Monday, 29 June 2009

A Hero Made Of Gold, Not Plastic!

It has been announced that Britain's oldest Olympian Godfrey Rampling, who won medals at the 1932 and 1936 Games in Los Angeles and Berlin, has died at the age of 100.
Godfrey was the father of actress Charlotte Rampling.

A 400m runner, he was a member of the Great Britain 4x400m relay teams which won silver in 1932 and gold in 1936.
In the 1932 Los Angeles Games, he anchored the 4x400m relay team to silver behind the US.

Four years later, in the notorious Berlin Games, he ran a superb second leg alongside team-mates Fred Wolff, Bill Roberts and Arthur Brown to overtake his American rivals and help secure gold for his team.

Godfrey narrowly missed out on individual medals at both Games, but won gold in the 440 yards at the British Empire Games in 1934.

Mr Rampling served 29 years in the Royal Artillery before retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1958.

Will Sky News and the dailies be giving this story 24/7 coverage on a par with an inconsequential pop singer?

Silly me, of course not, we’re not interested in real people!

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