Monday, September 08, 2008

OK - I was a Good Girl

& did my nice picture posts of the Sunday walks first. But Now I just have to shout!!!!

Earlier today I knew Sophie had made it through the two heats for the Womans 100M Butterfly S10 & into the finals tonight!

A couple of hours ago I was still desperately trying to find somewhere online to view the finals of Sophies first event, even though I knew it had started. I gave up & refreshed the results page - not expecting it to be so quickly updated

Sophie won a Silver Medal!!!!

This was of course accompanied by a large amount of yeehaaa'ing & yelling down the phone to my Mum (who was still waiting for a call from Beijing to let her know the results -lol). Gotta Love the net!!!

I am so proud of that kid. 15 years old - only been swimming for 5 years & now she has won a medal.
Only 1.09 seconds behind USA's Anna Eames - & you know both those girls did amazingly well - just look at it this way...they are only 15 seconds behind able bodied womans world record for this event. Think on it that for a moment - it's kind of humbling.

If by chance any of you are wondering how there are seemingly multiple events that have the same title i.e "Womans 100M Breast Stroke" - the Paralympians are graded due to their disability & matched againgst those of similar disability. Whilst earlier finals today were perhaps S7 - S 8 & S9 etc - Sophie & Anna are S10. They have the same event for every 'grade'.

In the morning I shall try to find a photo to accompany this post.

Perhaps I should have looked earlier - cos look what I just found!!!!


Kyfarmlife said...

Yea! for Sophie! Isnt that exciting! Love your photos of the wetlands...wildlife is something I'm passionate about..nice to see native birds coming back...even if they arent as pretty as some!

angelinabeadalina said...

Hooray, Sophie!! I think I'm *almost* as excited as your family, girl! Look at the smiles on the faces of that trio :) Does Sophie have any more events? It is amazing to think of how fine-tuned these swimmers must be to swim so fast!

Ramblings of a lunatic mom and lampworker said...

Congratulations for Sophie!! Woohooo!!!

rosebud101 said...

Congratulations, Sophie!!!!!!!