Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The Big O

You just had to be there. 

It was a wonderful experience. 

We felt proud to be hosting and proud to be British.  The officials, army and volunteers were all very polite, cheerful, helpful and efficient. 

The swimming heats themselves ran smoothly (though there was no obvious lane numbering so it took us a while to work out who was where).  We were up in the gods.  It was very steep so we didn't suffer with other people's heads in the way and we were directly overlooking the pool, almost a bird's eye view.  We cheered for everyone, went mad when a Brit was in the line up and nearly had apoplexy when a member of Team GB finished in the top three.  We saw an Olympic Record being broken by Emily Seebohm of Australia in the 100m backstroke. We watched Rebecca Adlington qualify for the 400m freestyle final (she went on to win a bronze medal).

We even managed to survive the underground to get to the London Eye. 

It was one of those days I'd like to repeat all over again.

London Olympics 2012, Sun 29th July - Swimming Heats


Maggie Christie said...

And the sun beamed down on you too! Fabulous pictures and what a wonderful memory to treasure. We watched all the heats on TV trying to spot you!

Rob-bear said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, getting into the swim of things (so to speak). That's wonderful!

I'm afraid I've not developed much of an interest this time around.

Midlife Singlemum said...

Lovely uplifting post! I'd love to have been there too.

Chris Stovell said...

Great to hear it that it was such a wonderful and memorable experience. I didn't spot you, sadly!

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