Talk:Great Britain's Powell loses to Germany's Matthias Krieger in judo event at 2012 Paralympics

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Journalist notes[edit]


2012-08-31 judo.pdf

They did the wave as a crowd before the start. Lots of rythmic chanting to the music as the competitors entered the court.

Judo is for blind athletes. They walk out and are escorted to the matts by guides.

Dan powell draw sheet.pdf

Prelimrinary round of 16 mmen 81kg.pdf

GB v Germany[edit]

Crowd goes absolutely nutters. GBR in white. GB fans cheer loudly for him. This match they went off the matt alot.--LauraHale (talk) 10:21, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

No score at 4:18. And going to mat edge. this is 81kg. No score by 3:58.

Break while officials discuss.

Germany got 1 point by 3:37.

At 3:18, Germany scored. Brit fixed tape on his feet.

Off mat again around 2:56. Official in corner had to jump and take his chair with him to avoid the players.

2:47 ;left anmd Ger ahead 11-0/

By 2:27, Germany score again and 12-0.

At 2:21, GB gets tape on his feet fixed again.

Germany pins GB guy and score 112-0.

GBR v Iran[edit]

I know he played Iran next. Watching now at 10-10 with 3:46 left to go. Facing the Iranian loser. --LauraHale (talk) 11:26, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

repechages pinned powel. --LauraHale (talk) 11:28, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

No. Wrong powell when varified by result sheets. --LauraHale (talk) 11:38, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Powell bio[edit]

Athlete Biography Judo Flag GBR POWELL Dan Related Participant News Profile Date of Birth: 04 MAY 1991 Gender: Male Place of Birth: LIVERPOOL, Great Britain Residence: - Sport: Judo Event(s):

Men -81 kg Class: B3

Participant's Portrait HISTORICAL RESULTS Competition Highlights [Explanation of Competition Highlights (click to open/close)] GENERAL INTEREST Nickname: Sausages. He said, "Everyone says that seeing me in the morning is like watching the evolution of man. My coach was talking to me once and I was in my own little world and he threw in the word 'sausages' in the middle of a sentence. Afterwards he said, 'You didn't hear me, did you?' So now my nickname is sausages." (, 21 Nov 2011) Coach: Jean-Paul Bell [national] (, 23 Mar 2012) Sporting/Famous Relatives: His brother, Marc, is also a Paralympic judoka and his father, Terry, won medals at the Paralympics in Seoul and Atlanta. (, 21 Nov 2011,, 11 Apr 2012) Additional Information: Disability nature Visual Impairment

Start of sporting career He began judo training when he was ten. (, 11 Apr 2012)

Reason for taking up this sport He was encouraged by his family. (, 11 Apr 2012)

Hero His dad. (, 21 Nov 2011)

Superstitions / Rituals "I always have to speak to my dad before a fight about a few things. There's always the lucky pants as well - it's always little things." (, 21 Nov 2011)

General DISABILITY ORIGIN He has a visual impairment. He said, "My dad had a little club in Liverpool. We used train for about an hour a week but at the age of 16 I just wanted to go out and have fun with my mates. I started working in McDonalds. We got a call saying they were looking for VI (visually impaired) players. Then a few months later I was moving to Dartford and the full-time set-up. It all happened dead quick. That was three years ago. To now be picked for the Paralympics is mental." (, 12 Apr 2012)

RITUAL He moved to Dartford with brother Marc from the family home in Liverpool, but the pair go home most weekends. He said, "It gets a bit testing at times. We have upped sticks down here to Dartford. We live together, we eat together. We train together every day. At times it can be a bit testing but it is better to have that support to back you up. I am still Mum's baby, aren't I - but I still pick her up and put her in the sink. She loves that. Every time I go back to Liverpool I put her in the sink or the toilet.I used to be a right little fat sod, now I can just pick her up and put her in the sink!" (, 11 Apr 2012)

SCHEDULE AND RESULTS AT LONDON 2012 Date Time Sport Event Location Result Start List Results Reports FRI 31 Will follow previous JU Men -81 kg Preliminary Round of 16 POWELL Dan GBR vs KRIEGER Matthias GER ExCeL N2 - Mat 2 0003 - 1121 Draw Results Reports

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And, now, after the fact: it wouldn't have killed me to've wikified a few more words in this one! I think I may do just that later! --Bddpaux (talk)