Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Nadia Comaneci

Nadia Comaneci is a famous gymnastics coach and here is a story to tell you how she became such a gymnastics success.
Well before she lived in the USA she used to live in Onesti Romania. When she was a child she was like a jumping machine and she even broke 4 of her family's couches. One day at her school she acted with a friend like a gymnast, luckily for her Bella a gymnastics coach saw her and asked her if she wanted to become a gymnast. He took her for a little training course to see if she was good enough, they had to run a 15 metre sprint and walk on the balance beam. If they were to scared Bella would send them home.
But luckily for Nadia she was filled with courage and strength, so she stood on the beam and made it in to the team. She trained everyday except for Sunday. One day as she went to her very first competition she was nervous. As the competition finished she was placed 14th, her coach said never to finish 14th and gave her a doll. Also after that she never came 14th again.
Then her biggest moment came when she was chosen to represent Romania (again) in the Olympics. She accepted that and went the Olympics.When she went up to perform her routine she noticed a HUMONGOUS audience,she started getting butterflies in her stomach but she was filled with determination to win a gold medal. As she finished on the score board appeared a 1 the crowd was silent but then they found out that it was actually 10!!The crowd went WILD . Nadia cheered for joy as she had scored a perfect 10, no one had done that in years.
When Nadia was older she defected from Romania and escaped to the USA and married Bart Conner.So after all that she became a coach but not a normal rugby coach a gymnastics coach. So that is how she became such a gymnastics success.

Olympic Medals

We've still got 9 medals and the Olympics has come to an end. We've got 2 golds 1 silver and 5 bronze I'd say that's alright. At least we came sixteenth on the medal tally board. At least we tried our hardest. I'd love to win a medal especially a gold or a silver!! sometimes I'd like to think that golds represent happiness, silver a good mood and bronze an alright attitude.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Olympic Athletes

Well so far we've got 3 gold medals, 1 silver and 5 bronze, In total that would be nine. I would say thats Awesome. We are such a small nation and yet we've won that much medals. Even though it might seem small it might be a big amount to other people.
My favourite sports person at the olympics right now is Valerie Vili. She's a fantastic shotputter and I'd also love to meet her. She's so tough and she's a really good at representing New Zealand.
Some other athletes that I like are the the rowing twins Georgina and Caroline ever-swindell. Their fantastic at rowing and winning for NZ, they've always encourage each other and have never given up on winning medals for NZ even though their really exhausted.
I'd really love to meet all the NZ athletes!!

Rock Our World

In the extension group we were working on a project called ROW which stands for "Rock Our World". We've put on flickr pages on flickr, we've also done presentations on it at extension class.I really enjoyed working on it.
When we were working on the project we even got to listen to the sound of the sun. It was loud or even louder then loud it was like a ENORMOUS thunder cloud.I didn't even know that the sun made sounds because it is so far away from us on earth.We made flickr pages on the sun as well.
So ever since we started on that project I've learn't heaps about the sun and lots of other things.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Cross Country Practise

"PUFF PUFF" as I ran around the track.I puffed continuously.
Team 4 (seniors) was having our cross country training,we have to run a really long tiring track.We always(or at least) have to do 2 laps .
As I'm running I normaly can't feel my legs because its so cold that my legs get numb.I sort of jog and sprint at the start because I just want to get the 2 laps done and over with.
Before we start though we have to be told a time, for example as we're going to start the teachers says "Ok 15 secs and your time is 11:40".
At the end of it all I'm totally exhausted.
My goal for the actual cross country is to just try my best.