...er... overlooking that whole World War 2 thing of course... let's... let's not go there.
Anyway. They put up with our backpackers and beer-drinkers and they bring about some good results to our gymnasts.
Congratulations to Lauren Mitchell for her silver medals on beam and floor, between Cheng Fei and Yang Yilin on both counts; to Prashanth Sellathurai for a hard-fought pommel silver; and to Philippe Rizzo for making a great post-injury comeback and snaring a bronze on high bar as well as a 5th place on parallel bars.
Notes from the DTB site via Triple Full blog:
Lauren Mitchell suffered a big wobble after her layout stepout, layout back combo, but got a lot of applause for her double squat turn, and a well-deserved silver medal too.
Lauren Mitchell went out of bounds on her piked full-in and fell out of her triple turn, but nailed her double Arabian and other passes for her second silver of the day.
(Mez sez: She's doing a piked full-in now!?)
While no videos of Lauren's routines have surfaced, you can *just* catch her towards the end of Cheng Fei's gold medal-winning beam routine here. LeoWatch: She appears to be wearing the Beijing team final leotard, or something very much like it.