David & Gillian Percy Flash Quotes
David Percy and Gillian Percy – parents of silver medallist Iain Percy
Describe your reaction to Iain’s silver medal
David - We’re so pleased, disappointed right at the end but it was fabulous, I mean to get a silver, everyone in that audience would have given their life for a silver in the Olympics and that’s fantastic.
How did it feel when you were watching the finish
Gillian - Just really hard, I didn’t count anything because I just know what a hard fleet it is and when people asked me before ‘Do you think he’ll get gold?’ and I said you can’t bet on anything in the Star Fleet. It was hard.
Atmosphere on the Nothe?
David - Initially it was electric with people cheering. Up to a 100 metres (from the finish), he looked like he was in 4th place which would have secured it (gold) for him. But you know a Silver medal is pretty amazing.
How do you think they are feeling?
Katrina (sister) - Pretty similar to the rest of us, they’ll be absolutely gutted that the gold went by in the last 10 metres or so but I think once they reflect on it, they know what the competition’s like in the Star class, it’s full of Olympic medallists, World Champions and they’ve just got a silver medal so they’ve done really well and they’ll be pleased.