Monday, August 13, 2012

Olympic Words!

I'm Charlton Taylor and I'm an Olympic junkie. Unfortunately my wife is an enabler because she is equally addicted.  Luckily, the summer Olympics only come every four years, giving Mary Beth and me four years to detox. Here are some things I learned from the London 2012 Olympics:

 Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee, runs with able-bodied athletes.  Years of striving, pushing, and training coming to fruition. He ran the 400 without legs!! 

 Caster Semenya claims silver in the 800 meters. After years of humiliation and investigations questioning her gender she bravely stepped onto the track to compete.

Gabby Douglas wins Gold in all-around competition. Whether you agree with Gabby's willingness to leave her family for training at a young age or not you must agree she is dedicated.

Usain Bolt winning...just winning. I know he said, "I'm working on my legend status," and although obnoxious, what can you say when the guy is telling the truth.

Michael Phelps receiving his 22nd Olympic Medal. 

Although she made a statement in the pool, Allison Schmitt's perennial smile was golden!

Farah (United Kingdom) and Rupp (USA) taking gold and silver in the 10K - authentic celebration for each others' success!

Misty May and Kerri Walsh win 3rd Olympic gold. Twenty-one consecutive Olympic match wins and 42-1 in Olympic sets.

Allyson Felix wins gold in the 200 meters. After coming up short, winning silver in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, Felix finally reached her 2004 goal in 2012.

Rhythmic Gymnastics.

In conclusion, Morgan Freeman is the present of awesome!

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