Blenheim woman shares joy
Joseph Sullivan wasn't the only Marlburian to win an Olympic medal this week.
Young Blenheim woman Nardia Roselli became the envy of friends after posting a picture on Facebook of her wearing Jonathan "Jock" Paget's bronze medal during a special celebration at Kiwi House in London.
She even convinced Jock to take the picture.
Jock was part of the equestrian eventing team, along with Mark Todd, Andrew Nicholson, Caroline Powell and Jonelle Richards, that won New Zealand's first medal of the London 2012 Games.
About 200 people, including Crusaders flanker George Whitelock, turned out to congratulate the team on Wednesday, Nardia said.
Everyone was getting pictures and autographs with the guys, she said.
"Jock Paget had his medal sitting on the table and I asked, ‘Can I please try it on?' Jock said, ‘Yeah, give me your camera and I'll take a pic for you'."
The Olympians were so blase with their medals, letting everyone have a look, Nardia said.
"Total Kiwi attitude," she said. "The medal was really big and so heavy. Mark Todd was saying he didn't know if his head was sore from his hangover or because the medal was so heavy around his neck.
"They seemed pretty stoked with how many people had come down to meet them."
It was such a cool day celebrating at Kiwi House, Nardia said.
Nardia is in London with friend Jaimee Power for the Olympic Games after the pair were allocated tickets to the men's 100 and 200m final in the public ballot.
- The Marlborough Express