Women In The Olympics Are Fabulous



I have been loving the Olympics.
I have tivo'd it all and have been fast forwarding through all the stuff I don't want to see. Not to be a total "Girl" but I love the Gymnastics. I think the judges have been hard on the Americans and oh so nice to the ten year old Chinese girls (okay they're eleven. But they are not sixteen!)

That's why when Nastia (pictured above) won the womens all around I down right bawled! She was so happy, all that hard work and training. (Although I am hearing that the Chinese girls get to see their parents once a year if they're lucky, sad.) To work that hard and achieve your ultimate goal is amazing. She was so emotional getting her medal. I loved it.

Dara Torres held up one of the semi final races because a fellow swimmer from another country ripped her suit needed to change. She told all the other girls to wait no matter what the Olympic committee said. Then she went on to win! Don't you just love her! She acts like she's one of the sixteen year olds but in reality she's mature enough to know true sportsmanship!

11 comments:

Her Shabbyness: Sweet 'n Southern said...

Yes, Nastia is pretty darn amazing. When she's a college graduate, she and I will share the same Alma Mater. How cool is that?? Now, if only I was involved in the alumni committee... hmmm

Melissa said...

I am loving the Olympics too, and I agree that the judges have been VERY hard on the Americans! I'm very happy Nastia won. She was incredible and absolutely deserved her win!

Don't want to spoil anything for you, but I'd love to hear your opinion of the uneven bars final once you see it!

Jennifer said...

That's about all I watch--gymnastics--and yes amazing!! :))

Ashley said...

I love the gymnastics too, especially the women's, and I LOVED watching that!!!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

I've been glued to my tv with many late nights! Nastia is so elegant while Shawn is so darn cute! They are both fabulous and I totally agree, the judges were hard on them...

And, yeah...if those Chinese gymnasts are 16, I just turned 25! ;)

Kiki said...

Dara Torres is the stuff!! I just love her grace and tenacity,watching her win was thrilling!!!

I'm still working on getting my reception pics up..I know the moment is passed, but I am determined!!!

Eloise said...

We have really enjoyed the Olympics too! I was sad to hear that the live coverage of big events is ending (they're giving Europe a turn to see things live). I had not heard that story about Dara Torres. I already thought she was cool, but that really solidifies my opinion!

Clare said...

I have been totally obsessed with women's gymnastics too! It is so great, and I puffy heart Shaun Johnson!

Lindsay said...

I am loving the Olympics this year! I was so glad when Nastia won the gold, you know how hard and long our girls worked. I am glad that all of our Olympians have hit puberty!

ilovepink said...

I cried too! I thought it was just my hormones!!!

Brie said...

Yep, these gals are awesome! Plus you have to love Nastia rocking the pink leotard!