Team GB almost became Olympic champions in the men’s event, but still won Britain’s first medal at the Olympics after losing to Sweden
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The Team GB The quartet led by Bruce Mouat was forced to settle the dispute in the title match, after suffering a narrow 5-4 defeat at the hands of Sweden.
It means British athletes can finally celebrate medals at this Beijing Olympics, after seeing some medal hopes in other sports come to light in two years. last week.
But for those benders, the overwhelming emotion right after the game was disappointment.
“A little more [disappointed]. It’s been a great week for us – we played really well throughout the tournament and hope to get that performance today,” Mouat said. Eurosport.
“It was really close but we gave them too much of a head start, I think.
“We’ve been preparing for this for about five years we’ve been together, and this is where we were hoping for that win. We’re very disappointed.
“In the last half we had control, more than I expected, but we gave them too much of a start and he had to try to fight back.
“We worked really hard for the two of us [end] 10 and it doesn’t emit. “
Even as Mouat and teammates Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie and Hammy McMillan lined up to receive their medals and bouquets, their small smiles barely concealed the regret they both clearly felt.
“I was hoping through skateboarding, I could have this opportunity, be able to share it with others and hug your teammates, congratulate each other and have those memories,” gold medalist Summer Olympics long jump said.
“What people always forget about the Olympic Games – we just watched it through the eyes of the camera, and they lived it. They saw it completely differently than anyone else in the world.
“All four of them can talk about those incredible moments, and it’s so special.
“Now that we’re starting to see smiles, it’s an incredible thing. I promise people they won’t take this lightly – they consider it one of the biggest awards in the sports world. sports.
“As time goes on, they’ll realize how great this is and they’ll beam from ear to ear.”
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