The Hubby and I have been seeing bits and pieces of the Olympics, and these four athletes (so far) have stood out to this spectator:
1) Michael Phelps. Of course. As the Hubby said, “He’s a freak of nature!” Yay, Mutant Swimming Guy!
2) Dara Torres. 41 years old, mom, and Olympic champion — can you say, “WOW” ?
3) Constantina Tomescu-Dita. 38 years old, mom (of a teenager, no less), and gold medalist marathoner. Another athlete whose achievements belie the “only teenagers and twenty-somethings are athletes” cliche.
4) Shelly-Ann Fraser. The Hubby and I caught this race just last night. Absolute newbie to the Olympics. she was just overjoyed that she was *there* at all. As the Hubby said, “She was smiling at the starting blocks, she was happy and loose, and that’s why she won.”