Glasgow Commonwealth Games
Are you like me an armchair athlete. I love watching the Olympics, Paralympics, both Summer & Winter & now the Commonwealth Games, that Glasgow is show casing for us.
I don’t usually put the TV on during the day, not a fan of daytime TV, except for CBeebies when Olivia is here, but for an event like this it is a must. There has been so many great moments that I’ve seen so far from Scotland’s Ross Murdoch, 13 year old swimmer Erraid Davies & Britain’s Fran Halsall performing outstandingly in the swimming pool.
One thing about the swimming I wish they would change is on the results I’d love to know if any of the competitors have got a personal best (PB) time or a National Record. Not just the top three swimmers. We see this in Athletics results so I presume it can be done.
I’ve loved the commentary from Adrian Moorehouse & Andrew Jameson, are excellent at their job, as they are both ex-competitors, so know how they swimmers feel & can give us the information we need about the strokes being used. With Rebecca Addlington & Mark Foster, sitting high up in the BBC area, giving us a good laugh as we progress through the heats to the finals.
I loved seeing the Brownlee brothers come first & second in the Triathlon with Englands Jodie Stimpson winning the first gold of the games in the Womens Triathlon & her team mate Vicky Holland winning a bronze, then they all combined to take part in the Triathlon Mixed Team Relay winning by over a minute from the other teams entered. I’d never seen the team event before & loved watching it as teams battle for position over the 250m swim, 6km bike ride & 1.6mile run,, it was a quicker event , being over in less than 75 minutes, where as the individual event lasted one hour 48 minutes & 33 seconds for the eldest Brownlee brother with Jonathon finishing a further 11 seconds after.
I can’t wait for the next few days that are left to see who claims the spotlight next. Lets hope the Home Nations have a some great results & get a lot more of these medals
What have you enjoyed about the Commonwealth Games so far?