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Olympics - what's your sport?

Okay, so we're all glued to the Olympics. I was discussing this with the mini PMs yesterday. Which of the 26 Olympic sports did you do or would love to do?

For me it would be dressage or three day eventing (both of which I used to compete in at a small local level) or running (I run at exactly half the pace of an Olympic marathoner!) I've always quite fancied rowing (or should that be rowers, I'm not quite sure Wink).

Posted at 1st Aug 2012 - 10:25AM   Posted by Preseli Mags   Olympics - what's your sport? Comments: 9

Fairy Nuff's Avatar If someone asked me if I was sporty my instinctive answer would be "No" but then when I think about it...

I was Captain of the Gymnastics team at School, I competed regularly in the 100m sprint, long jump and Javelin at county level and later won my bronze medal at our local field Archery open competition againsed the Scottish and UK champions who were both Commonwealth competitors.
So I'd plump for the Gymnastics floor event and the Archery I thinkVery Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 1st Aug 2012 at 10:42AM

Fennie's Avatar I rowed, shot, fenced and ran. In none of thee did I achieve any distinction apart from being the Oxfordshire full-bore U16 champion.

I also didn't really understand the expression 'pace yourself' when it came to running. I wondered what would happen if you just ran as fast as you could right from the start. I ran a half mile like this and might have won too for I was at least 200 yards ahead of the field. Then I blew up and they all passed me. Then I got my breath back and, sprinting away, overtook them all again.

But we had one very excellent runner whom I just couldn't catch and I finished a couple of yards behind him. I am not sure what I learned from this race apart from the fact that it's fun experimenting.

Posted by: Fennie on 1st Aug 2012 at 10:50AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Ah like FN I was about to say I am not sporty in the least - I used to get picked for netball and hockey and rounders teams at school - but more as the best of the worst to make up numbers!!!!

However I did Archery in my teens and LOVED it - so yes I would go for Archery.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 1st Aug 2012 at 10:59AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar You've got the pefect place to build your own archery range WWVery Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 1st Aug 2012 at 11:44AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Very Happy

Posted by: Westerwitch on 1st Aug 2012 at 11:50AM

Salle de Bain's Avatar My favourite event for watching would be never ceases to amaze me what the human body can do.

At school I was good with bat and ball (Captain of the rounders team). Wasn't allowed to do cricket which made me hopping mad as I loved it. It was only for boys then and I used to look on with envy as they played in the practice nets at break time grrrr Rolling Eyes.

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 1st Aug 2012 at 02:20PM

Vic's Avatar I wasn't any good at any sport at school. Has since done the 5k race for life though. The long distance running, cycling and rowing appeal to me. (Sounds like a gym session!)

Posted by: Vic on 1st Aug 2012 at 02:28PM

Withy Brook's Avatar I was useless at all sporty things, though I loved to do them, so was unhappy at my uselessness! We had to play games - Lacrosse (liked) and netball (didn't) in winter and cricket (loved and made 1st team for one term) and rounders (hated) and some tennis but cricket interfered with it. Such a pity, as it would have been much more use to me as an adult!
Sport to watch? I love everything horsey and enjoy the athletics. Also the amazing things people do with their bodies in gymnastics. I can't pick a favourite.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 1st Aug 2012 at 08:55PM

Camilla's Avatar Loved sport at school, still love it although have never participated in sports for ages.Smile I love Tennis, Horse Show Jumping, Swimming. Love cricket even though I have not played it..!

Posted by: Camilla on 2nd Aug 2012 at 01:03AM

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