Isabelle Provost
 Human resources, 32 (French)
I didn’t watch it that much but I watched some men’s and women’s judo. I was impressed by the faces of the athletes, like when (Kaori) Matsumoto got the gold; she had so much determination on her face.

IT, 22 (American)
I will remember (the women’s) soccer (final) between the United States and Japan the most. I like both teams because I’m originally from the U.S. but now I’m living here in Japan.

Aya Sasaki
Part-time worker, 38 (Japanese)
I was moved by the double amputee athlete from South African, Oscar Pistorius. He couldn’t win, coming in last (in the 400 meters semifinal), but for sure he’s faster than the average person. He was very impressive.

Company employee, 35 (Japanese)
I was interested in men’s gymnastics, there were a lot of people expecting (Kohei) Uchimura to win a gold medal, it was not easy for him but eventually he prevailed. I was very impressed.

Mayumi Ota
Housewife, 54 (Japanese)
I enjoyed watching the men’s and women’s badminton matches because I have been playing the game for a long time. Both the men’s and women’s teams did a good job.

Wayne Spencer
Retired, 66 (Canadian)
I will remember Japan’s success. I’ve been here for the whole thing and watched it every night. The women seemed to be on the television a lot, and I thought they performed spectacularly.

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