Ellie Black triumphant
Ellie relaxed after her performance
These Games surpass themselves. What is taking place is incredible; there’s achievement after achievement.
This afternoon I saw snippets of the Ladies Beam Gymnastics in which the Canadian Ellie Black won gold, Australian Mary Anne-Monckton silver, and Georgina Hockenhull from Wales, bronze. These are the cold facts that speak nothing of the grace, skill, guts, determination, and countless hours of practice and pain that brought about their magnificent performances. What these girls did in terms of agility, balance and spatial movement was beyond what one would believe was possible. I applaud them and the other finalists for their outstanding achievements.