I know the 2012 Summer Olympics are an entire year away, but for some reason I'm already excited about the games.
I love the summer Olympics. Especially gymnastics.
In 1984, as a 9 year old gymnast, I watched the Bio-pic about Nadia Comaneci and I cried. Hard.
Tomorrow we're signing the Princess up for gymnastics.
So, between my premature excitement of next summer's Olympics and her impending registration, I was inspired to play around on youtube & find some of my favorite past Olympic gymnastics performances.
First, was Dominique Dawes's 1992 floor routine. Incredible.
Then, the ankle sprain heard round the world:
Keri Strug's 1996 gold winning vault performance.
I showed Trinity, and while explaining what was going on, I got majorly choked up. I had to just stop.
Bruce walked in so I replayed it, started to explain it to him, and couldn't even speak.
I was BAWLING.
What the heck is wrong with me?
Watching Keri, I just lost it!
So, to pull myself together and get my emotions in check, I decided to watch some more routines-this time by the Svetlanas. Khorkina and Boginskaya, respectively.
Ah, much better.
So, what inspirational true sports stories get you choked up?