Great Britain’s Olympians once again exceeded their weight

Knockout GB

WE couldn’t be prouder of our Olympians.

They were knockout, and it was fitting that Lauren Price’s boxing masterclass won Team GB’s last gold medal at the Tokyo Games.

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Lauren Price won Team GB’s last gold medal at the Tokyo GamesCredit: AP

Britain has once again struck above its weight.

Our fourth place on the medal table is all the more astonishing when you consider the comparative populations of the United States, China and Japan.

It’s really fighting against all odds.

There is something truly remarkable about the British sportsmanship.

INCREDIBLE DEDICATION

Behind every medal hides a story of incredible dedication, countless hours of training, Herculean determination and absolute courage to overcome any obstacle, including sometimes fatal injuries.

As Boris Johnson said, they showed the best of this country. We salute them all.

And if you think they’re inspiring, wait and see our Paralympians.

Fright invoices

TOO many struggling families and takeovers are penalized by overvalued default tariffs for staying loyal to their greedy energy supplier.

Many face a double whammy in October when universal credit is cut and their fuel bills rise by £ 139 into the energy price cap that was supposed to protect them.

It’s not fair that only internet connoisseurs can keep the heat on by switching to more affordable energy.

Ministers must urgently present plans to automatically switch consumers to the cheapest tariffs in order to keep energy bills as low as possible.

Open united

THE refusal of universities to resume full face-to-face teaching in the fall will infuriate parents and young people.

Thousands of students who are discovering their A-level grades this week, after overcoming an unprecedented disruption in their learning, deserve better than to come away with “uni online”.

It is absurd that students can go to football matches, nightclubs and the cinema but not to amphitheatres.

It looks like another industry hooked on Covid measures, long after the justification, simply because it suits them.

alpaca apologies

ENVIRONMENT Secretary George Eustice’s stubbornness in refusing a stay of execution for Geronimo the alpaca looks bovine.

If Geronimo has tuberculosis, which now seems doubtful, what is the possible reason for not retesting him before carrying out the death penalty?

Or does Mr. Eustice not trust the tests?

Dominant Lauren Price wins boxing gold for Team GB with flawless performance on final day of Tokyo Olympics

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