Witnessing history in the making. Moradi Nader lifts 196kg #IranianSuperhuman #Paralympics2012

“What are the odds of living in the city where the Olympics and Paralympics are happening?” – and I pinched myself again.

On Saturday I went to see Powerlifting. It was so emotional and wonderful, I couldn’t believe how strong the men were, not mentioning I felt like I’m witnessing something very special and magical, a history in the making. Here’s to the Superhumans! Here’s to the winners! Here’s to the supporters! Here’s to London! Hip hip hurrrah!

Unfortunately, all tickets to shot put were long sold out so I didn’t see our Latvian athlete Aigars Apinis break his own world record and win the gold medal. I couldn’t be more proud!

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“Kāda ir iespējamība, ka tu dzīvosi pilsētā, kurā notiek Olimpiskās un Paraolimpiskās spēles?” – un es atkal sev iekniebu.

Sestdien es gāju skatīties svarcelšanu. Tas bija tik emocionāli un brīnišķīgi, es nespēju noticēt, cik tie vīri ir specīgi! Nemaz nerunājot, ka man likās es piedzīvoju kaut ko ļoti īpašu un maģisku, vēsturi tās pašā, pašā tapšanas laikā. Par Supercilvēkiem! Par uzvarētājiem! Par atbalsītājiem! Par Londonu! Hip, hip urāāā!

Diemžēl visas biļetes uz diska mešanu jau sen bija izpārdotas, tādēļ nesanāca klātienē vērot mūsu pašu Aigara Apiņa izcilo sniegumu disciplīnā. Esmu lepna!

Zakiev Ayrat (RUS) attempts to lift 195kg.#RussianSuperhuman #Paralympics 2012
Powerlifting, Men’s 60kg category
Moradi Nader attempts to lift 203kg. He didn’t succeed, but his 196kg lift was enough to win gold! #IranianSuperhuman
The gold medalist! #IranianSuperhuman
Streaming live, the audience behind the reporter went mental (including us).
The Victory Ceremony #Superhumans #Paralympics2012
The Victory Ceremony #Superhumans #Paralympics2012
The crowd went crazy, they received standing ovations.
The Victory Ceremony #Superhumans #Paralympics2012
Medalists #Superhumans #Paralympics2012
After the Victory Ceremony; Judging panel #Superhumans #Paralympics2012
After the Victory Ceremony #Superhumans #Paralympics2012
London Excel
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