Monday, July 30, 2012

OOOOOOOOOOOlympics

I don't know about you....but I'm feeling all American-y this week.....and loving some Olympics. And specifically some of the USA female Olympians and learning all about them. 

MISSY FRANKLIN
Sport: Swimming 
Fun Fact: Missy is 6' 1" and is nicknamed "The Missile" 

LOLO JONES
Sport: Track & Field 
 
Fun Fact: LoLo is of Native America, African American, French and Norwegian descent 

GWEN JORGENSEN
Sport: Triathlon
Fun Fact: Gwen earned her degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin...even going on to pass the CPA exam

HOPE SOLO
Sport: Soccer
Fun Fact: Hope was a contestant on the 13th season of Dancing With the Stars 

JORDYN WIEBER
Sport: Gymnastics
Fun Fact: Jordyn is a volunteer at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

SHALANE FLANAGAN
Sport: Running
Fun Fact: Shalane holds the record for being America's fastest distance runner

MARLEN ESPARZA
Sport: Boxing
Fun Facts: Marlen was her student body president and graduated in the top 2% of her class


I have to say, there is nothing better than watching the American flag rise up to the sound of our national anthem. Am I right or am I right? America rules. 

Who are you watching this year?!

26 comments:

PrettyPhysicist said...

gymnastics! I'm watching the artistic gymnastics like it's my job ... makes me nostalgic. and feel old. lol

Ginger said...

Gabby Douglas, gymnastics, has caught my eye. She even said on tv that she meditates on scripture, "The Bible helps me."

Angel said...

i love all these facts!
of course i think gymnastics is the best ever. and i'm becoming a swimming fan but only because of ryan. i was SO bummed about jordyn last night. i think aly and gabby are amazing and will do really well, but i wish jordyn was on the AA team.

Sarah said...

I was glued to the tv ALL weekend :) and felt super guilty about stuffing my face and lounging around as all these athlete people took over my tv. ha and I almost cried for Jordyn last night. Such an unfair rule and I think it's terrible they made her give an interview right then...

Jamie said...

Those are some serious bodies. Holy jeez.

Rissy said...

I haven't watched any of the olympics this year really... I know I know shame on me! I enjoyed reading all these fun facts though : )


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Shannon said...

If Gwen passed the CPA exam, she's my favorite.

CPAs have to stick together! :)

Shannon said...

If Gwen passed the CPA exam, she's my favorite.

CPAs have to stick together! :)

Erin said...

No lie, I totally tear up when they play USA's national anthem! I freaking love the Olympics!!

Tiffany said...

I'm obsessed wth with the Olympics. I seriously did nothing last night but park it there for about 5 hours! In addition to your list, I also love Sonya Richards-Ross (track and field)...she is so well spoken in her interviews and kick ass on the track! I'm a huge Michael Phelps fan as well!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

Amy G. said...

Love love love the Olympics! Gymnastics is my absolute fave! Go America!

Heidi said...

I'm so sad I missed synchronized diving! It is mesmerizing!

Samantha said...

Love it! I love watching every sport! Especially volleyball keep your eye out for #10 today :)

Jenna@The Life of the Wife said...

I'm glad someone is as obsessed with the Olympics as I am!! I love the gymnastics..which I was kind of shocked I did! :)

katie michelle said...

oh, interesting stuff there! i'm pretty much obsessed with the olympics right now. husband is already kind of over it, ha!
xo

Fit With Flash said...

GIRL! I know... i'm exhausted so far from staying up to watch all the coverage... Sister needs a dvr. BAD. ; )

Lindsay said...

I was glued to NBC all weekend, I love the Olympics! And these ladies are all so inspiring! I think swimming is always exciting to watch. I'm happy Ryan Lochte won and I hope he continues to dominate!

Jessie said...

Great post!!! I'm glued to the Olympics!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

girl, i am OBSESSED with the Olympics. reasons #52198 that it's a bummer we are not "hang out anytime we want friends." i cannot wait for track - and i'm obsessed with gymnastics (you know this!), cycling, and swimming!

fashiongamble said...

I just heard about a 17 year old girl that boxes! I hope she winsè

Katie said...

I've been watching a surprising amount of the Olympics this year. Mainly swimming and gymnastics. Poor Michael Phelps not winning anything. I really wanted him to beat the record for medals but I have a feeling it is not going to happen. And I really hope that one guy who is a Gymnast wins something. I can't remember his name but he was the one in the music video for Gym Class Hereos song "The Fighter." And his story is so good. I hope he wins something. I just feel so proud of my country when watching.

(so sorry for the novel length comment! I have a habit of doing that haha)

Alyssa said...

I am such a Hope Solo fan!!! Loving the Olympics this year!

Katy said...

I love the Olympics and that you focused on some of the amazing women that are representing our country! Swimming is my favorite sport to watch (I was a swimmer for 16 years) followed closely by gymnastics. Missy Franklin has been my favorite to watch; she has such an awesome attitude.

Sara Louise said...

Our girls kick ass!!! :)

Tabitha Mahoney said...

Love the fun facts!!

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

i love how you documented only the women....bc well we rock! i have been enjoying them as well, its been so great to watch!

xo kelly