Sep 6 2012 By Lucy Michaeloudis
Wednesday was a busy day although luckily I’d handed in my articles the night before.
I woke early in the morning to watch the athletics, I hadn’t been back to the stadium since the Opening Ceremony and it was interesting to see its transformation into an athletics field. It was a busy morning for athletics and I saw discus, shot put, long jump as well as many medal ceremonies.
I was lucky enough to watch David Weir win gold and felt very proud seeing the union jack hoisted up and the national anthem being played. I was able to watch the women’s heats and relay races with the visually impaired runners and their guides. We all had to hush when the baton was passed so the runner could hear instructions from the guide, but on the last stretch the crowd went wild!
In the afternoon I went to Brick Lane to see an exhibition I had written about for the German edition of the newspaper. I interviewed Priscilla Sutton in July about her exhibition “Spare parts”.
It’s a great exhibition where artists have been invited to use pre loved prosthetics as a canvas. On display as well are the cheetah blades used by runners such as Oscar Pistorius. Having heard so much about the exhibition it was lovely to go and see it. The artwork made out of a prosthetic eye is a particular favourite of mine! Another must see is the bionic hand as well as beautiful artistic images of the diamente “speaker” leg to appear at the closing ceremony! I really would recommend heading down to the Rag Factory to see it if you get a chance.
But the day did not end there, the team had a dinner with the board members of DGUV the German social accident insurance to thank them for their support and share our experiences so far. It was a lovely evening and a good chance to thank everyone that has made our project possible.