Amazing Rocket Ship finished fourth in the pole vault competition here at Rio last night in a fine display of poise and self-restraint. The capacity crowd (some of whom were more focused on political developments outside the stadium than events within) cheered until they were hoarse when it became clear that the official third place may be in doubt.
The Rocket Ship Foundation put out this statement soon after: ‘It may be some years ahead before this result is ratified or clarified but we believe competition, whether Olympic or otherwise, must be fair and balanced. As our motto says: Let there be space for everyone. True in sport as in Interstellar Space’.