Saturday, August 23, 2008
These two girls are the light of the show. Bringing to the competition grace, flexiblity, and absolute POWER, they dominated in a tight squeeze. Might I recognize Nastia's one gold, two silver, and one bronze as a wonderful accomplishment. I watched every single event - down from the team competition to the all-around finals. Go, Nastia! Poor Alicia Sacramone, with her unfortunate misses, did not have the as-successsful empowerment as the tall, bright, and graceful Nastia Liukin, and the short, stouty, and poppy Shawn Johnson. USA won silver, but might I add they got beat by a couple of thirteen year old Olympic amateurs via the Chinese. Floor and beam were the hardest - yet the most riveting - to watch. Nastia's entirely wonderful uneven bars routine resulted to the miss of the Americans. He Kexin should not be in the games, and would not be in the games if they were in another country. What a fall.
Nastia. Oh, Nastia. Tears spring to my eyes in the last seconds of competition. So close, so tight, and yet so incredibly fascinating. Watch it again. And again. There's no stopping. She became the most prized possesion of the United States, and continues to lead that pathway. Tall, lean, muscley, and graceful. Definitely the new Nadia Comaneci and Mary Lou Retton. A masterpiece beyond comparison. There's not much you can say about it but "perfect". If the new and awful scoring system had not been redeemed, she would be recieving perfect 10s left and right. It'd be honorary, not to mention mandatory in her case.
Shawn. When you see her, you witness a wonderful event. Her stout figure gives her the ability she needs. She flies quickly and lands thuddingly. Although Nastia lands like a buttefly, you must give Shawn credit for creating a whole to competition to witness. They are complete oppisites, and each event is new, exciting, and defines them quite perfectly. Shawn's Olympics were fantastic. She did a great job, and although handed only one gold medal, just as Nastia, she obtained a perfect rememberance of the experience. Dawned under pressure due to the mistakening Chinese gymnasts, she competed quite well and met up with their height. I do believe she did a wonderful job.
As for the Phelps World Record, I am shocked. Not toally surprised, but shocked at him. He's tall, lean, muscly and eats a million pounds per day. Go, Mikey P!!!
For now, I wait in awe at what the next Olympics will be like.
These girls are, first of all, equisite and talented females. They work for their lives to win that single gold medal, and for some time, they are frazzled and unsure. Their lives must be pretty competitive. But, here's my say to the story: Nastia Liukin is my favorite gymnast. Her grace and dependibility are so unique. USA dominated in gymnastics. Thanks to Nastia and Shawn, they had Germany and Romania rooting for them. Mostly because of those lying, cheater Chinese thirteen-year-olds that struck gold as if they had struck oil. I wanted nothing more than to go hug Nastia and Shawn and say "Great job!" just like the rest of America did. Those girls have what NO ONE in the world has, and they proved it. Due to Nastia's wonderful second-place beam routine, third-place floor, and three fantastic silvers, USA has become national heroes. Not to mention Michael Phelps leading Team USA to the most amazing victories. That last race only depended on whose fingernails were longer. Nope - it's his wingspan. Thanks to gymnasts and swimmers, America is no longer the Olympic laughingstock. We are straight over that! Thanks, America!
Sorry, guys, this blog has probably been the most dormant blog in the history of blogs for quite some time. Our stupid camera is acting very defensive in its case. Here's my list of to-posts, which is all gonna be included (ouch!):
*School, day one
*Brian and Liz leaving :(
*Nick and Heather wedding
Whoa, not as big as I originally assumed, but still pretty large.
Here's the catch: GYMNASTICS.