I watched this live and it feelt like i was his avatar. I was so nervous and full of hope that "we" will make this shot. When he did it, i was so proud for "us". I know...but i was a kid who was happy to see someone having a moment of his life, and no matter how i see the world as a grown up...all fuck'd up and shit...i am still trying to preserve that kid inside me. Happy for your happines. Fuck ya all <3
19/07/21
The arrow flew right above the cauldron, but not into it.
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19/07/21
I remember watching a documentary stating that he actually missed that shot and that the fire was automatically lit
19/07/21
Also me watching three cauldron on fire
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19/07/21
I saw this live, it was epic, i was 10 years old, it was unbelievable.
19/07/21
Nice shot
19/07/21
Imagine uefa champions league theme song playing just after he lights the cauldron...
19/07/21
Yes.. I remember him
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19/07/21
Captain: Olympic Stadia Torches have remote ignition switches built into them in case the lighting torch fails or the flame goes out during the games. You would have seen the torch flaming up even if the arrow went really close to it without hitting.
19/07/21
I would have choked, even on the second try. They’d have said “well guys its ok he did his best”. Btw nice to see so many others here who beat the 27 club.
19/07/21
I said hey man nice shot...... nice shot man.
19/07/21
I remember this
19/07/21
That was good, but seeing Ali going up the steps to light it was the best.
19/07/21
You can actually see the arrow passing the cauldron at 00:53,(observe the gap in the stand, can the arrow taking the dive) like someone said it went above, then it was lit, giving an illusion that the arrow lit the fire. Nevertheless appreciate the talent an aim, it's really really hard to even fabricate something like this in front of the whole world watching.
19/07/21
Why do they make it such a big deal? That torch rarely stay lit the for whole trip. He's probably hold a flame that has gone off several times already before it reached the stadium.
19/07/21
9yrs old when i watched this and had been etched in my mind likes a core memory. Magical times as a kid
19/07/21