Friday, 7 September 2012
Men's 800m T36
We watched this excellent race last night. Captain Kid (8), has really got in to the Olympic spirit, but started to cry in sympathy at the outset when Gabriel de Jesus Cuadra Holman immediately started to fall behind the pack. She just wanted to reach in to the TV and help him.
She managed to compose herself until about 3:20 when the until-then leader Fabio Gutierrez Torres, was broken down by the chasing pack, and then she was off crying again. The look on Torres' face really pulled at my heart strings too (but as a dad, I had a duty to 'keep it together').
Stirring stuff from these athletes and truly inspiring. Also good to see that CK has developed a degree of empathy!