Our man at the Olympics – Dronfield’s Charlie Last

Pictured is the London 2012 Olympic Torch.
Pictured is the London 2012 Olympic Torch.

DRONFIELD’S Olympic volunteer Charlie Last has sent in his latest report from the London Games.

He told the Derbyshire Times: “Whilst I have an interest in most sports, my favourites are football and road cycling, so I’ve had plenty of interest in this first week at the Olympics.

“What a year for Bradley Wiggins - Tour de France winner, gold medalist in the Olympic cycling time trial and now Great Britain’s most sucessful Olympian with seven medals, overtaking the legendary rower Steve Redgrave.

“Continuing on the cycling theme, I may be related to a true Olympian - GB’s mountain biker, Annie Last, from Nottingham, has the same (unusual) surname as me.

“I was disappointed in the mens’ football early performances, but they’ve ground out results and look to be getting better as they progress to the quarter final.

“What a difference in the womens’ competition. Largely unknown and unfancied, the Team GB ladies played some great football and got excellent results, so I was very surprised at their exit at the quarter final stage to Canada.”