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Jonathan Ntutu

Jonathan Ntutu ran for South Africa in the final of the Men's 100m - T13 at the Paralympic Games - London 2012. He won a Bronze medal and celebrated with a lap of honour around the Stadium to the acclaim of 80000 people. He symbolises all the good things about London 2012 - he couldn't have been happier with his Bronze medal he enjoyed his moment in the spotlight. He was proud of his achievement.

 

I'm also proud. Proud of London and Britain - all the Olympians and Paralympians the officials Gamesmakers volunteers security and armed forces - everyone who made London 2012 such a great success.

 

Many people have admitted they were cynical about the Olympics and I am pleased that they were won over by the great success of the summer.

 

But I'm proud to say that I wasn't one of them.I was never a cynic - I always believed - I always had faith - I wanted the Olympics in my city. I was in Trafalgar square when the announcement was made that London was the Host City - I volunteered I bought tickets and I attended the free events. I never doubted that London would be a great games and i am not surprised that Britain and London showed our love for sport and our ability to perform on the World stage.

 

So like Jonathan I am going to do a lap of honour, wrap myself in the flag and enjoy the success.

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Taken on September 1, 2012