Jessica Ennis’s Coronation – London Notebook II

London, UK – Vultures.  🙂

This is Great Britain’s Jessica Ennis just a few steps beyond the finish line of the 800 meters after she clinched the gold medal in the heptathlon last night.

For anyone who had the good fortune to witness Great Britain’s ‘Super Saturday’ in track and field yesterday at Olympic Stadium, there will be no shortage of indelible moments to be permanently etched into memory: from the capacity crowd of 80,000 strong who grew impossibly louder as the evening progressed to Ennis’s spectacular coronation as the world’s greatest female athlete. Throw in a surprise gold for long jumper Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah‘s dramatic victory in the 10,000m and you’ve got an evening that the hosts will find nearly impossible to top.

Hope y’all are enjoying. Usain Bolt and the men’s 100 meter final is tonight. If you’re the wagering sort, these were the odds a few days ago:

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  1. Playamart - Zeebra Designs says

    Thanks for the update; I am rarely around a television, so posts like yours help me remember that there’s more going on than watching palm trees sway in the tropical breezes! Z

    1. BobR says

      Ha ha! This reminds me of something entirely unrelated I’d like to discuss with you. 🙂 It’ll have to wait until after I return from London. Enjoy the breezes. 🙂

      1. Playamart - Zeebra Designs says

        thanks, and enjoy being immersed in the top-of-the word talent! z

  2. Ayngelina says

    Love that photo. Sometimes you think a moment is so personal and then you realize there are 100 people taking photos.

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