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Team GB: All Winners; A tribute Through Haiku Poems

Updated on September 28, 2018
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Jo has been an ITU nurse at the London North West NHS Trust for 14 years. She obtained her RN at University College London Hospital.

Nigel goes to Rio, Good Luck Team GB 2016

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Nigel goes to Rio with Team GB

During the London Olympic, 2012, we cheered for Nigel and Team GB, and they made us proud. Once again my fast cousin Nigel Smoothy Levine has joined the Great Britain Athletics squad in Brazil to do what they do best, and that is to win medals.

Nigel broke into the Athletics scene in 2005. In his first full season he recording a time of 46.31s at the European Junior Championships. The Smooth Operator collected his first International medal in 2008 when he took silver at the World Junior Championships in the 4x400m relay. In 2009, our boy won silver at the European Indoor Championships.

Nigel continued to work hard, and his efforts resulted in a cache of medals, soon; he was rewarded with a place on the GB Athletics team in London 2012. Four years later, and this talented athlete has gone from strength to strength as he joined Team GB in his second Olympic Games in Rio 2016.

Nige, everyone here is rooting for you. Good luck cos, you've already done us proud.

For more details of Nigel's achievements go to www.nuff-respect.co.uk

London Calling, Go Nigel!

London 2012, the time has come, the games have begun.

They come in droves, hearts full of hope, dreaming of gold, silver, and bronze.

Many young competitors arrived at their first Olympic Games with eyes open wide in response to 'London Calling.' The hard work has paid off; London's the place to shine and see their names emblazed in lights. Olympians who have come before, remember the glory days, don't be surprised if a tear or two escape from their eyes as they dream of one more ride on this merry-go-round.

In honour of this memorable event, I have written a set of haiku poems as a tribute to all those who are taking part in the London 2012 Olympic games. I hope many dreams will come true, especially for team GB. But particularly, for my young cousin Nigel Levine. Nigel was chosen to represent his country as a member of this select group of Britons, and I hope all his hard work and perseverance will earn a medal or two.
Nigel, have already made us proud, and we will all be cheering for him on Saturday.

Nigel's sport is athletics, the men's 400m and the men's 4x 400m Relay. 2,000 athletes are competing in 47 events; athletics is the largest single sport at the Olympics.

Haiku Poems; A Tribute To Nigel Levine and Team GB

London twenty twelve
Nation shows Jubilation
Hail; Olympians

Caribbean son
British hope, a shining light
A promising force


Heart of a lion
Moving like a hurricane
Hard work paying off



Moving like Lightning
Fueled by adrenaline rush
Spirit of Nature



His mother's bright eyes

His father's generous smile

A blazing arrow



The whole world watches
Go Team Britain, make us proud
Country holds its breath




Nigel love the fast lane
Nigel love the fast lane | Source

An Update

Just a few words to announce that my FAST cousin Nigel Levine has run his qualifying round this morning Saturday 04/08/2012. Nigel clocked up a time of 45.58s finishing third to secure his place in the semi-final in the 400m.

For the folks from the Caribbean who do not recognise this talented young man, Nigel is the son of Margaret Alexis (Ancilla) and Godfrey Levine from Bedford England.

Go Nigel!! Go Team GB

Jessica Ennis rocked London tonight when she won the Olympic heptathlon after an incredible run in the 800m. Before we could catch our collective breaths, Greg Rutherford took Gold in the long jump, And the magic just keeps coming. Mo Farah made the 10K and the roof of the stadium almost blew off.

Simply Blooming awesome.

These youngsters are helping to put the GREAT back in Britain, and they're doing it with such style! Go Team Britain, shine your light.


Jessica Ennis takes gold for Britain
Jessica Ennis takes gold for Britain | Source
Greg Rutherford take Olympic gold in the long jump
Greg Rutherford take Olympic gold in the long jump | Source
And there's Mo; Mo Farah take the gold in the 10k
And there's Mo; Mo Farah take the gold in the 10k | Source
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May the best man win
May the best man win | Source

Congrats from one Nigel to Another, Februry 2016

Nigel won six consecutive indoor title.
Nigel won six consecutive indoor title. | Source

Smoothy Levine Wow His Young Fans

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Thank you Unknown.

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      Not Found 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Jo, one of the best tribute!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Faith, always good to see you, many thanks for the lovely compliment. Best wishes.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Lesley, thanks for the visit and comment.Team GB seem to be doing well, we were given one ticket for this evenings athletics but unfortunately, we are unable to purchase another, we are still trying, fingers cross.

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      A fantastic tribute - we're enjoying every minute of the Olympics so far!

      Thank you for sharing and voting up!

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Fantastic tribute, and the Haikus are perfect. Love the Olympics. Very interesting and well done! In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Max, I'm so glad you liked it, we've got to show some support for our guys and girls, they're all awesome.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Mhatter, I don't know about that, but I'm still blushing under my tan, so many thanks for the lovely compliment.

      My best to you.

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      BeyondMax 

      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Jo, this is so awesome! Love your tribute, it's so passionate and fiery! That's the spirit! =)

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      good job on this. you take the gold.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Whonunuwho, thank you very much for the visit and comment, much appreciated.

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      whonunuwho 

      6 years ago from United States

      I enjoyed your work and tribute to the 2012 Olympics, the great competitors in it. Thanks for sharing this wonderful writing.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Frank, thanks for stopping by.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Thank you Billy, much appreciated.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      tobusiness great tribute :) that's it..:) LOL

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A wonderful tribute, beautifully stated by you. Love the Olympics and love your haikus!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Mesha, thank you very much for stopping by and for the lovely compliment. My best wishes to you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Thank you Jamie, I'll check it out, although I'm not one for entering contests, I guess I should start thinking about it.

      Glad you liked this.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

      I have been waiting for some good poems on the Olympics. These are really good, thank you for sharing. NPR.com has had an olympic poetry contest, I think they already found four poems as winners, anyways they are really good you should go to the website and see if you can find them. Jamie

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      Mesha Minnerman 

      6 years ago from Merced

      These are some good Haikus with the winning title all winner. I like it

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Hi Josh, thank you for stopping by, I really enjoyed doing this.

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Jo,

      Awesome tribute and great set of haikus! Thanks for sharing them with us Jo!

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