Tonight two young British girls delivered the ultimate accolade for Team GB. They both won gold medals in fighting sports which have previously been denigrated by people like me! I hated the very idea of female combat sport but I am afraid I do have to accept it.
I must also remember that there was a time when the 'ladies' were not allowed to run above 800 metres at the Olympic Games. Today two girls, both of them who have charming and engaging personalities have broken down barriers.
I woke up this morning annoyed at the accolades delivered by the BBC on 29 year old Nicola Adams who, because she was small, black and female she suited their diversity campaign. I remember thinking that Hazel Irvine would probably get an extension on her contract every time she mentioned Nicola's name.
Then along came Jade Jones| How many of us had heard of Taekwondo before these Games? How many of us had heard of Jade Jones? Both of these girls have beaten the world in combat sports. Both girls should be treated with equal prominence. I await with alacrity how the agenda driven BBC will treat both gold medallists but we all know who will receive the most publicity.
Jade Jones will not meet the criteria of the multicultural, multiethnical state sponsored scheme because she is a normal girl from a normal family who have supported her through thick and thin. That also applies to Nicola and both girls have performed at the highest level and gained gold medals. I want equal opportunity!
Already BBC Newsnight are lauding Nicola Adams and not a mention of Jade Jones!! I knew it! They are already lining up Nicola Adams as a downtrodden heroine so that their programme can proceed. Poor old Jade has rather upset their agenda because she too won and yet her family has had no more adversity than Nicola's family.
What a shame that nobody is even debating these issues! We just accept them and then and pay our license fee.