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Laura Trott

The London Olympics gave us heroes too numerous to mention, and not just the medallists. But some stood out as particularly special Laura Trott certainly one. For a start she looks at first glance less like an athlete slender, quite short than so many competitors; so very young too, and decidedly girl-next-door pretty; and there is the fact that she began her sporting career to overcome that contemporary plague, asthma, and that she was born with a collapsed lung. But the endurance and grim determination needed to win the multi-race Omnium event so soon after taking team pursuit gold prove beyond all doubt that she has athletic grit and to spare. One generation of British cyclists is bowing out: the bad news for the French is that Trott is leading another to propel yet more magic wheels.

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