many of them come from Yorkshire that makes the success that little bit sweeter.
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