Category: Sportsmen & Athletes

Andy Murray Wins Wimbledon 2013

At last after 77 years Great Britain has a mens Wimbledon winner. in 1936 the great Fred Perry was our last champion. Andy Murray, ranked number 2 in the world beat the number 1 Novak Djokovic in a thrilling final. My Lovely wife and I watched the game in 3D on our TV. The Olympic and US Open champion ‘played out of his skin’ as we say, going one better than last year when he was the beaten finalist. At last he holds the famous trophy. Scotland will be proud of their super sporting son. My distant Scottish roots are happy too 🙂
Glorious sunshine set the scene for this clash of tennis titans. Hopefully more Grand Slam wins will follow for Andy.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

yağlı güreş – Oil Wrestling

Did you know?

Yağlı güreş is the national sport of Turkey.

Have you heard of yağlı güreş?

Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Apparently it is also called oil wrestling or even grease wrestling for the obvious reason that the opponents are liberally covered in  olive oil.  The contest used to last for at least two days but has now shortened to 40 minutes for  baspehlivan and 30 minutes for the pehlivan category.  If no clear winner  a further 15 minutes is added to the former and 10 for the latter.

I think both the opponents are clear winners.  The lovely olive oil would have given them soft and lovely skin. 🙂

Must ask the hubby if he fancies a bit of yagli gures. 😉 LOL

Mo Farah @ the London Marathon

mo london marathonIt is that time of year again. The London Marathon is upon us, it is to happen this weekend. As all previous London Marathons, it will be well attended; 36,000 runners and 650,000 spectators are expected from all corners of the world despite that grim occurrence at the recent Boston Marathon.

Mo Farah at the London Olympics

Mo Farah at the London Olympics

Mo Farah, the twice-gold-medalled British Olympian is expected to take part.

But what is this we hear that he will only be running the first half? We have also heard that many athletes and sportsmen/women are bemused with this decision.

Mo and his trainers have said that this is all tactical and a taster for next year’s full participation to the London Marathon. What has Mo been doing after last year’s Olympics? Surely he is the most prepared marathon runner in the world as he has been training non-stop in Portland, Oregon.

My “id” brings the cynicism in me. It tell me that this is more to do with money, money, money for the hefty appearance fee.

Hope Mo will continue to hold on to his crown and be ready for Brazil 2016.

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