Monday, 6 August 2012

Olympic post II

The highlight for us being at the gymnastics is that GB and Japan were both medal contenders.

The Japanese team. Unfortunately Team GB were not facing us! The roar of the crowd for Lewis Smith on the pommel horse was fantastic. He is such a superb athlete to watch.

There were cheers and cries and falls and spectacular moves and GB got the silver. Then this happened.

There was much deliberation and no doubt extreme angst. Someone might lose a medal.

And they did. In fact we were all stunned as Japan went from 4th to 2nd. We thought they might just slide into third place.

From what we could see, everyone was professional and sportsman-like about the outcome.

If you click on the image it blows up a bit, but my trusty camera was pretty stretched, so it is probably a little fuzzy.

It was a priviledge to be there.

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