The Last Man Standing
To finish first, one must first finish.
THE Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002 gave birth to a new expression: to do a Bradbury.
The expression honours the extraordinary victory of Australian speed skater, Steven Bradbury, who came from behind in three races – two heats and the final - to win Gold.
He won because he was the last man standing.
For a split second I didn't know whether to raise my arms or hide in a corner, the Gold medalist said at the time.
To do a Bradbury describes someone who comes from behind to be the unlikely winner of a contest.
This is how French television reported the Bradbury phenomenon.
And this is how Steven Bradbury – the last man standing - described his extraordinary victory.