Ginger Sooty, GLOVE PUPPET OF DREAMS provides a daily round-up of events at the London 2012 Olympics that are, quite simply London 2012.
PHEW! What a day!
Ki Bo-Bae from Korea won gold in the women’s individual archery final by defeating Mexico’s Aida Roman in a sudden death shoot out.
She got her in the head.
Who’d have thought that Archery was so brutal? Still, it made for great television and a Priest was on hand to administer last rights and hang the silver around the prone Roman’s neck.
A Chinese man won the Table Tennis. There’s a surprise. Listened to it on the radio. Doesn’t lend itself to radio does Table Tennis.
Finally, well done to our brave lads in their canoes! As the country that discovered water in 1967 this is only right.
A couple of sports for you to look out for today.
1. Donkey Dangling - First popularised is Ancient Babylon. Ask yourself this question. How long can you dangle from a donkey? When I tell you the Mohammed Algreen from Egypt can dangle for twenty-three days without food, water or “natural break” you will realise this sport combines, endurance, pointlessness and chafing in equal measure.
Algreen is the favourite. Team GB’s hopes rest with titchy Welshman Dai Do-Rail.
2. Toe Nail Triathlon - A true test of clippage skills this one. The triathlon covers;
Speed clipping (with no trailing cuticle).
The distance clip (marvel at the wrist action).
The reverse toe buff and varnish ((colour optional).
The Philipines have dominated this event for years. Sadly Team GB’s entrant Rupert Peveral has had to withdraw due to a nasty fungal infection around his left big toe.
Enjoy The Games!