Weekly News gets Burnham torchbearers' views on Olympic Games (From Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News)
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Weekly News gets Burnham torchbearers' views on Olympic Games
7:20am Friday 10th August 2012 in Burnham
THE Weekly News spoke to some of Burnham’s Olympic torchbearers to find out what they are making of the greatest sporting show on Earth.
Arthur Gilbert, a 91-year-old triathlete who carried the torch through Dunster in May, admits: “The washing up hasn’t got done since the Games started and neither has the housework!”
He added: “I’ve seen a lot of the Games so far. It’s wonderful for the country. It’s nice to see the world coming together.”
Katrina Doyle, 13, from Burnham, who also carried the torch through Dunster, said: “I’ve been watching lots of the sports and I loved the opening ceremony.
“When I saw some of the torchbearers running around, it just reminded me of the day I carried the torch. Every time I see something like that, it brings a smile to my face.”
Jason Vickers, who carried the flame through Glastonbury, is a member of Burnham Harriers running club. He said: “It was great to see Mo Farah win the 10,000 metres. I met him a few years ago in Newcastle and had my picture taken with him. He’s a class act.”
Steve Short, Commodore with Burnham Sailing Club, was among those who enjoyed watching Britain’s Ben Ainslie become the most successful Olympic sailor of all time by claiming his fourth gold medal at Weymouth on Sunday. He said: “I congratulate all our Olympians for achieving these successes.”