Insufficiently Plucky Belgians

I’ve just learned that earlier this morning the British Wheelchair Rugby team beat the Belgians in their opening match in this Paralympic Games in Athens.

“It all happened in the third quarter after a very slow start.�We put on two blocking chairs to contain the Belgians.”

I’m sorry not to be there myself, as an old friend, Justin Frishberg, is in the team, but my earlier plan to descend on Athens this week for the Games has been sidelined by other stuff keeping me here in Oxford, which is a shame.Go Justin…

UPDATE [6pm]: I’ve just seen a couple of minutes of highlights of this game on BBC2 — and just wanted to plug a documentary about the GB team (Sweet Chariots) that’s going to be screened on TV on Tuesday at 7.30pm…

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