The day was finally here, the start of the London 2012 Olympics. Both Jess and Sam had been friends since being little, training together almost every day, but friendship had been put aside for this day.
They each arrived at opposing lanes. They gave each other an encouraging nod for good luck. Sam’s nerves began to get the better of her, why did Jess seem so cool and calm, knowing the amount of pressure that was on them both?
“Set”- off went the gun! Jess and Sam were already ahead of the rest over the first 20 metres, then 60, 100, now they were into the home straight. From nowhere Sam overtakes Jess and hits the tape first. Sam held gold as Jess kissed silver. Team GB first and second on the opening day of the Olympics. The British flag was raised high as the national anthem was played.