Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ten on Tuesday #16 Olympic Heroes

This is an odd one for me. I am usually aware of the Olympics, but I never really pay so close attention as to get to know particular athletes and name favorites. I am certain I will be limited to those from the Olympics that have been held in the time I have been alive, 1971 to present.

Mary Lou Retton - America's Gymnastics Pixie. She had it all.

Kerri Strug - Even with a broken ankle, she won us the gold.

Peekaboo Street - She just has a cool name.

Dara Torres - Winning Olympic medals at age 41 AND being mom to a toddler!

Kristi Tamaguchi - so you think you can dance, dunno, just like to watch her skate.

Bonnie Blair - Lightening on Ice from Texas.

Nancy Kerrigan - even after all the drama, yes she was the victim, but despite being the victim, she was genuinely likable, and she got caught saying that being in a parade at Disney was "corny."

Karch Kiraly - this guy MADE beach volleyball an olympic-worthy sport.

Greg Louganis - hit his head on the diving board and kept on going.

Michael Phelps. No need to say anything more than those two words. Michael Phelps.


Kimber said...

Good list!

cjh said...

Totally forgot about Karch! Love his hats. And Peekaboo Street...indeed a cool name.

pjd said...

I almost picked Picabo Street because of her name, and I totally forgot some of those you mentioned like Bonnie Blair and Karch Kiraly. Great photos you found of their moments.

CraftyCarole said...

love your post! the photos speak volumes.

FRIGGA said...

I'm sorry, I never saw your answer for #5 - I don't think it went through but the song is still open for answering if you know it! :)

Teena in Toronto said...

Nice list :)

I played too :)

Jenn said...

Ditto on Michael Phelps!

I played, too! You can check my entire list HERE. Thanks!