All Around Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin is going to do a photoshoot with Maria Sharpova. Apparently Masha emailed her and Nastia was stoked:
"When she got an e-mail from Sharapova inviting her to do the shoot, it was about as big as winning the gold medal," said her agent, Evan Morgenstein. "Nastia really looks up to her."
Hmmm. Why would Nastia look up to Masha? Both born in Russia. Both moved to the States. Both are coached by their dads. Both are intense non-smiley competitors. Both achieved ultimate success in their respective sports before age 20. Yeah, I don't see it at all.
Oh no wait. They're both blonde! There it is.
And how about that Michael Phelps guy? Well, not surprisingly, he's a big Rafa fan:
dpa: Are there any athletes that you idolize, that you would want to have your picture taken with?
Phelps: Actually I walked up to Rafael Nadal. And he is probably my favourite tennis player to watch and I walked up to him and I was like: I just want to meet you and don't want to take a picture or anything, I just want to meet you. And I told him: 'I watch you all the time when you play tennis and I love watching you play tennis. I told him good luck, that is probably the only person.
Dominant. Intense competitors. Never say die attitudes. Physically gifted. Projecting much, Michael?
But really, the whole point of this post was to give me an excuse to say one thing:
Nastia was robbed, people. ROBBED!
Phew. Out of my system now.