Friday, 6 September 2013
Diamond League Meeting Zurich
On Thursday 29th August Alessio and I had tickets for the athletics diamond meeting in Zurich, this was the first time I had ever been to a sporting event. We were really lucky to have front row seats and were able to see the athletes very close.
The events we saw were the pole vault, long jump, high jump, javelin, shot put and of course many races. Just before the races started it went deadly silent which was quite amazing to witness, and then the cheering started. The highlight being the men`s 100m race which had of course Usain Bolt, among other well known runners.
He won and since we were seated near the tv crews, he gave lots of interviews for the telly and we saw him up close. He did the lap of honor, much to the delight of the crowd, his race was nearly the last of the evening. A few more races and then we had the end ceremony, which was rather spectacular, wonderful fireworks and then lots of balls were let loose for the crowd to catch and pass on. Alessio really wanted to get one, as you can imagine, but sadly they did not come to us.
We headed off home, with a very sleepy boy, but he did say he had had a wonderful time, and it was a really great experience and brilliant atmosphere. If you are able to get tickets for next year so, I would recommend it. Also next year is European Athletics Championship in Zurich from 12 to 17th August, tickets are now available.