This has to be one of the shortest write ups I have ever done. However, that in no way will detract from the explosive results obtained by three of our Tigers, whose roars penetrated right into the Ether. How's that for an impact?
Firstly Alex Hartmann was back in furious form for the Senior 100m Men's semi finals. As Alex loaded himself into his blocks he felt the monumental excitement of this event beating out of his chest, and could not hide his gleeful shining eyes. You can't make this stuff up. This was a man invigorated by the fact that he knew his coach Travis Venema was watching whilst furiously shoving popcorn into his mouth. Alex ran a time of 10.62 seconds immediately qualifying for finals. Godamn!
Secondly Naa Anang ran in the Senior Women's 100m final coming second with a time of 11.67 seconds. If Naa wanted to impress me and the global community at large, I think it's safe to say she's going the right way about it. Furthermore, after her stunning performance, I suggest we all lobby the Brisbane City council to create statues in Naa's image as soon as possible. We will benefit by being inspired, and the profit for Tourism Australia will spike exponentially. Congrats Naa.
Lastly we had the man who knows no limitations - Josh Cowley compete. Josh jumped a total of 7.44m during the Senior Men's Long Jump Final to come fourth overall. As he flew through the air it is rumoured that not a single strand of hair flew out of place and that his eyes twinkled. For that, the cameras thanked him. This airborne warrior, and defender of human kind did us proud, and for that we cheer his name and toast in his honour. Congrats Josh.
That's the news for Day 2 of Oceania. It's been so exciting seeing so many of our Tigers compete at this extremely high standard of competition. Onwards to Day 3.