Saturday, January 9, 2010

ski like a girl profiles Clyde Getty

"One Winter, Five Dreams" Panasonic Vancouver 2010 Athletes Blog

"The five athletes we have chosen to introduce here have overcome a variety of adverse circumstances in seeking the opportunity to compete in the Olympic Games.They may not be “star” athletes, but like every Olympic contender they have a dramatic story to tell. About having meager finances and putting one’s entire resources intro training. About battling the barrier of an aging body before even beginning to face one’s rivals in sport. About going to the Olympic Winter Games from a country without snowfall.And like every athlete who aims for the Olympic Games, they each cherish a special dream in their hearts.It is the strength to believe in one’s dream that makes it possible to keep on trying and overcome all types of adversity. We want to put these athletes in the spotlight and share their dreams and passion for Olympic competition.

Please add your comments to their blogs. Your voice of encouragement will cheer them on to pursue their dreams of Olympic gold. It will help them stay energized, motivated and focused on winning. In this way, you can participate in the human drama of making dreams come true and the thrill of victory.The Olympic Games are a magnificent stage where athletes and their supporters from around the world can celebrate sports together regardless of national borders and cultural differences."

Here is the third of the five athletes.

Clyde Getty


Men's Freestyle Skiing


 Clyde Getty (Argentina) Born in 1962 in the United States of America. Age 47

The following is from Clyde's facebook page Clyde Getty/One Winter Five Dream.
Clyde Getty was the oldest ski contender. His performance was not a difficult one but he missed his landing, hit his face hard on the snow and his skis came off from both legs. He finished last. Still, Clyde waved to the crowd that cheered for him, swung his helmet around and even blew a kiss.
Clyde was born in 1962 to Argentinian parents in the United States. After becoming a member of the US Freestyle Skiing Team in the 1990s, he changed his citizenship to Argentina and has since qualified in 2 Olympic Games. He usually spends his time living in Boulder, Colorado, with his loving wife, 3 dogs, 3 parakeets surrounded by nature. He has a great sense of humor, but also an aggressive obsession towards his sport, “The word retirement does not exist in my dictionary”, and a strong love for his country, “The Argentinian made in USA”

Please join ski like a girl in supporting Clyde's Olympic dreams!   

Check out Clyde's blog and share you words of support and encouragement as he continues to focus on his dream. And wish me luck in my dream of becoming the Gold Blogger so I can go to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and continue cheering on all of the amazing athletes.

Here's the info on the Gold Blogger.

Panasonic also is conducting a global campaign to select a "Gold Blogger" from among the general web users who share Panasonic's passion and help promote the blog, through their blogging and/or other social media activities. Panasonic will provide a place for the Gold Blogger to exhibit his/her skills.
The selected Gold Blogger will be sent to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games to cheer for the athletes and blog about the athletes' activities and competitive performances. The Gold Blogger will represent all who wrote support messages on the website and hand deliver these messages to the athletes. Roundtrip airfare, local accommodation and Game tickets will be provided by Panasonic Corporation!!!!

ski girl
p.s. Check back tomorrow at ski like a girl for a profile on Tugba Karademir, Turkey, Ladies Figure Skating.

No comments:

Post a Comment