Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics
This is certainly the greatest Games for Britain in more than a century, and realistically the greatest ever. The British were more ___SUCCESSFUL___ only once in 1908, in London, when a third of all the competitors were from the UK. Gold medals came from 13 different sports as several made ___IMPRESSIVE___ breakthroughs, including in canoe slalom, road cycling, triathlon and taekwondo. ___SWIMMERS___, however, brought no gold medals in the Aquatics Centre. They won just one silver and two bronze medals and a review was launched into their ___TRAINING___.
Optimists may also conclude from London 2012 that the British team came within a whisker of at least five or six more Olympic titles. However, nobody can ___SERIOUSLY___ suggest second place for the UK at the next Olympics. If funding levels are maintained and progress continues for the next four years, the defense of third place could be a realistic ___EXPECTATION___.