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Laura Trott

The London Olympics gave us heroes too numerous to mention, and not just the medallists. But some stood out as particularly special Laura Trott certainly one. For a start she looks at first glance less like an athlete slender, quite short than so many competitors; so very young too, and decidedly girl-next-door pretty; and there is the fact that she began her sporting career to overcome that contemporary plague, asthma, and that she was born with a collapsed lung. But the endurance and grim determination needed to win the multi-race Omnium event so soon after taking team pursuit gold prove beyond all doubt that she has athletic grit and to spare. One generation of British cyclists is bowing out: the bad news for the French is that Trott is leading another to propel yet more magic wheels.

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I used to be indecisive but now I am not quite sure. - Tommy Cooper
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The assassination of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray - 1570, The Royal Exchange opens in London. - 1571, Battle of Rorkes Drift - 1879, The Tottenham Outrage - 1909, First Labour Government - 1924
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