We got more medals than the Aussies. Only one more, so no recipe for complacency but we got more. We dreamed we might and we did.
One Aussie newspaper response is to suggest that the Poms are only any good at sports where you sit down or lie down. It's a good gag, swimming, rowing and cycling being notorious for the lack of effort involved, but forgive me. I only just noticed. You only have to come second once and you know what? You turn into a winging Aussie. Now I'm afraid that is our national sport. No way will they take that crown. They'll have to lose far more convincingly first.