How great is it to see so many women sports start in the papers, on the radio and on TV? Imagine if it was like this all the time …. *sighs* I’m sure a whole new generation of girls will be inspired by the women they are seeing at the Olympics now.
Not just to do with sports either – when you hear the stories of people like Afghani boxer Sadaf Rahimi you realise just how symbolic sport is of everything women need to achieve. If you can get your hands on TIME magazine’s Olympic issue, she told them: “I’m tired of the world seeing Afghan women as victims. I want to deliver a message to the world through my fighting that Afghan girls are not victims”.
How could you not be inspired by the UK’s Jessica Ennis last night? Incredible athlete.
Closer to home, it’s really exciting seeing Irishwomen like Joanne Cuddihy (400m), Camilla Speirs (eventer) and Annalise Murphy (sailing) doing so well. (re sailing btw – I had no idea their event lasts for days, so intense.)
And of course Ireland’s Katie Taylor. I’m in Londom for the fights on Monday – will see Taylor take on either Queen Underwood (USA) or Natasha Jones (UK). Either would make a great fight for her – afraid any idea of objectivity will head out the window for the day. Looking forward to seeing Sofya Ochigava (Rus) too.
Which events have been keeping you glued to the screen?