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Good Morning Olympic Fans
After watching the heroic performance of English football players in the European Cup, Dina Asher-Smith is now preparing to inspire the country at the Olympics.
The GB team not only made it to the finals because of the Three Lions, but also because of their comments on their social media accounts.
25-year-old Asher Smith said: “What Marcus and all the other players have done is great.
“Looking at them and seeing how they express themselves makes me very proud.
“They performed well throughout the European Cup and England exceeded all our expectations in the best possible way. They performed well.
“They are the credit of our country, and they have shown a very good sense of moral leadership.
“As athletes, we are really proud, of course, as a British, as a black British, I am very proud of them during the European Cup.
“I think they represent our country and our community very well.
“Of course, social activism is something I want to add. You have to give back.
“This is not only an important part of becoming an athlete, but also a person with a chance.
“The only reason I am here today is the kindness and hard work of the team and other people in the entire community.
“When you have so many opportunities in your career, not giving back is completely selfish.
“I’m really proud of the players doing this more and more this year, and also proud of their performance in the European Cup.”
Elsewhere, rower Moe Sbihi will be the first Muslim to bring the Union Jack to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.
He said: “It’s an honor to be invited to be the standard bearer of the British team. This is a landmark moment in the Olympic movement-people remember those pictures.
“Of course I remember the picture of Andy Murray in Rio. Even before I became a rower, I remember meeting Sir Matt and Sir Steve, so this is something I am very proud of.
“Actually participating in the opening ceremony will be a surreal experience, but this year’s game schedule can actually be managed, even if I am not the standard bearer. It will be very special and will complete my Olympic puzzle.
“I won a medal and participated in the closing ceremony, but now I really appear at the opening ceremony and become the leader of the team with Hannah. This will be a lifetime memory I will never forget.”