My first credit as assistant producer airs on the BBC's Olympics coverage
8 August 2021
Tonight, my first credit as an assistant producer was broadcast on the BBC as the 2020 Olympics coverage drew to a close.
After 16 incredible days of sport, that saw Great Britain win 22 golds, the Games were over and hundreds of names began to flood BBC One, recognising a phenomenal effort from those in Salford and Tokyo.
Hired as a Journalism Researcher earlier this year, I have also completed a number of assistant producer shifts at BBC Sport and this was made my focus for the Olympics. In total, I cut footage of four Brits winning medals for the website, including Ben Maher's gold in the equestrian.
Other highlights included editing Simone Biles' return to Olympic action, following a break for mental health reasons. For social media, I cut a range of moments, including swimming coach Dean Boxall's remarkable reaction to his athlete, Ariarne Titmus, winning gold in the pool.
It has been the most incredible few weeks and I'd like to send massive thanks to Martin Richardson in the shortform team for his unwavering support since I joined. Having gone behind the scenes at the International Broadcast Centre at the 2012 Olympics in London, this was a dream come true.
You can watch other content I produced during the 2020 Olympics here.