13 August 2008

7th Olympics Games (Almost 8th)

THIS IS THE face of Jeannie Longo, a female French cyclist who has been French and/or world champion a stunning 55 times. She first competed in the Olympics at the 1984 games in Los Angeles (it would have been the 1980 games if not for the French boycott of the Moscow games). Sunday in Beijing she finished 24th in the road cycling competition -- 33 seconds behind the winner, 25-year old Nathalie Cook. Longo, by the way, will turn 50 in October. She has publicly stated that the Beijing Games will probably be her last.

1 comment :

dianne is for paris said...

That is just a great post! Great stories always come out at the Olympics