As the Tokyo 2020 Olympics came to a close, Bath MP Wera Hobhouse reflected on some of the highlights of the Games.
Wera Hobhouse said:
“The people of Japan and the city of Tokyo did an incredible job hosting the Games in these most challenging of circumstances. It has been uplifting to see our athletes do so well, especially after Covid caused so much disruption to their training. This is the beauty of the Olympics – they bring such joy and pride to those of us cheering TeamGB and Team Bath along from home.
“Not only is it about the highest possible level of sport, our athletes have inspired us through their perseverance, from Tom Daley to Bethany Shriever. And it has been so positive to see mental health take a spotlight at this year's Games.
“There is something for everyone to enjoy! I've loved watching men and women compete together in the mixed swimming relay, the bravery of the competitors in the women's BMX, and hearing from Max Whitlock's family – especially his gorgeous two-year-old – after his historic win.
“And of course, the TeamBath athletes couldn't have made our city any prouder – bringing home ten medals, including nine golds!
“Soon it will be the Paralympians' turn. Along with B&NES Council Leader Cllr Kevin Guy, I look forward to showing our local sportspeople our appreciation with a Covid-secure heroes’ welcome.”
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