Daegu Opening Ceremony rivaled the Olympics (on smaller scale)

I wasn’t in Daegu, but many of my Facebook friends were. They raved about the hospitality. One element was the Opening Ceremony. This 5-minute video devotes a big chunk to the performing acts. They seem professional and energetic. The clips that followed were kind of strange, starting with racewalkers. But a fair mix of throws (even the outdoor jav and discus) and jumps are shown with the sprints and hurdles. We see Bill Collins winning the M65 60, and Christa Bortignon long jumping. Lots of hugging shots (which I love). Who else do you see? Nice work by Andrew Purcell, or whoever made the video he posted.

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April 7, 2017

3 Responses

  1. Rob Jerome - April 8, 2017

    Great video! Some other Americans spotted in it: Kathleen Frable, Karl Hawke, Bob Cozens.

  2. Great video...compares to Miyazaki... - April 8, 2017

    Masters track…..on a deeper level, we give people hope….

  3. Quick Silver - April 9, 2017

    The video included a few scenes from the athletes’ party, described on Facebook as a “wild dance party”. Even if Gangnam style is not your style, you would have to admit that they lined up a really excellent DJ.

    I didn’t notice Stan Perkins on the dance floor, but Margit Jungmann and Maria Calfano (WMA veep and secretary respectively) showed us some moves. A wild party, I must agree.

    Quick Silver
    Hong Kong

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