This Summer Olympics season I have watched more swimming events than I have my entire life (I’m an athletics baby, think sprint races) partly because I’m on leave but mostly because South Africa (SA) has many swimmers competing and it helps that 2 gold medals (one was a World Record win) have been won. Not fantastic by some standards (think US and China) but I celebrate winners.
There are still some games I don’t think I would watch but I’ve learnt to never say never (confession I watched men’s air shooting, think that’s what it is called and I enjoyed it greatly, who knew that was a sport)
But… that’s not the reason for this post..
It’s the rowing team. The team came from behind to win gold. GREAT. The celebration was hmmmmmm for lack of a better adjective to describe it. If in doubt check out the picture above. That was a picture of 3 men. Enough said 🙂 😉
But… that’s still not the reason for this post.
The reason for this post is that the team is comprised of 3 Caucasian and 1 African man. All South Africans of course. Not a big deal in some countries but if you know the history of SA, you know that is HUGE, BIG, HUMONGOUS.
CONGRATS guys… Nice to hear the SA anthem being played again at the games.
Got to go, swimming is about to start 😉