Thursday, 6 September 2012

Olympic Stadium Athletics









These photos are from the races at the Olympic Stadium today (Thursday). I gave my nephew George some tickets I had and he was delighted to go and see some of the games.  He is back on duty in Afgan from the weekend so the Paralympics is close to his heart. The photos came with a lovely thank you message. 

Looks like they had great seats. He said that the paralympic athletes `Are the True Warriors of this World`. Well said. 

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Aquatic Centre Screams for Ellie

Olympic Park everyone  is watching the swimming.


The crowds and the flag rise for Ellie 
I was lucky enough to be watching the swimming last night thanks to tickets from Coca Cola that I won recently. We had excellent seats just four rows from the front and the centre was jammed with cheering crowds. Ellie powered ahead to claim her gold medal and we were all on our feet long before she finished first. It was a tense exciting race and the inspirational Ellie got the roaring applause she deserved.

                                      Ellie receives her Gold Medal



                                      Ellie sheds  a tear of happiness







                                                     Men's 100 metre race

There was plenty more excitement in the water last night with the men's 50 metres and 100 metres being loudly cheered.

                                                     Preparing for the race of a lifetime



                                                   The guys prepare for their race.


                                                  Freestyle race.



I have really enjoyed the Olympics and the Paralmpics and I have been to a few of the events but last night was the most dramatic and inspirational. The athletes were truly sensational.  They made the water their own territory were disability was irrelevant with power, style and determination being all that mattered.