General diary entries

HAPPY, SO FAR

I have been lucky enough to be able to watch quite a lot of the Commonwealth Games so far.
As I stated in an earlier blog, Gym and Diving are my favourite events and I managed to stay up through the night on the first day to watch the English Men’s Artistic Gymnasts WIN gold!!

Commonwealth 1

My boys did amazingly well.
I can’t wait to watch Nile and James compete in the all around title just after midnight tonight!
I am hoping that Nile will be walking away with another gold.

Commonwealth 3

He absolutely nailed his high bar routine in the team event, getting one of the highest scores of the tournament with 15.100.

Then today, the women’s team, against all odds, won the silver team medal.

Commonwealth 2

They missed out on the Gold by just 0.425 of a point!!
Considering that this team went into the event after suffering a few unexpected blows prior to the games after recent injuries or forced withdrawals meant that most of the team were dubuting and none of them were olympians, I think they did amazingly well.

However, I have to say, that I much prefer to watch the Men’s Gym.
It’s powerhouse performances, stripped back to the difficulty and execution with none of the sparkly, fancy, twirly, dancy, faffing that the girls are forced to contend with.
I can’t even watch Rythmic Gymnastics.

So, Men’s Individual all-around just after midnight tonight.
Men’s Floor, Pommel and Rings on Sunday between 05:30am and 08:30am and Vault, Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar on Monday, again between 05:30am and 08:30am.

Mmmm, University day starts at 09:30……. I can make that!!

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