LONDON PREPARES SERIES AT 02 ARENA - GYMNASTICS IN 2012
We went along to North Greenwich last Friday morning, or rather, we attempted to get to North Greenwich but the Jubilee Line from London Bridge was delayed 'due to a signal failure' so nobody could get on the train.
Much later we finally got to our destination, after going back to Waterloo.
It was very disappointing to find we could not bring in cameras, as I had lugged my heavy one with zoom lens. However, I did these three sketches
|Competitiors in the O2 Arena|
|Competitiors, who appear one at a time.|
|Audience included a lot of small children at O2 Arena|
The Arena was almost full on one side, nearest the entrance, and no seats near the front. Nevertheless we could see quite well, as the Trampolines were in the centre of the arena, and the athletes were easy to follow, their jumps and twists quite spectacular.
It was very interesting because I have never seen top class gymnasts before and was not aware how spectacular their movements are. Of course they compete one at a time, and not together as I have drawn them. First was the men's competition and then the women's. The Chinese men did very well.
More details can be found at BRITISH GYMNASTICS ORG.
VISA INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS - NORTH GREENWICH ARENA
Here is a quote from the Booklet with the above title:
'At the 2011 Trampoline World Championships in Birmingham the top eight competitiors claimed places for their country at London 2012. Those who missed qualifying at this event will battle for the five places up for grabs at this month's test event. The FIG will aware a final three places at their discretion at a later date.'