THE Huddersfield daughter of an Olympic wrestler has struck gold with her fight for her father to get free tickets to London 2012.
Lynn Myland, of Thongsbridge, contacted the British Olympic Association and even David Cameron back in May last year over the allocation of free tickets for former athletes.
But after a lengthy battle, and even a letter to the Queen, her father Ray Myland, has been to watch the Greco Roman finals in London.
Ray competed in both London 1948 and Helsinki 1952 in the Wrestling Lightweight category.
Ray, 85, told the Examiner: “I am pleased Lynn managed to get tickets. It was a very different experience to 1948.
“The noise was incredible and the music echoed so you couldn’t really hear what was going on.
“The wrestling hadn’t changed much but the rules and the scoring have, so it made it hard to follow.
“It was still an experience and I am now in touch with some pals from 1948.
“We were expecting a few delays as I am in a wheelchair but the volunteers were great and all the arrangements went smoothly.”
Ray, who attended the event with his son-in-law, said he could not believe the changes to the London skyline which he described as ‘most impressive’.
Lynn told the Examiner: “I eventually ended up writing to the Queen before the Olympic Committee took me seriously enough to do something.
“Without the Examiner’s help I am sure we would never have achieved so much”.
Ray, who now lives in Southend, competed in the Greco-Roman category and was defeated by Karl-Freij from Sweden who went on to win the gold medal.