Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Some Pics

We were drenched in champagne after the podium ceremony... Warm champagne has never tasted so good.

On the podium in Geneva. Our coaches were thrilled as their athletes had taken half of the 6 available podium spots (Jarrod 2nd, Me 3rd, Alicia 3rd) (July 12)

As a Team we won the Silver Medal at the World University Games in Erdeck, Turkey (June 29)

Collington, Sexton, and me with the USAT coaches in Hamburg after we all just nailed top-20 finishes (July 6)

The unofficial medal ceremony: At the world university games awards ceremony, the USA men were originally given the GOLD medals for team finish. We stood atop the podium while our flag was raised and got a giant trophy, flowers, and gold medals. However, the Swiss later pointed out to us that the Turkish officials had not added the scores correctly, and they should be the winners. We added the scores ourselves and could tell that they were right, so at dinner we went over and exchanaged our gold medals for the silvers that were rightfully ours. It was all in good spirits and the Swiss were much appreciative. A bunch of us traded our USAT polos for Swiss Team shirts (which were way cooler).

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