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article imageBriton oversleeps and almost misses his debut at the Olympics

By Owen Weldon     Aug 5, 2012 in Odd News
London - 21-year-old British athlete, Jack Oliver, managed to make his Olympic debut but almost missed it because he overslept on the morning.
Oliver said that he wanted to wake up at six o'clock so he could have enough time to take a shower and a bit of stretch but he ended up getting up later, according to Chicago Tribune.
Oliver said that at five past seven he woke up and heard banging on the door and when he realized what time it was he thought to himself "I'm in trouble" and he said that he was going to have an angry coach.
According to Yahoo, when Oliver got the rude awakening it only took him 30 seconds to get dressed, and he managed to catch a later bus to bring him to the London ExCel arena. He arrived on time for the weigh-in.
According to EuroNews, Oliver went onto give his best performance ever in front of a delightful crowd.
Oliver did fail to complete his first lift in the competition but he ended up recovering from that and set a new personal record of 170KG in the clean and jerk, which is the second of two styles of Olympic lift.
Oliver said that the extra hour of sleep he got must have did him some good.
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