Update with Final Yorkshire Medals Table – Sunday 12th August
Well the final results of all the Olympic events are in and the Yorkshire Olympians have done very well indeed with a total of 11 medals comprising a magnificent 7 gold medals, 2 silver and 2 bronze. Australia managed to creep above Yorkshire however, with more silver medals, but Yorkshire as a county still fared better than many a proud sporting nation including sprint champions Jamaica, Spain, Brazil, South Africa and well, 67 other Nations. So well done to Luke Campbell, Nicola Adams, Lizzie Armistead, Jonathan and Alastair Brownlee, Ed Clancy, Kath Copeland, Jessica Ennis, Tom Ransley, Andrew Triggs-Hodge and Nicola Wilson. Yorkshire heroes every one of them.
The main effect of treating Yorkshire as a separate entity however, is to move the Rest of Great Britain down from 3rd position in the medals table, to fourth behind the Russian Federation.
Of course there is always another way of looking at it, so here is the Final Olympics Medal Table also without a unified GB team, but rather than seperating out constituents, the entire EU is presented as one entry, which makes the European Union the winner of the 2012 Olympic Games with 92 gold, 104 silver, 110 bronze medals making a total of 306 medals in all, way above both the United States and China.
– end of update for final Yorkshire medals table
update from Saturday 11th:
7 Gold medals for Yorkshire
Luke Campbell’s victory in the boxing final brings the grand total of Yorkshire gold medals to a magnificent SEVEN. With two silver medals, this leaves Yorkshire in 11th position after Italy and Australia who have 6 and 16 silver medals respectively, and are both also on 7 golds.
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Original post from 5th August plus the full list of Yorkshire Olympians now follows:
Team GB are doing great of course, nothing should detract from that but it’s very interesting indeed to take a look at Yorkshire’s position in the Olympic Medal Table this morning, Sunday 5th August 2012, nearly half way through the London 2012 Olympic Games.
updated 7/8/2012 below:
The position of Yorkshire updated for the start of Tuesday 7th August is now a very respectable 10th in the overal Olympics Medals Tabel with 4 Golds, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze making 10 medals altogether and high hopes of more to come as the Yorkshire boxers and cyclists go into the finals today with high hopes of improving the position.
Doctors have identified a new malady dubbed ‘Australian Thumb’ thought to be caused by repeatedly scrolling down to see the country’s tally in the medals table.
end of update
What a day we had yesterday, Olympic Super Saturday when Jessica Ennis – the face of London 2012 – won the Women’s Heptathlon Gold for Yorkshire!
Then there’s Ed Clancy cycling for an individual Yorkshire Gold in the first Omnium competition where he is currently placed in a good position at 4th, after having helped the Yorkshire men’s cycling team to win several medals already. He already won a Gold medal as a team member in the 4kilometre
Nicola Wilson from Northallerton, Yorkshire has already returned home with her silver medal won with her horse Opposition Buzz in the team eventing at the Olympic equestrian competition.
It all totals up to a magnificent placement of Yorkshire standing at 7th in the Olympic medal table, no mean achievement as stated by Nasser Hussein in the cricket commentary earlier.
Here’s the full list of Yorkshire Olympians competing at London 2012:
Name Event Yorkshire Provenance Medals
NICOLA ADAMS Boxing Leeds GOLD
First ever women’s boxing Olympic gold medalist, Nicola attributes the success of Yorkshire in the olympics to the puddings.
LIZZIE ARMITSTEAD Road Cycling, Otley SILVER
women’s road race
SARAH BARROW Diving, Leeds
ALICIA BLAGG Synchronised Diving Wakefield
RACHEL BRAGG Volleyball, York
ALISTAIR BROWNLEE Triathlon, Leeds GOLD
JONATHAN BROWNLEE Triathlon, Leeds BRONZE
RICHARD BUCK 4x400m Relay born York
LUKE CAMPBELL Boxing, Hull GOLD!!!
EDWARD CLANCY Cycling Track, Huddersfield born GOLD + BRONZE
cycling’s men’s team pursuit + Omnium
KATHERINE COPELAND Rowing, Stokesley GOLD
women’s lightweight double sculls
PAUL DRINKHALL Table Tennis, Loftus, Cleveland
JESSICA ENNIS Athletics, Sheffield GOLD
ELEANOR FAULKNER Swimming, Sheffield
DEBBIE FLOOD Rowing, Harrogate born
REBECCA GALLANTREE Diving, City of Leeds Club
PAUL GOODISON Sailing, Rotherham born
JOANNE JACKSON Swimming, Northallerton born
JACK LAUGHER Diving, Ripon
FRAN LEIGHTON Water Polo Rotherham
BARRY MIDDLETON Hocky Captain Doncaster
AMY OLIVER Archery, Mexborough
KIERAN O’MALLEY Volleyball Halifax
JOANNA PARKER Table Tennis, Rotherham
BEN PIPES Volleyball, Hull
TOM RANSLEY Rowing, York City Rowing Club BRONZE
NICK ROBINSON-BAKER Diving, Sheffield
JOSEPH ROEBUCK Swimming, Rotherham born
HUSAYN ROSOWSKY Fencing, Sheffield born
ADAM SCHOLEFIELD Water Polo Leeds
ELIZABETH SIMMONDS Swimming, Beverley born
HANNAH STARLING Diving, Leeds
SARAH STEVENSON Taekwondo, Doncaster born
CHRIS TOMLINSON Athletics, Middlesbrough
ANDREW TRIGGS-HODGE Rowing Hebden GOLD
REBECCA TURNER Swimming, Rotherham
MATTHEW WELLS Rowing, Bradford born
JOHN WHITTAKER horse jumping Huddersfield
AIMEE WILLMOTT Swimming, Middlesborough born
ALASTAIR WILSON Hockey Sheffield
NICOLA WILSON Equestrian Eventing, Northallerton SILVER
Yorkshire Gold, Silver and Bronze medals results have been added as they occur, with the event details for each Yorkshire athlete competitor.
Oh, and by the way – The Olympic Cauldron was built in Tockwith, North Yorkshire all 16 tons and 204 copper petals of it, one for each of the other countries taking part in the London 2012 Olympic Games.