As the world is carefully keeping an eye on tsunami threat in Hawaii, Poles are uniting in opposite emotions – celebrating their golden medal won tonight by Justyna Kowalczyk in women's cross country 30km in Vancouver. Polish microblogging platform Blip.pl delivered updates on real-time reactions of the Polish viewers throughout the competition.
Viewers like dulak posted [PL] their plans to watch the broadcast:
dulak: Off to watch the 30km race. I hope for a medal.
Desire expressed [PL] the support for Kowalczyk:
desire: I cheer on justyna kowalczyk;-) #olimpiada
Maluminse [PL] fed continuous updates on developments:
#vancouver change of skis by Justyna. for second time already
#VANCOUVER and only Bjoergen and Kowalczyk will fight for victory. Is Justyna going to lose for 3rd time? Half of Poland counts on a medal, other half for gold
#vancouver 700 meters to finish
#VANCOUVER and on the stadium already. Historic moment after 38 years.
Dulak's blip [PL] expressed emotions of the viewers…
I cannot stand it, it's an incredibly tight fight #vancouver
…finally sharing [PL] the good news:
WE HAVE GOLD!!!!
Desire added [PL]:
wonderful Justyna! what an emotional finish!!!!my throat is hurting!!!!wonderfulwonderful!!#olimpiada
Cobrrra joined others in cheering, sharing a picture of the TV screen with the word ‘GOLD!!!’ all over it:
#VANCOUVER JUSTYNA HAS GOLD!!!!
At this stage viewers shared their impressions too. PWNZOR expressed disbelief [PL]:
#vancouver za [blip]: ZOMG, WTF, LOL!!!!!1111 seriously, I did not expect that any of us would get gold:D
Structus admitted [PL] that his entire neighbourhood was cheering the great news:
What emotions!! Wonderful ending, shouts all over the estate and gold for Kowalczyk #olimpiada
Muszi even mentioned [PL] the fireworks:
The neighbour out of joy did a small fireworks show for us :D Well done Justyna! [#olimpiada]
And afterwards we have received another blip [PL] on a bronze medal won by Polish speed skaters:
Another medal at #Vancouver! What an evening – speed skaters in team run win bronze! What a wonderful run!