Martina and Sally G warming up.
This week To Celebrate National Women’s day, 8 Great Female Olympian Athletes played womens basketball.
Fadi (Jessica Ennis Heptathlon ) Dania (Jayne Torvill, Ice skater) Del (Dame Kelly Holmes, sprinter) Sally (Rebecca Adlington Swimmer) Marta (Martina Navratilova tennis player) Andreea (Fatima Whitbread, the Javelin) Louise Victoria Pendleton, Cyclist) Sarita (Sally Gunnell, Runner)
Jessica, Jayne, Dame Kelly and Rebecca wore Blue, Martina, Fatima, Victoria and Sally G were in Orange.
Martina and Faitma were 10 minutes late getting on the court. While they warmed up the rest of us Olympians played a 3 aside 1/2 court game.
At the sound of the starting pistol we were off on full court.
Dania skated rings around us, While Fatima threw the ball from afar. Rebecca front crawled after Victoria to little avail as Victoria just cycled passed with a layup. Martina passed the ball to Victoria, Rebecca’s long arm intervened and the coach shouted the ball was OUT!
Jessica was fast, she high jumped over hurdles and shot-put the ball into the net. Until we went over hurting her ankle.
Dame Kelly even though retired from running managed to always be along side the ball giving his team mates that edge. Sally G was not happy with her Athletes defence.
So the Orange team stepped up…. to receive their wreaths and Medals.
The Gold medal of the Evening Martina
Silver Went to Sally G
Victoria, Rebecca, Jayne and Dame Kelly put their hands in. The usual cry ‘See you Next Wednesday, BADABING!
Apologies were from
Nancy (Paula Radcliff Runner) Karine (Zola Bud, runner) Rhonda, (Billy Jean King, Tennis) Amiele (Denise Lewis, Heptathlon) and Sain Christine Ohuruogu who unfortunately couldn’t make tonights game
Dame Kelly and Jessica Ennis
Jayne Torvill seeing if Dean has called