Thursday, November 25, 2010

2010 Asian Games!

The City of Guangzhou in southern China is the host of the 2010 Asian Games. We were fortunate enough to secure some tickets for three diving events -- the Men's and Women's 1M Springboard and the Men's 3M Springboard. There was buzz of excitement as we walked around the village with all the people from around Asia who came to see the Games. They handed out China Flags and Asian Games Flags to anybody who wanted them and we joined the home crowd waving the flags with big smiles. The people there were so friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We got to see Olympic Champions Wu Mingxia and He Chong thrill the host crowd. Our seats were quite good and the "boom camera" would sweep the crowd after each China diver did their dive. Later each evening, we would watch the event on TV and there we were!! Of course, Duraflex supplied the springboards for this pool and Springboards and More supplied the Rough-tex for the diving platforms. This is the same for the Water Cube (Beijing Olympic Pool) and the National Training Center for diving.

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