Anyhoo. I missed most of the relay. I saw the opening ceremony and the first few runners, but then I had to go to the orthodontist to get my braces tightened. By the time I got back, most of the leg had been run. Sadly, Sky News kept cutting to its reporters in Commonwealth Park and the Sunrise program re-played their sports reporter's run with the torch 3 times (I am not kidding). So I hope somebody did catch a glimpse of Dasha with the torch in the end. She deserves a bit of mainstream media attention. I'm guessing one of the newspapers tomorrow (most likely The Age) will have photos of all the torchbearers like they did with the Sydney relay.
To anyone wondering, this little fuzzy blogging duck is attending Nationals for the Senior and Junior AA/EF (Friday night), Level 10 AA/EF (Saturday daytime) and the Apparatus Challenge (Sunday). I've got access to a camera, and there will be someone else filming with me but the more the merrier, I say! Come and say hello, I don't bite! If there are about 10 people with video cameras, then just look for the short one fumbling with the equipment and looking like she has no idea what she's doing. And when she laughs, you'll see braces. That'll be me.
ETA: Here she is! Squinty-eyed but proud!
She must have been towards the very end, seeing as she's #74. Somewhere around the #70 mark, all the news stations covering it shifted focus to Commonwealth Park where the relay would end. So by all accounts, Dasha missed a stint on television.
Special thanks to covert-ops agent and media watchdog Nade.