Sunday, February 3, 2008

David Boulia & Thomas Finchum America’s Gold Diving Hopefuls

David Boulia & Thomas Finchum are Ranked 3rd in the world in the men’s 10- meter synchro event (which means that they dive together at the same time) and have already won eight gold medals at the Pan Am games and one bronze at the World Champs Last Season. They will be competing for the good old U.S. of A. in Beijing this summer. GO DAVID, GO THOMAS!

Both have also won multiple medals in their own individual events and will both be competing individually in the 10-meter event. This is a great accomplishment for the two boys who are both eighteen years old. I’m sure that their parent’s gleam with joy inside and out every time they see them preform. They know their boys have practiced at least 30 hours a week to get where they are.(Most kids today don’t even want to give up twenty minutes of television time) I hope that you tune in to watch these boys dive and feel in your heart what their parents feel every time they watch them hit the water.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

If I was Michael Phelps, I would be Mad!

Michael Phelps doesn’t even look like someone who is or ever has been on steroids. Swimmers want to be thin and lean, so they can glide through the water, not thick and beefy. Fat actually floats easier in the water then muscle. Everyone always says that girls float easier than boy that is the reason. Some have tossed around the idea that he is the best athlete that ever lived, but that I guess would depend on which sport you like the most. Swimming is, of course, one of my favorites, so he would be on the top of my list for the candidate of best athlete whoever lived. This last year he has broken records that people thought couldn’t be broken. He filled people’s hearts with pride in the last Olympics in Athens winning Six Gold Medals out of his eight events. He will compete in another eight events in this years Beijing Olympics. Will he be U.S.A.’s next Carol Lewis who made every Americans heart flutter and eyes fill with tears, as he won a remarkable nine gold medals. You and I will have to watch, pray, and cheer for my Olympic hopeful Michael Phelps! GO MICHAEL!!