Also, the men's gymnastics is unexpectedly riveting, and Louis Smith has the most gorgeous hands. How on earth can they even DO all those things anyway? I like the floor work best, I think, though the parallel bars are also amazing and I find it hard to believe what they do on the pommel horse is even possible. But the tumbling, with no props except their own power, just delights me, the way they leap and spring and twist.
And the cross-country was great. It's harder to watch than any of the other equestrian events, because you can't see the whole thing and there are multiple riders out on the course all the time, so even with the TV you keep cutting from one to another and never follow someone from beginning to end without a break, but it's still one of my favourite events for the drama and the speed and the nerve it takes. Just watching takes my breath away; then again, when I'm watching someone ride my whole body still moves as if I was the one on the horse, entirely unconsciously. The course was well designed, too, all the fences very nice-looking (not to mention scary!). And Mary King did well too, and she's another local athlete, so that makes me happy.
Crossposted at http://philomytha.dreamwidth.org/85