On paper, Caroline Buchanan went into her debut Olympics in London poised for victory. She was ranked No. 1, came first in her semi-final and had first pick on the lane draw which, theoretically, would deliver her the gold. Except, the final didn’t go to plan.
“Nerves started to get the better of me and I became distracted by the crowd — the royal family was there and even David Beckham!” she says. “I also made a bad lane decision and stood up too early on the start gate, so my whole routine went out the window.” …Read the rest here