Our day out at the London 2012 Olympic GamesBy Alan Manicom
July 31, 2012
This is one Reading family's experience of attending the London 2012 Olympics.
Reading Post head of Sport Alan Manicom took his mini-cam along with him to record every step of his journey up to Greenwich Arena and the excitement that unfolded inside:
In his video you can see what it was like from a spectator's perspective to be at the women's artistic gymnastics qualifiers on Sunday.
Alan, whose daughter Chrissi was lucky enough to obtain six tickets at £20 each through the ballot, said: "It was the first time I've even seen an event like this live and it was a truly memorable experience.
"I've never seen so many anxious looks from so many people when a huge bang rang around the building as we waited to go in.
"But there was only momentary concern as everyone quickly realised it was nothing more than a massive thunderclap as the heavens opened and the rain began to pour down."
The day was notable for a stunning display on the Uneven Bars by Great Britain's Beth Tweddle.
The City of Liverpool star qualified for next Monday’s final when she became the only gymnast to top 16 points.
The GB girls also qualified for the Team Final with only the gymnastic giants of USA, Russia, China and Romania ahead of them.
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