Monday, 20 October 2008

Gold I say, GOLD!

It's not every day you get to meet a superhero, but this weekend I got lucky. Sitting at my right hand side at an intimate dinner party was no less than Matthew Mitcham, who claimed the 10m platform diving Gold in Beijing - as mentioned in my earlier post here

The whole experience felt surreal, and the rest of the dinner party was equally engaging, great food, great host, fantastic venue. Matthew is a true delight. Often the reality of meeting someone doesn't meet expectation when there's been so much hype, but in this case - the reality was well beyond expectation. Oh and he speaks fluent French, which just puts mine to shame. 

I see great things ahead for this man and I think he can see them too. 

3 comments:

Co said...

Wow, you sure are a lucky guy. I supported Matthew wholeheartedly and it's nice to hear he really deserves all the praise. I sure hope we will see a lot more of him in the future.

But I wonder what all this was about? What kind of a dinner party was that? You want to share some more? :)

lynnette said...

did you manage to form coherent sentences still?;)

Superchilled said...

Co: I'm sure we will see more of him in the future. He's not been back in the country very long.

lynnette: it was hard, very hard, but I managed to speak reasonably fluently, most of the time.