PICK: TRINIDAD & TOBAGO JAVELIN THROWER, KESHORN WALCOTT
Throughout their proud Olympic history, the little West Indian nation of Trinidad & Tobago have deified their track athletes, most notably Montreal 100m king and sole gold medallist, Hasely Crawford. Today, they have a second icon to worship. And, both the man and the event couldn’t be more unlikely. Nineteen year old, Keshorn Walcott, won the 2012 Olympic javelin competition with a throw of 84.58m, securing a crown that had only once been won by a non-European, let alone a son of the country responsible for the Caribbean’s ultimate street festival. The WCD thinks there may be a new celebration in the works.
FLICK: PIERS MORGAN, PROFESSIONAL TOSSER
Okay, Piers Morgan’s business card probably has ‘Blowhard’ under ‘Occupation’, but we thought even a nob of his exceptional caliber might’ve gagged his bangers n’ mash-hole to enjoy the overwhelming sense of pride and optimism consuming the Old Dart. We were wrong. He went after one of Team GB’s untouchables - Bradley Wiggins, or ‘Wiggo’ to his 100 million British mates - suggesting he ought to have spent his time learning the words to ‘God Save The Queen’ rather than training and racing and winning and, you know, giving talentless talking heads like Piers something to live for. Never mind. The direct response to Morgan’s tweet, although not provided by the great man himself, was as golden as anything in Wiggo’s medal collection.