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Olympic Gold Medal London 2012

Go for GOLD! part 1

Olympic Gold Medal London 2012
Olympic Gold Medal London 2012

Are you watching the Olympics in London?

Are you just as inspired to get in shape by all these amazing athletes? I know I am!

Swimming just finished, And the Netherlands had great success with 2 Gold medals by Ranomi Kromowidjojo besides some silver and bronze medals. I recently interviewed Ranomi about her sport and inspiration and you can watch that interview here:

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Ranomi Kromowidjojo

Ranomi Kromowidjojo

Go Ranomi

Family of Ranomi are there to support her

Ranomi with 3 medals

Ranomi on Instagram @RanomiKromo

Other great achievements were the ones from Team USA Michael Phelps becoming the athlete with the most Olympic  (Gold) medals ever won by any Olympic athlete in history.

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

Ryan Lochte was also successful and won medals, but he was more in the news because of his looks and what his mom said about him and women. He is also in the race to become #HottestOlympicAthlete. A contest I am holding on Twitter. Join me there if you want to tell me which athlete, man or woman, you think is the hottest one!

Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte

I watched all the swimming from my cute hotel room in Paris because I was in Paris to work:

My Paris hotel room

My Paris hotel room

My Paris view with Eiffel Tower in background

My Paris view with Eiffel Tower in background

Lonneke work in Paris

Lonneke work in Paris in an old Mansion/Night club

 

The rest of the week I am going to enjoy the equestrian sports. The Dutch team can win a team medal and Adelinde Cornelissen & her horse Parzival could potentially win an individual medal as well in dressage.. Great-Britain and Germany are other contestants that could win a medal in this discipline… Germany already won team Gold in the Eventing and at this moment all countries are competing in Jumping as well… exciting!

Extra attention to Salinero, the horse ridden by Anky van Grunsven in dressage: It is 2 TIME OLYMPIC GOLD WINNER Salinero’s 3rd Olympic Games and with his 18 years old he might be a Senior but he is in really amazing shape! Anky is up for her 7th (!) Olympic Games. They are up for a good placing as well!

Anky van Grunsven & Salinero

Anky van Grunsven & Salinero

See their Olympic Gold ride in Beijing 2008 here:

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Good Luck to all remaining athletes competing. May the best one win!

What are your favorite sports or athletes? Let me know who you are rooting for!

Love, Lonneke

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2 Responses to Go for GOLD! part 1

  1. Aaron J. August 5, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    Liefde is de beste inspiratie
    It’s the greatest thing to see when dreams come true. We all can identify with each athlete’s dream and passion, and knowing that the event comes after years and years of hard, hard training and work to be the best, maybe this is what love is all about, wanting something so much that one is inspired to reach the highest potential.

  2. Noortje August 6, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    I love to watch the gymnastics competition, rooting for Epke Zonderland, tomorrow his final on rekstok / horizonal bar!

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