Wednesday, August 8, 2012

If I Created Gymnastics...

Me 
I have this great new idea for a sport that should be in the Olympics, Gymnastics.
Friend
Awesome! What's it like?

Me
It has five events. First, we'll have the competitor jump onto this little piece of...
Friend
Oh, like a tightrope and they'll have to walk across it?
Me
Walk? Heck, no. We'll make it a beam a bit wider than their foot and they'll do jumps and flips and splits and turns on it!
We'll call it Balance Beam!
Friend
That sounds really tough.
Me
Ha, just wait.
Me
Next event, we'll put this bar up, but much taller than them. So tall, in fact, they'll have to be hoisted up.
Friend
Oh, and then, they'll hang from it, and whoever hangs on longest wins?
Me
Are you dreaming? Heck, no. We'll put up another bar, then make them swing between the two, over them and under them. They'll do handstands, oh and jump from one to the other with just their hands!
Friend
You're crazy.
Me
No, I'm uneven. Like the Uneven Bars! Perfect. And I've only started!
Me
Do we have any horses?
Friend
Horses?
Me
Yeah, horses. Let's get a horse, we'll stand the animal in 
the middle of the floor.
Friend
And have the athletes ride? 
Me
Heck, no! We'll have them spring off the horse!
Friend
I think that's cruelty to animals.
Me
Okay, we'll use a fake horse, but no handles. We'll call it Vaulting!
Me
What about a trampoline? Nothing is complete in life without a trampoline.
Friend
This is getting out of hand.
Me
They can do spins and twirls and jumps and flips! Picture it!
Friend
Oh, I am. And the insurance this will cost.
Me
Stop being so negative. We're adding Trampoline.
Me
Last event, we'll put them on a huge floor.
Friend
Great. You're finally relaxing. So, they'll race on the floor?
Me
Heck no! I'm talking leaps, splits, and jumps. Actually, if the athlete doesn't jump at least twenty feet int he air, they're disqualified.
Friend
You're seriously unbalanced.
Me
Fine ten feet, but that's my limit for Floor Exercise.
Friend
I cave. So, how will we find men willing to do this?
Me
Men! Hah. These are women's events. I've got something special in mind for the men. Now, where did you put that horse?

Thank you to all the athletes of the Olympic games. You make us proud. And congratulations to the USA women's gymnastics team for bringing home the gold. You ladies are inspiring!

Have you been following the Olympics? What is your favorite event?

8 comments :

  1. Ha! Awesome description of what they do!
    I've been following Olympics very closely, especially swimming and gymnastics. They are so unbelievable and so so inspiring! The things that these girls (and guys) achieve...well, it boggles the mind, quiet frankly. And awe-inspiring!
    Congratulations to Team USA and Gabby Douglas for winning the gold!
    Next up - rhythmic gymnastics starting tomorrow and into Friday. Beautiful to watch and very difficult as well, though different from the artistic gymnastics.

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    1. Gymnastics is my favorite. I've been watching the diving and volleyball too. The Olympics is such a great time! Wish I could be there in person. And I'm excited about the rhythmic gymnastics too. :D

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  2. "I've got something special in mind for the men. Now, where did you put that horse?"

    Hah! I love it. :D

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  3. Gymnastics is my favorite, as an ex-gymnast. I absolutely love Mckayla Maroney and Jordyn Wieber, and when Aly won gold on the floor I cried because she's just so adorable.

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    1. I know, me too! Aly seems so down to earth and genuine, unlike some others (even though I'm Russian (well, born there), I'm talking especially about Russian gymnasts in these Olympics.

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  4. LOL.

    I spent just long enough in gymnastics to learn a Cherry Drop, which terrified me. These girls have no fear! Rhythmic gymnastics is insane, too. Contortionists.

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  5. LMAO! Love it, Tina!!! Gymnastics is my favorite event at the Summer Olympics, and right behind it is beach volleyball and soccer. This year the ladies have absolutely ROCKED it!!

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