This Hungarian weightlifter dislocated his elbow in the snatch. It is painful to watch.
It is a reality check how difficult it is to actually win medals at an Olympics. Even making finals is tough. I must say that it makes New Zealand seem very small and insignificant when you see massive countries earning heaps of golds. It seems that many of our athletes are struggling with stomach upsets in Beijing. Hardly surprising given the conditions, food and pressure.
Mahe Drysdale is under the weather, while Moss Burmester has been. Our athletes will need to get used to foreign climes, because the next Commonwealth Games are in Delhi, India in 2010 and this will severely test their bodies!
I am frustrated by TV ONE coverage of the Olympics. I still haven't seen our New Zealand athletes in minority sports like shooting, yet I have seen the female gymnastics a few times and we aren't even in it. I also wanted to see the mens football against Belgium tonight, but we were watching swimming heats with none of our swimmers in them. Tonight we were watching replays of the female gymnastics yet afterwards we were only shown highlights of the womens basketball match we played against China. I think that if New Zealanders are in action at that point and time (especially teams) then they should be shown on television. Here are some other painful sports.
I have exciting times ahead. I have pub quiz tomorrow night and must also prepare for Sports Camp which starts on Friday and takes place over the weekend. There are also so many sports taking place in the world this weekend. I probably will miss seeing us win medals on Saturday night.