Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Olympic Spotlight: Australia

Our diecast fanatic Ozmac suggested Steve Hooker, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the pole vault.  According to Ozmac, Hooker:

has the worst-ever case of the 'yips' in sporting history. It seems like 8 out of 10 tries he just can't do it anymore and pulls out of the attempt about 10 feet from the launch pad. Poor guy, a mental basket case. 

I would be remiss if I didn't mention the viral video of the week, starring Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke and her heart-warming pre-race dance.  And to keep it academic, my friend who is a track coach analyzed the video and points out-- She was too close to the hurdles and she eased up just before she reached the finish line.

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