Posted: 20/08/2016 at 10:17
I eat my original words ""Cannot watch the same old lot jumping yet again"" Hats off to Nick Skelton who I remember as a lad riding with Harvey and Robert Smith at any event in the area, they turned up like the rest of us living out of the horse boxes and boy could they party. The Great Yorkshire Show was the stamping ground for a lot of those riders back then, many riders progressed from that show jumping era. Poor lad looked flummoxed in the interview, he had just reached a life's ambition what did they expect.
I also ate my words and watched the Hockey, "I mean you just had to really" nail biting stuff and a lot more heavy contact than I expected, neither side was going to give ground. In the end the shoot out and they certainly showed our foot ball Prima Donna's the way home and what a celebration. Having Dutch friends I felt for those girls, they fought to the end but there has to be a winner.
I did not watch the opening show as I was on my back in Hospital then suddenly it took off for me with the athletics, having a granddaughter who is into that, she comes in to the house and hand stands everywhere, backflips and does the dance you have to be interested, a local girl got a medal. In all a big success both for the Olympic idea and the people taking part, well done Brazil.