Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ready to kick butt and take names

Toni Rivero has just turned 20 yet she goes to Beijing having already experienced Olympic competition in Athens where she was eliminated in the semi-final repechage of the under 67kg category by the eventual silver medallist. Rivero’s most significant achievement so far was the silver medal she won at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha. However, she has established a record of consistent achievement at regional level having won twice at the South East Asian Games and secured her place in Beijing with a second-place finish at a special Olympic qualifying competition in Vietnam last year.

Here's something I wrote about Toni earlier in the year.

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