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This Youtube video brought back a lot of memories for me.  I was far from being an elite gymnast, but I sure do remember such things as the stomach exercises on the bars, the stretching exercises (the splits on the raised mats and stretching your leg while someone pushes it to your ear!), prepping the bars by adding or removing additional chalk and the running and dancing around the mats.  And…the endless hours of practices!!!

Gymnastics is a hard sport.  It takes dedication, courage and commitment.  I really do miss the sport.  However, I know my body definitely doesn’t!

This is just hilarious!  Paul Hunt did an excellent job at depicting a gymnast in competition with a twist!

As a former gymnast, I truly enjoyed watching this video.  I hope that you enjoy it too!

Mariel Zagunis won the gold medal in the women’s sabre this Saturday. Mariel is an Oregon native and is a highly decorated athlete. Read about some of her accomplishments here.

I prefer watching the Summer Olympics over the Winter Olympics. There are more events that interest me in the summer games than the winter games. Of course, my favorite even to watch is women’s gymnastics. I watched the preliminaries last night. Shawn Johnson is probably one of my favorites although Nastia Liukin is also fun to watch. Its pretty funny, no matter how long I have been out of the sport myself, I still get sweaty palms watching the competitions. I really miss the sport, but I know my body doesn’t!!!

Other events that I enjoy watching is men’s swimming as well as the diving competitions.

What are your favorite events to watch during the Summer Olympics?

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