Another night of Basketball! China (Yao Ming) vs Germany (Dirk Norwinsky) and the next game, USA (The Dream Team, Kobe, D. Wade, LeBron, etc.) vs. Spain (Gasol). Each of the teams put on a show. of course, China was the crowd favorite. They adore Yao!! The Chinese beat Germany by 4 points it was pretty exciting!! USA crushed Spain in this Olympics! I thought D. Wade was pure magic.
Speaking of Basketball, we got a chance to see a sport similar to Basketball, Handball. Folks this is not like Four Square that we played in grade school. the sport is played inside, on a court with a soccer net. They use their hands (not their feet) to transport the ball. Hence, the name Handall. It is like basketball, Soccer and Rugby combined. it is very fast paced and very, very physical. there is a lot of shoving a pushing and grabbing going on!!
Malcolm has said he would like to try it one day!
We also got a chance to see Rowing again. Lucy (Malolm's Aunt) presented two medals in Rowing. Talk about a tough sport. The distance of the race is 2000 m!! It takes significant upper body strength, shear will, and strategy to get thru it and on top!!
We have also experieinced another Sport we would not normally see: Fencing.l. Fencing is a wonderful sport. You must be very precise, and quick footed. It is an elegant game. Lucy also presented the medals to the Women's team for Fencing. It was special for Lucy because one of the USA bronze medal winners is the daughter of her former college friend and rowing partner.
More to come!