|July 25, 2012||Filled under London 2012 Olympics|
We’re obviously REALLY excited about the 2012 London Summer Olympics starting at the end of this week! (Click here for the complete schedule … scroll down and you’ll see that the Trampoline Events are on August 3rd and 4th!)
Anyway, our GREAT friends at trampolinepundit.com came up with another FABULOUS post that we’d like to share with all of our readers as well! Sometimes you just can’t say it better than it’s already been said!
“Thirty-nine-year-old Olympic Champion Anna Dogonadze from Germany will be the oldest Trampoline Gymnast competing in the 2012 Olympic Games. At the 2011 World Trampoline Championships, she and her partner Jessica Simon won the Women’s Synchronized event making Anna the oldest World Champion Trampolinist in the history of the sport. She plans to continue breaking records at this Olympics, too. This will be her fourth Olympic Games. She will have competed in every Olympic Games that included the Trampoline event.
Twenty years her junior is American Savannah Vinsant. Savannah just turned 19 on June 25th. She will be the youngest Trampoline Gymnast to compete in London. Of course, it will be her first Olympic Games.
While Anna has won the World Championships (2001) and Olympics (2004) and countless titles in-between, Savannah has just become a figure on the international scene, winning her first medal in an international competition in June at the 1st World Cup for 2012, the Taiyuan World Cup in China. She won bronze behind two World Champions from China.
Anna has represented two countries, Soviet Union and Germany, has been married and is a mother. Savannah is a student from Lafayette, Louisiana. Anna has a world of experience and Savannah is just learning what it’s all about. Anna paved a journey upon which Savannah is just embarking.
The two women from far away places represent the spectrum of Olympic contenders. When they meet on August 4th, age and experience will tell the story.“
We at Super Fun want to wish ALL the competitors the very best of luck and success, but also wish that you have a wonderful experience of a lifetime at the 2012 London Summer Olympics!
Remember, stay safe and have fun!