Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Olympic Fever - Let's Hear it for the Women!

Whatever will I blog about when this week is over? The Team USA women are winning medals left and right! Shawn Johnson & Nastia Liukin, who won gold and silver for all-around gymnastics, won gold and silver in more gymnastics- balance beam & uneven bars. Stephanie Tranton Brown won the gold for discus throw, first American women to do that since 1932! Mariel Zagunis got the gold for Fencing, Anna Tunnicliffe for sailing, Dawn Harper for hurdles....the list goes on. Not to mention all the silver & bronze medals, too. The media seems to think it's all about the gold medals, but when you think about it, there's only 3 medals given out for any event, so even bronze is fabulous!
Women's beach volleyball finals is tonight, so I'll be keeping tabs on that!

I believe the men are getting some medals here & there, too.

And all the athletes are so very gracious, sweet and intelligent when being interviewed - as well as having whole heads full of incredibly unrealistically white teeth! Chiclet heads!

2 comments:

K. A. Laity said...

I'm just glad to see you writing regularly, kiddo!

The Queen said...

Well, lucky for you, I'm so bored with the Olympics...good thing they're done!