Aussie Olympians ready

by Olivia Vivian

The Aussie double Olympian entertains with her final report before the Team makes the long flight to Europe.

The time is almost here,
Until our London team departs,
I can tell that they’re excited,
I can hear it in their hearts,

This camp has been a journey,
A rollercoaster ride,
I could’ve said it was easy,
But you know I would’ve lied,

To you girls, you’re not just my team-mates,
But more like my sisters,
We’ve worked through tough days,
And through all the blisters,

But we work for a purpose,
Towards one common goal,
We each play our part,
We each have a role,

To me it’s meant the world,
To be here with you all,
I’ve enjoyed every moment,
And every trip to the mall,

Now as you embark,
To represent our great nation,
Trust in yourselves,
And in all your preparation,

Enjoy every second,
And stay close as a team,
Always be aware,
That you’re living every athletes dream,

But never forget how we got here,
To this point of success,
Think of our coaches, staff and parents,
And how much they must stress,

To the parents we say thanks,
For supporting our goal,
We might not always show it,
But we appreciate your role,

To our coaches and staff,
We know we sometimes made it rough,
But somehow you got us here,
Even when times got rough,

And now on to Peggy,
I don’t know where to start,
She loves her job with passion,
Every beat of her heart,

The hours she puts in,
Don’t go un-noticed,
It pays off in our routines,
And I know none of you can protest,

We appreciate it all,
From your coaching to your pranks,
And on behalf of us all,
We would like to say thanks!

read more – WAG Olympic Preparation Camp, Update #6

They survived the long training camp. And have been hitting Beam.

So far, so good. :)

poem – Not Just a Sport

Chalk Bucket – LiveLoveTumble:

… It was inspired by Shawn Johnson’s Champion poem….

Not Just a Sport

Late every night, you’re still in the gym
Perfecting your skills, so you can win
You’re there after everyone else has gone
Though it may seem tempting, you’re still pushing on
Though these countless routines seem to have no end
You’ll always get up to try them again
And whether you land on your feet or your face
Nothing could ever take you away
From this sport that you love with all of your heart
And you always have, from the very start
It means sacrificing time with family and friends
For practices that seem to have no end
For those early mornings and late, late nights
As you soar through the air, reaching new heights
But when you win the meet with a medal and a smile
It makes everything seem so worthwhile
As you stand on the podium amidst the cheers
Trying to hold back grateful tears
As you wave to the crowd, as you wave to the world
For a moment, it’s all focused on this one girl
It makes it all worth it, the struggles and pain
The times when your efforts seemed all in vain
The days when you thought that this might be it
The time had come when you decided to quit
When you thought that this sport was no longer for you
It was no longer fun, it was no longer new
But you had another good day, and you realized
That it’s this sport that helps you survive
That gymnastics alone is what gets you through
Because it’s not just a sport – it’s part of you

Leave comments here – Thread: Gymnastics Poem

gymnastics poem …

Debbie Broderick Rodriguez of Byer’s Gymnastics, California:

Rachel Holman, one of my gymnasts, wrote this poem…it is awesome!

Tis the week before State
And all the through the gym
Gymnasts are training
To get ready to win

All landings are stuck
With elegance and grace
Routines are done right
And at a fast pace

The gymnasts are prepared
And ready to kick butt
Because we’ve done the assignments
So we’ll walk in with a strut

The judges won’t cringe
Because we have pointed feet
And our legs will be straight
So we can win the meet

And out on the floor
Our scores won’t even matter
Because we’ll be having fun
And it will sure flatter.

Away to the meet
And off we go
We’re bringin’ the heat
We’re stopping the show

The leos we’re wearin
Make us stand out
The luster they have
Will make other teams pout

When what to my wondering
Eyes should appear
But a high team score-
The best of the year!

With so many great coaches
Who are a joy to work with 😉
Our reputation is legendary
Definitely no myth

BEA Cup, Philippines

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and all through the gym…

Bekah’s Christmas poem:

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the gym,
All the gymnasts were gone even little Ashton Kim.
As I sat by the beam and composed a new post,
I heard a loud sound I thought must be a ghost. …

There’s a bit of a mystery to solve. A surprise ending.

… As the man walked away, I exclaimed “Holy Moly!
That man isn’t Santa, he’s …

Find out on Bekah’s “Get a Grip” Gymblog

beam is FUN

Gymnastics Prayer:

Now I warm up for the meet
I pray my competition I can beat
And if I fall amidst the cheers
I pray I can hold my tears
And one more thing, success or not
I pray the creator of the beam be shot.

Or should the creator of Beam judging regulations be shot?

Beam is fun.

That poem I saw on Gymnastics Zone

a gymnast’s life – photo/poem

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

The author of that poem is unknown. The video editor is BRAIESMOM, inspired by her daughter Braie Speed.

(via sophgymnast on Chalk Bucket)

related – Do You Remember When? (VIDEO)

you run like a girl


You run like a girl
You jump like a girl
You hit like a girl
You tumble six feet over
a four-inch beam like a girl!

Author unknown

(via sophgymnast on Chalk Bucket)