The big news of the day is Mozambique is on track to win another medal – in Women’s Boxing. Maria Machongua in the Women’s Light 57-60kg category is sure to get something; one more round will determine which colour. There are only three girls in the team here in Glasgow, and two of them will have won medals. I will forbear from making a politically feminist remark at this juncture. ……. Go Girls!
There was a lot of excitement when the team got back in the car after the bout. But it was all go last night; no time for hanging about at the SECC, but straight off to Hampden Park for some athletics.
It was my first trip there; I managed to get to the traffic jam around the stadium with no trouble, and if I had managed to work out where I was in relation to it (broadly is it to the East of me, or to the West) my passengers might have thought that I had navigated perfectly when we arrived at the right entrance entirely by chance and just at the moment I was about to start apologising for getting lost. You wouldn’t think it would be so hard to spot a sports venue of that size when you’re so close to it!
I can’t let the dinner I had at the Village last night pass unremarked; a perfect exemplar of Scottish canteen: chilli con carne, roast potatoes with mixed corn and green beans. The alternative was a beefburger in a bread roll, with roast potatoes……