Monday, June 17, 2013

Senior Primary Sports Day 2013

Sports Day for Years 4-6 (and 7-12) at the Olympic Youth Development Centre was great fun.  Here are a few snaps from the day....featuring O, the new 400 meter record-holder (to be confirmed) and winner of the standing broad jump (190cm) and bean bag throw (27.2).

Fabulous effort in the long jump.
crossing the finish line at the end of his 400 m ... funny face - he couldn't conceal his pleasure with his run which was very carefully, strategically and handily won!

Look at this Fosbury-flop form!  Four boys from Year 6 were 'trained' in athletics and competed against each other.  It was fun to photograph and see the different styles. I would say owen had the best form but the least success.  Another one also had excellent form but just not the height.  One boy was EASILY clearing every jump by 20 cm (he won overall in the end) but he kept bumping the pole with a stray limb or foot on the way back down...will have to share the photos with the coaches ...very revealing!

JUMPING thru the finish -- this was the final heat of the 80m sprint....3 runners for Tamarind House and only O racing for Mopane....he put his all into the finish!  Exciting stuff! It was a photo finish but O crossed the line 3rd of 4 runners.

Contrary to what the photos show....there were TONS of other kids and great moments captured but I'm always reluctant to put other peoples' kids up -- there has to be SOME privacy left in the world, eh?  

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