Jenni Henry says: "The swimming has all finished, so this morning we were off to the Bishan running track to see some athletics and straight from there it was to Suntec in the middle of the City to see some Judo. First time I have ever watched Judo (apart from TV). Still not sure what the rules are but, if you ...blink you can miss the whole thing, and no replays, so need to concentrate. Early supper tonight as off to Malaysia tomorrow for the day." »
Jenni Henry says: "Early start, caught bus with Mark to YOV, had breakfast and then caught bus to Singapore Sports School for the last day of swimming at the YOG. Mark was in the first heat of the day, the 200m backstroke. Mark's mum and dad, Monica and John met us at the pool, along with Joe Casser, CdM of Malta and Tamara and Maria, two Maltese athletes who had come to cheer Mark on.
Mark put in a good swim to record his second fastest ever 200m swim in 2.16.85 but he felt disappointed as he had wanted to break the Maltese record. However, on the whole, he has had a good week, breaking the 100m backstroke Maltese record and achieving A's and B's in his Biology, Physics, Maths and Chemistry AS Level exams. This is a great achievement, with the busy year that Mark has had in swimming, and is wonderful proof that at Kelly College you can be a top swimmer and a top scholar!
In the afternoon, Mark, Monica, John and I took a bus and then the underground (all transport is free for those involved in the YOG) to Orchard Road and spent the afternoon shopping. »
Jenni is under the weather, but no frogs for Mark!
Jenni: "Not feeling so good today - thought I had a cold developing last night and this morning I had a continuous running nose and sneezing - think it is the continual hot weather combined with the freezing air conditioning, hence one minute I am boiling hot and the next freezing cold, so dosing myself up with pills, keeping my distance from Mark and hoping to feel better soon.
Skipped breakfast, no appetite. Also thunder and lightning so had to delay Mark's training, but at 12.30 a break appeared in the clouds, so it was a quick walk over to the pool and Mark jumped in for his last training session. All went well - no frogs, so peaceful.
Then it was a quick lunch and back to our rooms for a rest before an early tea, a visit to see some photos that the 'young photographers' (volunteer photographers) took of Mark on Tuesday. Some great photos - hopefully they will be published at a later date.
Now in the TV room catching up with emails, checking up on results from the ASA Nationals and then to bed, early rise tomorrow to go to the Singapore Sports School for the 200m backstroke heats." »