The crowd at The Mall in London cheered appreciately when Lesotho’s Tsepo Ramonene crossed the finishing line in the men’s marathon on Sunday.
The reception was such a warm one that some might have mistaken him as the winner. Ramonene, however, had come in last with a time of 2 hours, 55 minutes and 54 seconds. But the British crowd didn’t care.
The weather here throughout the two weeks of the 2012 Olympics Games regularly ranged from hot to cold, but the excitement, energy and warmth displayed by the Brits for all competitors, regardless of country, sport, creed, colour, or final positions, has truly been inspirational.
If the Brits, so well-known for their reserve, can let loose and create such a unique atmosphere to help make the Games such a memorable event, surely Singaporeans can.