Anyone who follows me on Twitter would’ve probably noted that I’m a pretty keen athletics fan. And with the London Grand Prix currently taking place in Crystal Palace and London 2012 exactly two weeks away, suffice to say I’m pretty amped right now. One lady who shares my enthusiasm for the sport is my friend, fellow blogger, marketeer and social media expert – Ronke Adeyemi AKA Ondo Lady. Ronke is a prolific blogger who covers popular culture on her award-winning blog Ondo Lady. If you’ve yet to check out her recently revamped site, head over once you’ve finished reading.
Ronke recently reviewed the track and field themed feature film Fast Girls for The Cocoa Diaries. So without further ado, take it away…
I fell in love with athletics back in 1983 when I saw Carl Lewis dominate the inaugural World Championships. To me Carl Lewis had it all, agility, grace and most of all speed. His record winning four gold medals the following year at the LA games only cemented his position as the fastest man in the world. Since then sprint kings and queens have come and gone. The likes of Linford Christie, Merlene Ottey, Evelyn Ashford, Florence Griffiths Joyner, Maurice Greene and Michael Johnson have all delighted and thrilled us. Of course some have been better than others and some cleaner than others. On Sunday 5th August the world will wait with baited breath to see if a certain Usain Bolt can retain his title and becomes the double Olympic champion over the 100 metres.
As soon as I saw the trailer for Fast Girls, I was really keen to see it. The film is about a group of British female sprinters who are seeking glory at the World Championships.