Wednesday, August 18, 2010

And the winner of the 2012 Olympic All-Around title in Womens Artistic Gymnastics is...

This might be a bold prediction, but I believe that THIS will be the 2012 All-Around Olympic Champion in Women's Artistic Gymnastics.

Her name is Viktoria Komova and she is already establishing herself as the one to beat. She has amazing difficulty, incredible lines and an impressive competitive spirit. Sometimes you can watch a younger gymnast and you just know that they are destined for greatness...Viktoria, in my eyes, is on the verge of brilliance.

She is poised, calm and can deliver amazing routines in pressure situations. She is the Junior European Champion and has been dominating the Youth Olympic Games this week. In fact, she could run away with 5 Gold medals. Very impressive.

What sets Viktoria apart from her competitors is her presence, her precision and her difficulty. She doesn't have a weak event. What's most impressive to me is how she makes her routines look easy...and believe me, they are NOT! But that is the sign of a well trained and prepared athlete. They come in to competition and everything comes together at just the right moment. It takes years to get to this point and at 15, Viktoria already has IT!

In my opinion, gymnastics has been missing a star since the 2008 Games. Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson had personality and presence, but since their hiatus from International competition, gymnastics, especially on the women's side, has seemed a little bit boring (of course neither of them has officially retired and both are alluding to "comebacks", but all I'll say is that I know how the marketing game works...). Luckily for the world of gymnastics, Viktoria Komova seems like she can be the star that the sport so desperately needs. I'm very drawn to her and I want to see her do well. I want to watch her routines over and over because they are unique and impeccable. I want to see her succeed and my heart breaks for her when she crashes (which is very rare). She is captivating and I like it!

I'm excited to see the progression of this athlete and I am really looking forward to 2011 when she is age eligible to compete against all the best seniors in the world!

And of course, I am excited to commentate on her winning the Olympic title in 2012 and proving that I can indeed predict the future!


Monday, August 09, 2010

Sport At It's Best

My friend Duff Gibson has a great blog called Sport At It's Best.

I did an interview with him back in January and he posted a clip this week.

Check it out!


Saturday, August 07, 2010

Breaking in the new pad

Last night we tied one on at my newly renovated pad! It was so fun. My neighbours probably didn't appreciate the singing, dancing and howling laughter at 2am, but all I can say is that they were more than welcome to join!

It's funny how a place gets a little more character once you've have a good bash. You walk around the day after and it feels like a home. It feels comfier and more alive. It's almost as if the 'good times' are absorbed into the walls and now they are sending off super positive vibes.

Weirdly enough, it felt pretty awesome to spend some time cleaning up my place yesterday before friends arrived (this morning the clean up wasn't quite as fun!). I have so much space to put things. Nothing has to be left out and there is NO CLUTTER! It's sleek, streamlined and feels exactly the way I had hoped.

To anyone thinking of reinventing their space to make it more livable and lovable, I say DO IT! The first party you host will make it feel totally worth it!