Thursday, August 20, 2009
A tribute to Berlino: the Mascot of the 2009 World Championships
I was watching the World Championships from Berlin today and that Bear Mascot, Berlino, keeps getting funnier and funnier. He is all over the track. So today a bit of a tribute.
Here is the funniest clip shown. Melanie Walker of Jamaica rode the bear after winning the 400 meter hurdles. Things did not go well for the bear or Melanie but everyone was OK.
Here is a clip of the last laps of the men's 10,000 meter race won by Kenesia Bekele. Start watching at about 4 minutes. That bear is a pretty good runner!
Celebrating with Kenensia Bekele
Unfortunately the Jamaican women's 100 meter runners do not seem to want to spend time with Berlino after their finals.
Berlino seems to be the only "person" that can keep up with Usain Bolt!
And even amuses him as he does his own sprint!
Robert Harting of host nation Germany celebrating his discuss gold medal.
Video here: Watch 1:20 in for Berlino's ride! or here:
Hugs for everyone. Jessica Ennis of Great Britain and Northern Ireland celebrating the gold in the women's heptathlon.
Anna Rogowski of Poland celebrating the pole vault gold medal.
Berlino even celebrates with last place finishers. Here is Japan's Yukari Sahaku with hugs after finishing last in the woman's 10,000 meter race.