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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Paralympic Experience

I was lucky enough to get tickets for Tuesday evening's athletics. I've been meaning to post a few photos since but what with it being the first week back at school, I haven't had the time or energy. Anyway, here are a few. Credit for all the pictures goes to my husband who was like a man possessed. He was even more excited that I was.


Here I am on the way into the Olympic Stadium.


And here I am inside the stadium. We were sitting in Row 18. The stadium is much smaller than it seems on the TV. That really surprised me.


Here is the Paralympic cauldron. This was my first ever sporting event and it was an awe-inspiring experience. The atmosphere was incredible as we waited for the session to begin the air was humming with anticipation.



This is what the stadium looks like when it has 80000 people inside it.  For the first time in my life I experienced a wall of sound. The crowd were so loud and we were all there to see amazing sporting feats. 


This is the T13 1500m race. Spot David Devine in the Team GB kit. He won a silver medal. The stadium went mad.


And here is David Weir warming up for the T54 1500 m final. Which, if you've been following the Paralympics, you'll know, he won. What an achievement! 

One of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. A night I will never forget. It was full of emotions: elation,  wonder, surprise, tension, pride.

Thank you to all the Games Makers, the organisers, the athletes and their coaches for making the Olympics and Paralympics so fantasic. Also thanks to TFL for the really easy journey to and from the Olympic Park. 

I'm so proud to be British right now. 

2 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

What fun pictures. You look so cute.

Christina / Book Addict said...

This seems like such an awesome experience. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us!