Friday, July 13, 2012

Diamonds are forever, Day 1

That song (Diamonds are forever) played nearly the entire time during today's meet here in London.  Cold and rainy conditions continued.  We went to the track this morning for our pre meet practice and to check out the facility.  About 50 meters from the track is a covered 8 lane, 100m straight away where the athletes can warm up before the meet.  Needless to say, an hour before the meet it was packed with athletes warming up, coming out of blocks, going over hurdles, and with wheelchair athletes getting ready for some of their races as well.

Below are some videos and pictures from the meet.  The videos are their intros for each event with the meet's mascot.  This could be one of my favorite things about big meets, they have mascots.  Berlino (from the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, obviously) remains my favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG66G4Jj0eE 

Anyways, here are the pics and vids:



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Amanda competes tomorrow at 1:00.  Here's the start list and a link to the results page:

http://www.diamondleague-london.com/Live-StartlistsResults/Overview/Triple-Jump/

That's all for now.

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