London 2012

Will's Olympics

My Olympics

Ahead of London 2012 we asked a range of personalities to let us know what the Olympics means to them. Will Greenwood knows all about sporting glory having won the rugby World Cup with England in 2003, here he remembers the Olympic greats and why he would be the worst decathlete ever!

What are your favourite memories of the Olympics?

Watching the rivalry of Coe and Ovett, Pietro Mennea in Moscow running 19.78 in the 200m and Alan Wells picking up 100m gold. Daley Thompson standing head and shoulders above his rivals. Then there was Edwin Moses taking 13 strides between each hurdle. Then in 1984 it's all about Carl Lewis. Steve Redgrave appears and the rowers start kicking off, then Kelly Holmes explodes on the scene and Michael Phelps smashes everyone in the pool - I could go on and on!

Who would you class as the greatest Olympian of all time?

Redgrave has to be up there for me. As a child I loved Daley Thompson and Carl Lewis. They are the ones who really wowed me as a kid. I cannot remember the likes of Emil Zátopek - everyone talks about him but it is Thompson and Daley for me.

What events are you most looking forward too?

The 100m final - I will be glued to my TV screen to watch this. I will also be watching competitive Brits - Dai Greene, Rebecca Adlington, Jessica Ennis. I'll be watching the cycling and the tennis too. If snail racing was an Olympic sport then I would watch it!

How do you think Team GB will fare?

Well with Clive Woodward in charge we will get our greatest medal haul ever! I think we will do well - it's going to be tough though!

What sport would you like to see added to the Olympics?

It is great to see 7's rugby added to 2016. Maybe darts? Is darts a sport? Squash should definitely be included.

If you were to enter the Olympics again, which event would you choose and why (you can't pick rugby)?

Decathlon. I would be rubbish at it but I would like to give it a go. At Athletics I was the weediest sprinter, the weediest bench presser and the slowest runner ever to play international rugby. Ben Cohen - he would have done well at the Decathlon, he is strong, quick and very agile. I would have been useless though!

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