每日英語跟讀 Ep.K213: About Sports - Tom Daley knits away in between dives at Tokyo Olympics
Tom Daley’s way of relaxing between dives off the 10-meter tower at the Olympics keeps him in stitches. Not the laughing kind, but the knitting and crocheting kind.
The 27-year-old Brit took up the hobbies just before the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020. During lockdown, he had plenty of time to perfect his skills.
Daley knits only during the preliminaries of competitions, when there are long stretches between dives, as a way to switch off his mind.
’’If you stay all the way up here with your energy levels and thinking about the dives,’’ he said, ’’it ends up becoming quite draining by the end of it.’’
Hungarians grab their partners in nation’s wife-carrying contest 匈牙利人在該國背老婆大賽中抓住另一半
Some 40 Hungarian husbands, with their wives on their backs, clambered over rough terrain on Saturday in the nation’s second wife-carrying contest.
A previous race in October attracted only a dozen couples.
"We have just emerged from a difficult period due to the coronavirus and we need to go and have fun in the open air," Gergely Guraly, who organised the race, told Reuters.
Guraly began preparations in January for the contest, which is said to have origins dating back to the Viking age.
In modern times, the tradition is particularly established in Finland, where it has taken place since the 1990s.
Estonian races have lent their name to the Estonian style of wife-carrying, with the wife upside down and her feet over her husband’s shoulders, rather than a classic piggyback.
愛沙尼亞競賽的名字源自這種愛沙尼亞扛太太的招式，讓太太頭下腳上並把雙腳放在丈夫肩膀上，而非經典的後背式。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1471563; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1473455