4 August 2012

London 2012: Water polo at Olympic Park

I mentioned previously that I was going to try and get more Olympics tickets and I succeeded! On Wednesday morning I managed to get tickets for women's water polo for that evening.  A quick call to my boss later and I've managed to wangle a half day's holiday :)

We arrived about 45 minutes before the first match started so only managed to have a brief look around Olympic Park and decided to continue after the matches had finished.  I don't want to give anyone the wrong idea - I knew absolutely nothing about water polo before I went to watch it! I still don't profess to be an expert but I think I've mastered the basics now!  The first match was Spain v USA and it was a fast, exciting game, ending 9-9.  It perfectly warmed the crowd up for GB v Australia which was on afterwards, however we lost 3-16.  That said, this is GB's first Olympics for women's water polo!

Afterwards, we headed back out into Olympic Park and had a wander around before reaching the BBC studios, which are mounted on top of three containers. A crowd was starting to congregate so we hung around for a few minutes to see what all the fuss was about - it turned out Bradley Wiggins was being interviewed, fresh from his gold medal win for the time trial! A short while later, he appeared on the terrace above us, waving and displaying his medal whilst the whole crowd chanted "Wiggo, Wiggo, Wiggo!"  An amazing moment - I'm so happy to have been there!


1 comment:

  1. Amazing - so cool you managed to get tickets to a second event!! I just had to stay put on my couch to watch as much as I could from there ... saw a bit of the men's water polo and it looked like a great sport to watch :-)

    Vanessa x


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