Regular readers will be aware of Stoi!’s love for British commentary. Bronwyn favours Monica Phelps, I St Barry. Recently I was watching the BBC coverage of the 2000 Olympic all-around. It’s fabulous. It was live, so you get to see everything, even the unscheduled fifth rotation.
At 2.15, near the start of the third rotation, Barry utters the following immortal words:
They’re now warming up on the vault, which seems to be back as it should be. I bet Khorkina wishes they could find some kind of problem with it, and have to go again. But it’s not going to happen.
I’m not making that up, I promise. Watch it if you don’t believe me.
I always knew he was magnificent. I didn’t know he could see the future as well.