My favorite event was the floor. I remember the freedom of throwing myself backwards performing back handsprings and back tucks. I remember the aerials and how I felt like I was flying. There are days I wish I could still twist and stretch my body to it's physical limits.
The only event I was afraid of was the beam. I think this is primarily because my friend Kristi broke her arm one night at practice--and I wasn't able to look at the beam the same way afterwards.
In the 1996 games I remember being so immensely proud of the women's team. I know everyone gave Kerrie a FIT for her squeaky little voice--but NO ONE could have stuck that vault like she did. It was INCREDIBLE!!!!
Ahh. I am so proud of the ladies (and the men too) on our Olympic team. I hope they make us proud.