For us in the crowd watching, the Olympic Modern Pentathlon event was a fantastic spectacle. So what did the Pentathletes think about competing in front of 25,000 people at Greenwich Park, and living in the athletes village? Over the next week we hear from the World’s best Pentathletes on their Olympic experience:
Melanie McCann (CAN)
The Olympic Games were so incredible! The experience was like none other in sport I have ever had. The Olympic village was like living in this whole other world full of just athletes where we train, stroll to the dining center to eat together and sleep (or party like many of my teammates that were finished).
The competition itself reminded me of my first international pentathlon. It was exhilarating walking into all the stadiums packed with fans and family. The atmosphere was so positive and you could just feed off the vibes. I loved when my supporters would cheer along with me after my fencing victories or how 25 000 people were silent right after the bell went in the riding event.
I'm sure the whole of the Olympics hasn't even sunken in yet, but I do know that I am overflowing with Canadian pride!!
Samantha Murray (GBR)
An unforgettable experience to be amongst the worlds best athletes in such an amazing venue. Competing in front of a crowd who were all behind me was a total dream. Everytime I think about sunday, my heart skips a beat and my eyes well up. I wish I could thank every single person in greenwich that day and all the people watching at home supporting me. I'm so proud to be british and to have given something back to all those who have stuck by me. Dreams really do come true.