Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Guilty Olympians...

Jan Frodeno is a 30-year-old German triathlete. He won gold in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Born in Cologne, Frodeno started out as a swimmer in South Africa at the age of 15, and he entered triathlon in 2000. Fun Fact: The reason for Jan to take up triathlon is because there was a girl who he liked and she was a triathlete, so he did it too. Sweet!

By the time he was 13 Thomas Whalan was sick of swimming laps of the pool and began playing water polo. Six years later he was the youngest Australian player on the team competing at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games where the Sharks finished eighth. The outside shooter then competed at Athens 2004, finishing ninth, and Beijing 2008, finishing eighth. Fun Fact: Back in 2001, Thomas had been named the Cleo Bachelor of the Year.

Thomas Pichler is an elite gymnast based in Brisbane, Australia. Originally from Austria, Thomas and his family moved to Australia in 1992. At age 6 he started gymnastics and has been perfecting his gymnastics skills since. Thomas was winner of two gold medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, sadly he narrowly missed qualification for the 2012 Olympic Games. 

Alexandre Despatie is a Canadian diver from Laval, Quebec. He was the World champion at the 1 and 3 m springboards from 2005 to 2007 and is the first, and so far only, diver to have been World champion in the three categories. Fun Fact: Alexandre had played a small role in a teenage romantic comedy called À vos marques! Party! (On your mark! Party!) which was released in Quebec back in March 2007.

Novak Djokovic, the sexy Serbian professional tennis player and a former World No. 1 is heading back to Wimbledon for the Olympics. Good luck Nole! Fun Fact: Novak started playing tennis because he used to watch tennis courts being built opposite his family's pizza and pancake restaurant. And now, he owns his own restaurant in Serbia called, Novak Cafe & Restaurant.

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