Saturday, August 20, 2011
Training complete onto competition!
USA successfully completed all classification of their 4 new athletes. We then had a very successful mid day training schedule and rounded off the day with the parade of nations and opening ceremonies. The parade of athletes were escorted in by 3 Irish bagpipers. Veteran athlete Lee Lobmeyer carried the Team USA sign and flag bearer was Luke Labas of Fort Wayne. Pairs drew Portugal (2nd in world), Belgium (7th) and Argentina (19th). Their goal is to sweep all three games tomorrow and move out of pool into elimination rounds on Monday. Team drew Great Britain, Hong Kong and Brazil in pool play. We are attempting to load pictures to the blog, however due to internet connections have been unsuccessful. Stay tuned as we work to resolve these issues a send photographs!