Going With Dad To Meet The 2012 Olympic Stars

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Just to prove Tim’s point on mixing with the ‘great and good’ in his comment in yesterday’s blog post, the 1,000th post on HTBS, Greg Denieffe of HTBS sent some photos from his visit to the Olympic Rowing Regatta. Greg brought his daughters, Hannah, 6, and Maeve, 3. Greg writes, ‘There are plenty of wonderful photos on the internet and in the papers, but these are the ones that are special to me’. I am sure that Hannah and Maeve will agree, and in many decades from now the girls will tell their children and grandchildren how their father brought them to the Olympic Rowing Regatta at Eton Dorney so they could talk to the Olympians and hold their medals – it was at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

When we didn’t have any Olympic tickets one day, we went to the 1948’s instead.

Richard Chambers from Coleraine shows Hannah and Maeve his ML4- silver medal.

Peter Chambers got a silver, too.

Got our hands on an Olympic Torch. Unfortunately, we had to give it back.

Bowman Kasper Winther of the Danish lightweight four shows Hannah his bronze medal after a breathtaking final. RSA won their country’s first ever rowing gold denying GBR on the line after DEN had led for 1,800m.

The one and only Iztok Cop of Slovenia with his hard won 4th Olympic medal. He turned 40 in June and won his first in 1992. This was Hannah’s favourite moment of a very special day.

(Copyright © photographs Greg Denieffe)

One comment

  1. Great to see you enjoyed the racing and the met the stars. Lovely photos of Hannah and Maeve.

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