A shower of total bastards on this:Mo's giant strides from war zone into the hearts of the nation: The uplifting story of a champion who succeeded against the odds
I don't know if this character is entitled to be called British or not. However, I think him and his family acted in a truly arrogant and disrespectful way on Saturday night. Family members are NOT allowed on to the track - I haven't seen anyone else do it.
- Julian Whip-Nutkins, Bucks, UK, 6/8/2012 7:19
Well as far as I'm concerned we have many more home grown Olympians who are at least as worthy or if not more so!! He's one of many, so let's stop raving over this one.
- Sarah, Somerset, 6/8/2012 7:01
Just out of interest - and I don't want to be a party pooper here - but there's no mention of a job anywhere in the article at all. Where did the money come from? Who pays for his training, both now in the States and in the early years? It would make for a more balanced story if we knew how he supported himself, otherwise the assumption is that it's the state, the tax payers, who have supported him since he came here. And that would take the gloss off things.
- Twenty20, Somewhere in the UK, 6/8/2012 8:18
I also wonder if "this character" below has seen any international football in the last half-century:
He could of course have run for Somalia, which should be the only correct country for him. The same rules as for football should be applied. You run for the country you were born in. Why on earth was her running for Britain as he only lived here. Not taken away the fact that the medal was deserved.
- Pete, London, 6/8/2012 8:45