Monday, August 11, 2008

2008 olympics

ron and i have been watching the olympics every night. my favorite events, of course, are swimming and gymnastics.
we watchted the men's 4 X 100 freestyle relay. holy cow! i used to swim, so for me, that was exciting! i said this was going to be "the" moment for USA, and that's all i heard today.
my sisters and i were lucky to swim the same event on the high school swim team. there were 4 of us and my dad was so proud of us, and still tells people about it today!! he used to coach, and got a team out of us somehow. he even calls us "team" when we're all back together and are heading out somewhere. "Come on, Team! reservations are in 10 minutes, let's hustle!"
anyway, i didn't think it was going to happen, but somehow from a body length behind, Lezak came from behind. his last 10 strokes were incredible. it was like he was lifting out of the water his feet were kicking so hard. awesome!
the gymnastics are getting better too. people aren't falling on there faces like they used to. i remember the 96 olympics 3 men landed flat on their face and bounced off the ground. everyone is getting better at sticking the landings.

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