First I really wasn’t all that interested in the Olympics and the Paralympics, but when Daniel said that it was pretty easy to get Paralympics tickets, I thought maybe we should give it a shot. We then also bought tickets for Olympic Taekwondo, but we sadly couldn’t use those (Britain won a gold medal as well grrrhhh), because we had to stay in Ireland a little longer than planned.
However, we made it back to London in perfect time for the two Paralympic events we had tickets for: Judo and Equestrian (We had a great deal going, I would go to Judo and TWD, if he came to Equestrian with me, that’s how compromises work people!).
Here’s some photographic evidenceSadly I didn’t get a photo of it, but something a little bit special at the Judo was certainly, when the Japanese started giving out Japanese flags to everyone willing to take one for the final to support their guy. I thought this was immensely cute and took one, but then realised that I felt too sad for the other one, because he didn’t have as many people cheering for him. So I cheered for him. He lost. I hope I didn’t jinx it.
I also loved the Brazilian guy that sat behind us who would just use the singing and cheering of some German fan club to shout his guy’s name ANTONIO whenever it came to the bit of the song where the german crew would sing “Oli”. Amazing.
I really enjoyed watching both of the events and especially seeing both England and Germany take home a gold medal at the Equestrian was amazing! Both events were also pretty cool location-wise. Judo was in the Excel centre, which meant that with the day passes you get with the event ticket, we could get into any other event on that day (we watched a little bit of seated volleyball). Equestrian on the other hand was in Greenwich Park, separated from any other events, but it was therefore surrounded by pretty buildings like this: Did you go to any olympic or paralympic event? And is anyone else tremendously exited about the closing ceremony tonight?