Monday, August 20, 2012

Not so bad after all

Crrrk! I struggled to free my foot from the mud. Icky, slimy, yucky mud  was stuck to my shoe. It felt if it was fighting through my shoe  to get my foot wet.

On Friday last week Pt England School had their 2012 cross country.  We all gathered on our school court and was put into our age groups. Everybody was also put in a house group. I was in Mataatua, all of the Mataatua wore green to support our house. House leaders made cheers and wore their house colours too like Takitimu yellow, Tainui blue, Te Arawa red and Mataatua Green.

When it was our turn to run I felt excited because I just couldn’t wait until I finished. All of us was standing on the starting point waiting until Mr Burt said on ‘’your mark, get set’’ CLAAP! as he claps the clapper. That meant for us to go. Everyone was running on a slow pace around the fields until we arrived at the reserve. People was struggling to run because their feet were stuck to the mud and was hard to run and move.

Me and Nezinli was running together. We jogged across the reserve and came out through the bush walk. Nezinli and I past a lot of mud puddles and slippery concrete. We tried our best to keep up and finish with a good placing.  I crossed the line first then he followed.

I think I done well coming 9th. I done my very best

Thank you to Miracle for checking my work.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Nadia Elena Comaneci

Nadia Comaneci is most famous for scoring a perfect ten in gymnastic.
She was born on November 12th, 1961 in Onesti Romania.
Like most athlete she started participating gymnastic young around the age of six. Her first National competition for gymnastic was at the age nine.

When she was growing up the Europeans won the gymnastics sports in the Olympic games. Nadia competed at the European Championship, won for the best all around.  

While she was competing in the 1980 Olympic games which was held in Moscow, she was unable to repeat her outrageous performance that she accomplished in the 1976 Olympics.

Nadia Comaneci has inspired a lot of young and old people for scoring a perfect ten in gymnastics. It is written on the Olympic history how she scored an perfect ten in gymnastic.

Thank you to Siokapesi and Samson

Friday, August 3, 2012

What makes a good athlete?

What do you think makes a good athlete? I think to become a great athlete you will have to practise to make perfect. You will need to drink heaps of water and have perseverance, dedication, determination and desire.

People who is determined to learn good athletic skill will succeed in any sport. Coordination is very important in sports too. If you practice in what ever you do you will improve a lot. Mental skills will help you succeed at sports. Perseverance not giving up and achieving your goals.

I believe the key to be an awesome athlete is hard work and perseverance. Anybody can achieve their goals by doing your very best.