Take 2 — London Calling
Quiet meal turns into bronze-medal moment
After experiencing the gymnastic medal round for the uneven bars, rings and vault, we chose Union Square restaurant to have lunch and relax. A perfect table, in a nice quiet corner ... but oh, no! A group of loud, rowdy Italians came and sat down next to me. Peace and quiet gone?
Moments later, the TV cameras and press arrived and, to my surprise, in the group was Matteo Morandi, the Italian gymnast who won the bronze medal on the rings. He was so gracious, and he signed autographs and posed for photos with all the gymnastic fans, including me. What an Olympic moment! That's the closest I'll get to a bronze medal.
Kris Andrews with Matteo Morandi and his bronze medal. Photo courtesy of Kris Andrews