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Thread: Paralympics 2012, 29/8 - 9/9: Information, News and General chat

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    Re: Paralympics 2012, 29/8 - 9/9: Information, News and General chat

    Quote Originally Posted by traveller7 View Post
    Opening ceremony has had some lovely music in it tonight
    Song from handel anyone know what is called? Sung by the soprano in a gold dress!
    Eternal Source of Light Divine from Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Handel).

    Incredibly beautiful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9qAY...eature=related

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    Re: Paralympics 2012, 29/8 - 9/9: Information, News and General chat

    Quote Originally Posted by karanga View Post
    Eternal Source of Light Divine from Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Handel).

    Incredibly beautiful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9qAY...eature=related
    Thanks, I managed to find out as the singer is part of a choral group called 'The Sixteen' who I did a workshop with last year and who are a favourite of mine. It is so moving a piece.

  4. #23

    Re: Paralympics 2012, 29/8 - 9/9: Information, News and General chat

    As it stands
    GBR have 53 medals = 15 GOLD 24 SILVER 14 BRONZE
    Most of them have come from the cycling and swimming so far!
    We are behind China and just in front of Australia in the overall medals table.

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  6. #24

    Re: Paralympics 2012, 29/8 - 9/9: Information, News and General chat

    Yes doing very well,some great performances! Glad that the games have been well supported, though everyone won't be interested to the same extent as in the Olympics.

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    Re: Paralympics 2012, 29/8 - 9/9: Information, News and General chat

    Esther Vergeer has made it to the semi finals of the tennis here.

    Ok, not big news. But her winning streak in singles?

    468 matches! Hasn't been beaten since 2003.

    42 Grand Slam titles
    3 singles gold medals from previous Paralympics

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/oly...g-history.html

    Possibly not the most dominant champion in sporting history, but probably in tennis.

    Oh, and I think that the prize money for winning a slam title is about $10,000.

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    Re: Paralympics 2012, 29/8 - 9/9: Information, News and General chat

    Medal count

    GOLD 20 SILVER 28 BRONZE 21 = 69

    Gone past how many the main Olympians won now!

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    Re: Paralympics 2012, 29/8 - 9/9: Information, News and General chat

    Quote Originally Posted by traveller7 View Post
    Medal count

    GOLD 20 SILVER 28 BRONZE 21 = 69

    Gone past how many the main Olympians won now!
    kind of irrelevant stat kinda like comparing apples n oranges

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    Re: Paralympics 2012, 29/8 - 9/9: Information, News and General chat

    Quote Originally Posted by traveller7 View Post
    Medal count

    GOLD 20 SILVER 28 BRONZE 21 = 69

    Gone past how many the main Olympians won now!
    Quote Originally Posted by -J- View Post
    kind of irrelevant stat kinda like comparing apples n oranges
    We've been stronger in the Paralympics for some time, GB had 102 medals in Bejing with 42 being Gold.However, obviously on course for a fantastic games! Great to see David Weir with the double last night,he's been pretty awesome!

  12. #29

    Re: Paralympics 2012, 29/8 - 9/9: Information, News and General chat

    Quad doubles final is just about to start- GBR v USA
    (although we're getting gubbed by the US in the wheelchair rugby)
    Last edited by rondun; 05-09-2012 at 14:15.

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    Re: Paralympics 2012, 29/8 - 9/9: Information, News and General chat

    I am just in awe of them all superb athletes.

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