Ones to Watch in London
30 May, 2012
A question I often get asked is do I ever get to see any of the
Olympic events myself!
In Beijing I certainly didn't get to see much, before my events
obviously I was very focussed and so the only thing on my mind was
swimming, and then after my events - because I'd won - I had so
many interviews and meetings to go to I simply didn't have the
chance!! I did manage to see my friends Keri-anne Payne and David
Davies swim, but other than that I didn't get a minute.
I don't know what it will be like this year - but if I could
choose I would go to support the guys I have met over the years
through being part of Team GB. Sir Chris Hoy and I share the same
management team, so I have got to know him quite well and I'd love
to be in the velodrome to watch his races. Obviously, my best mate
Keri-anne Payne - I'd love to watch her race. And then I have met
Jess Ennis a few times and would love to see her in the
In a parallel universe, if I wasn't an Olympic athlete, I could
spend hours watching the Olympics as I'm such a huge fan! I'd love
to see some of the weird and wonderful events, and just see some of
the amazing venues around London where they'll be taking place.