Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Two snaps to women athletes...

...on a day when all the headlines are about the MLB playoffs and the NBA lockout, the U.S. women's gymnastics team won a world title, taking first place over Russia and China at the world championships in Japan. For most of us, gymnastics is something we only watch and enjoy every four years at the summer Olympics, but these girls and women are training and competing all year round. And as someone who can barely walk across a balance beam without falling off and cracking my skull open and is so claustrophobic I can barely manage a somersault, I'm always amazed at the things these gals can do on the beam and the vault and the parallel and uneven bars and just the flipping and flopping all over the floor. If that's not athleticism, I don't know what is. Congratulations to every one who won and competed, and good luck to Alicia Sacramone in her recovery!

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