“If you have a goal, if there’s anything you want to achieve in life, don’t let anybody get in your way. You can do it”

Samantha Murray, after winning the final silver of London 2012, left us with the perfect closing message, capturing the spirit of the Games to a tee.

 


Great Britain’s greatest Olympics for more than a hundred years ended this evening with the women’s modern pentathlon – and one final medal for Team GB, a silver, taking our tally to 65: 29 golds, 17 silvers and 19 bronzes.

Samantha Murray, after winning that final silver of London 2012, left us with the perfect closing message, capturing the spirit of the Games to a tee:

“I had a lot to make up on the run, I needed that. I’ve made a few mistakes today which set me back but I came through in the end. I’m just so pleased, my legs kept running for me. Up the hills was so steep and I just kept working hard.

Four years ago I was doing my A-levels at school, I’d started pentathlon but I was by no means performing on an international level.

“Since then I’ve come through the ranks, won some medals along the way and made it to the Olympic Games.

“Honestly, if you have a goal – if there’s anything you want to achieve in life – don’t let anybody get in your way. You can do it. If I can do it, and I’m a normal girl, anyone can do what they want to do.”

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9 Responses to ““If you have a goal, if there’s anything you want to achieve in life, don’t let anybody get in your way. You can do it””

  1. gordon brown

    i want to be a spaceman

  2. Celia

    Isn’t it time we were truthful with our kids? The fact is most of them won’t get to do what they want because there are no jobs for them. Most of them will end up in low paid, boring, dead-end jobs working for slave wages unable to aspire to anything because of the stupidity of successive governments and the greed and corruption endemic in the political system.

  3. stv

    There are millions of satisfying jobs out there. If you end up in a shit one its probably because of your parents. I grew up in a working class household, comprehensive, first to University etc and now I have a job I love (scientist).

  4. treborc

    What a stupid thing to say, dear god your a scientist god help us….

  5. gordon brown

    you’re not your

    haven’t you got a job yet? still hanging around this blog talking to yourself?

  6. treborc

    better to be poor at spelling then a pratt in life and your a pratt mate

  7. treborc

    Come off the drugs you may find your already on another planet

  8. gordon brown

    better to be good at spelling and have a useful and satisfying job, Rob.

  9. gordon brown

    “you’re” as in “you are”.

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