I'm seriously obsessed with the Olympics. Although I've always thought the Olympics were awesome, I think my intense obsession with them first began when I watched Kerri Strug's vault on a broken ankle to secure the team gold in the Atlanta 1996 games.
The Olympic Trials though, provide almost as much awesomeness. Last week I got plenty of inspiration through watching Amy Hastings dominating her way to the Olympics and David Boudia scoring some 10's in the 10-meter-platform diving event.
So when I realized that the Diving Trials was nearby, I knew I HAD to go. HAD TO!
AND I got to meet another awesome blogger in the process - Jill! We turned out to watch two semifinal events: the women's 3-meter-springboard and the men's 10-meter-platform.
The women's 3-meter-springboard event was awesome and I quickly discovered my two favorites: Cassidy Cook and Christina Loukas (Loukas made it to the Olympics, Cook sadly did not). But it turns out that the REALLY awesome event is truly the 10-meter-platform. It is is just SO HIGH! Taller than a 3 story building, I cannot even imagine jumping off that platform, let alone doing 3 somersaults with a twist off it. AND starting from a handstand position.
In conclusion, I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE OLYMPICS!!!
What's your favorite Olympic event? I love gymnastics, swimming, the marathon (obviously), track events, oh the list goes on and on!