Friday, August 15, 2008

Armchair athlete

It has not been a very good week health or weather wise from where I am sitting this week. Unfortunately the allotment has not had much attention; thankfully it is well watered if not weeded. Fortunately the Olympics coverage has made up for the time I have spent in bed or on the settee not being or feeling well.

I am almost wishing [but not wanting] Michael Phelps will fail in at least one of his Olympic challenges for no other reason than the feeling that it would give the winner of such an event; imagine beating someone who appears almost invincible? He is already the most successful Olympian ever, what more could he want? [Does he ever smile?] Have you seen how much this bloke eats? No wonder there is a world wide food shortage.

For different reasons, who ever started it, I was also hoping that Georgia would come out on top of the Russians in the recent round of East European madness. I am so glad that some of the Georgian athletes were able to beat their Russian opponents in both beach volleyball and one of the combat sports. [Who ever thought of introducing beach volley ball as an Olympic event? Put some clothes on for heavens sake!]

Now that the track and field events have started we can expect to see the US overtake China in the medal table surely? But before all of that Team GB have a great chance of increasing our tally in the boat races tomorrow and on two wheels in the Velodrome.

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2 Comments:

At 3:39 am , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

phelps is unbelievable..this last race proved that..
your english girl broke a 18(?) year old record set by janet evans...your girl was fantastic..she was miles in front of the silver medalist..
hope your feeling better...

 
At 5:33 pm , Blogger old enough to moan said...

I saw him smile and really hope that he now goes on to take an eighth Gold medal. It has been a great day for Team GB, fantastic to watch.

 

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