Working together, Sadako's class wins the relay!
Sadako was an exceptional athlete in any class.
| The Bamboo class relay team
Sadako is in the middle of the front line.
( October 1954 Courtesy of Shigao Sasaki, Photo: Tsuyoshi Nomura
During the class relay on the spring Field Day, because Sadako's Bamboo
class fumbled the baton pass, the Bamboos came in last place for the entire
6th grade. The Bamboos decided to practice relay racing every day after
school. The fleet-footed Sadako shone at these practices. Even the fastest
boys could not keep up with her.
Thanks to those practices, when the fall Field Day came, the Bamboos easily
outran every other class and claimed the victory.