August 20, 2012

Girl Crush Mondays: Summer Olympics 2012 Edition

Like most of you, I've been missing the daily coverage and excitement of the Summer Olympics. I really felt like these athletes are demigods, sons and daughters of Zeus and Co. because they are superhuman, watching them compete is breathtaking. My favorite moments are the awarding ceremonies, I get teary-eyed watching the winners honored at the podium knowing how much they worked hard for it and all the sacrifices they made with their friends and families to get them minted.  

But more importantly, the US team dominated the numbers and majority of the medals, especially the coveted gold, were won by women! We all have our favorites and mine are the women's Track team and women's Beach Volleyball, so psyched that the Traenor-Jennings duo did it again! 

What's even more moving are some of these women's personal stories.
Judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison was sexually abused by her former coach, I love how she managed that anger.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams is the first player in history, male or female, to win the Golden Grand Slam in both singles and doubles (with sister Venus Williams).
Boxer Claressa Shields is the FIRST woman and the only American boxer to win a gold medal.
Women's Football team snagged their 3rd gold medal in a row.
These women are so phenomenal as are the rest of the winners.

Plus honorary mentions to: all the competitors for rhythmic gymnastics, watching them is like watching art in motion especially those Russian delegates, they own this event; Women's Eight Rowing Silver medalist Lesley Thompson-Willie from Canada who at 52yo shows us that it can be done regardless of age; Heptathlon Gold Medalist, Jessica Ennis of Great Britain and; Jamaican track superstar and fastest woman in the world, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

So who's the weaker sex?


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