A FISHTOFT man got to experience the Olympic gold rush of what is being described as ‘Super Saturday’ at the London Olympics.
Robin Harrison, of Ward Crescent, was in the crowd at the 80,000 capacity stadium to see Olympic history being made, with Team GB scooping a total of six gold medals on the day – three in athletics.
“It felt like we had won golden tickets and then we struck gold with three gold medals in an hour,” said Robin, 60.
“It was an absolute dream come true and I felt emotional all night. The atmosphere in the stadium was electric and there was a terrific, booming noise when Mo Farah was nearing the finish line in the 10,000 metre event.”
Robin went to the Games with four family members who live in Norfolk and London after his sister ordered tickets online and was lucky enough to get five.
“When my sister said she had gone for stadium tickets for Saturday I thought ‘no chance’,” he added.
Robin and family got to see Jess Ennis win the 800m to claim gold in the heptathlon.
He said: “We enjoyed seeing Greg Rutherford scoop gold in the long jump as he was nearly straight in front of where we were sitting.
“Nobody will ever see anything quite like that ever again.”
Seeing the Team GB win gold in the 10,000m was extra special for Robin, as his late uncle Ernie Harrison qualified to compete in the same event at the 1948 London Olympics, but was sadly injured the week before and had to pull out.