Friday, August 22, 2008

My Favorite Olympians

With the Olympics going on, I have been really inspired by the athletes that are competing! I know that we all have our favorites that we are rooting for and I'd like to let you all know who my favorites are. (They are in no particular order).

Michael Phelps - I think it's pretty self explanatory why I like this guy.

Kerri Walsch - This girl is an awesome volleyball player, but she is also a really cool person. In all of her interviews she is always really polite and in one of her last interviews that I saw she said that she was really ready to start a family with her husband! How cool is that?!?!

Nastia Liukin - Most people might prefer Shawn Johnson, but I am all about Nastia. She is such a graceful gymnast. Sometimes gymnastics annoys me because they have all of those dumb, jerky poses that they do, but Nastia makes them look good!

Phil Dalhausser - If you have ever watched this guy play volleyball you can understand why I like him. If you can you should look up videos of him playing it's incredible!
Haley Ishimatsu - This girl is only 15 and she's an olympian! She was interviewed after she didn't make the final round and she was really emotional. She said that she is just grateful to be able to have gotten that far and that she has had a great time at the Olympics. It was refreshing to hear that.
Dara Torres - First of all....Look at that body!!! She's 41 and she was a medalist at these Olympics, and she's a mom!!! I told Ryan that I'm going to look up her training regimen. If she can do it, so can I!

--I'd just like to make a note that one of my least favorite Olympians is Usain Bolt. I'm sure many people like him, but I don't! He's a great athlete, but I think he could be just a little bit more respectful.

The Olympics aren't completely over so I'm sure I'm going to have some more favorites.


Abe said...

I agree with the Bolt man, in one of his races he could of had a better time if he wouldn't of slowed down at the end to show off.

Crystal said...

Dara Torres is my idol!