Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Sad and Happy Olympic Moments
Sadly, the prayers didn't work. Silver medal? Sure, I'd take it. Poor Alicia. I dvr'd her interview after the competition last night and watched it this morning. I was so sad for her. I nearly cried. She had the weight of the world (country?) on her shoulders and felt completely responsible for the U.S.A. not winning the gold medal. Sure, she fell off the beam and landed on her bottom (as well as stepped out of bounds) during the floor exercise. But the team leader from China also fell off the beam. And Shawn and Nastia also stepped out of bounds on the floor exercise too. Just like they did during the prelims two nights before. While watching the Olympic Gymnastics Trials a couple of months ago, I decided that Alicia Sacramone was my favorite. No idea why. She just stood out to me. Very intense and determined but not as acclaimed as Shawn and Nastia. I held my breath Tuesday night every time someone had to flip, spin or land. I get so nervous during gymnastics!! I was quite sad for the girls when they realized they lost the gold medal. They all looked pretty happy....except for Alicia.