When I was younger, I was obsessed with women's gymnastics. OBSESSED. I would tape competitions on TV and try to learn the routines. I knew every gymnast, her coach's name, her floor music, her achievements, her flaws, etc. I loooooved Shannon Miller and Dominique Dawes. When the "Magnificent 7" competed in the Atlanta 1996 Gymnastics, I was literally glued to the TV for the week.
Anyway, I loved and still love gymnastics. So, when the Olympic Trials were coming to San Jose, I knew I had to be there. Yesterday, Betsy, Sarah, Cristin, and I went down to the HP Pavillion to see the trials and it was AWESOME.
To start the evening off right, as we were walking to our seats, I saw someone. I thought, could it be her? And yes, it was her - DOMINIQUE DAWES. She was so awesome to take a photo with us. I was soooo excited!
Me, DOMINIQUE, Cristin
After seeing Dominique, we headed inside to watch the meet. We saw all of the contenders - Jordyn Weiber, Aly Raisman, Mikayla Maroney, Nastia Liukin, Alicia Sacramone.....it was awesome.
Jordyn on Bars
Alicia on Beam
Shawn Johns and MARY LOU Retton!
The one & only - Bela Karolyi, in the tan jacket
What an event. We had so much fun and it was SO EXCITING to be there, see the gymnastics, and of course, get a photo with Dom Dawes. I can die happy now :-)