Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It's Only Four Inches

Many of you might be thinking that this post is about something else--shame on you, get your mind out of the gutter.

I am totally amazed at female gymnasts and how they perform a routine on the balance beam. They do flips backwards, frontwards, sideways. They twirl, they do back handsprings, cartwheels, one girl did two somersaults with three twists backward, with her eyes closed on a piece of elevated wood four inches wide...4 inches wide.

I can't even walk a straight line.

Do you realize how small four inches is?

The female gymnasts should be the highest paid athletes in the world. To be able to do what they can do on something that small, while being elevated is totally amazing.

Try it for yourself some time. And when you fall off the curb or whatever else you're balancing on--remember those girls, cause they 've fallen thousands of times, all for one purpose, to win an Olympic medal.

3 comments:

sinisterdan said...

My mind went to the gutter, but I recovered knowing that you wouldn't write anything that obvious.

G. said...

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