Wednesday, July 31, 2013

One Year Anniversary of the Fierce Five's Gold Medal

A year ago today, I was curled in the fetal position on the floor of my apartment waiting for women's team finals to start in London. I'm super jingoistic (much to my own chagrin) during the Olympics and even though the U.S. women were heavy favorites, you never know what might happen. 

Perhaps my stress level was elevated because I had been a hermit for the two weeks prior as I wrote articles nonstop for the competition. I hadn't really had much sunlight despite it being summer. I also sort of stopped eating because the workload was so great that I had to choose between sleeping and eating and I kept opting for more shuteye.

Anyway, here's the most gorgeous piece of gymnastics from the Games--McKayla Maroney's team finals vault:

UPDATE: USAG just released this adorable video of the jaw-dropped judge, Cheryl Hamilton, who became famous for her amazed reaction to Maroney's vault. (She was a D-panel judge so don't direct your complaints about the deductions on execution to her.) Maroney also speaks in this video.

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