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I went to see Silken Laumann last night

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Preroller, Jan 23, 2002.

  1. Preroller

    Preroller TRIBE Member

    She was giving a speech for some sort of a "call out to kids" program, i think.
    It was at Bingamans park.

    I had a really good time. She shared alot of what happened to her in her career and related it to how we can all be better people, and how to talk to kids and helop make a positve impact on them, and those less fortunate.

    Things I didn't know/remember:

    She won the pairs rowing Bronze medal at the 1984 games with her sister(who got silken involved in rowing)

    Totally severed her calf muscle 10 weeks before winning the bronze medal at the 1992 games in barcelona. Didn't get out of the hospital for 3 and a half weeks, could barely walk when the olymipcs took place.

    So all in all I had a great time, Silken was informative and thought provoking, made me feel good about myself, and pretty funny as well. And we got to hold a silver medal [​IMG]

    Alos learned that Marshall Hall in Bingamans park would be a great place to have a party. [​IMG]

  2. tobywan

    tobywan TRIBE Member

    Silken is one of the greatest Canadian athletes...and her personality is second to none

  3. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    i watched her Life & Times on CBC Newsworld and was blown away.

    actually, i think i might have cried too.
  4. Preroller

    Preroller TRIBE Member

    yeah she was starting t0o cry last night, telling some real touching stories about how she totally had to change her focus when she had kids, and the first time she held them.

    BTW, she would flip her boat over waaay to many times when she started. She said she set the record in her first year for most tips. [​IMG]
  5. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    ugh. no it wouldnt...

  6. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

    Silken visits doodlebug's house all the time.
    They are family...

  7. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    did she use that line about how her leg injury was so completely devastating, but didn't even come close to the pain of childbirth?

    its stories like those that make the "ADOPT!ADOPT!" sign in my head start flashing.
  8. chernobyl

    chernobyl TRIBE Member

    She was one of my idols in high school.

    When she came to visit my team at uni I was so excited.
    She was pretty inspirational, but or team lost anyway... we sucked ass cuz we were a lightwieght team among a bunch not so lightwieght girls
  9. doodlebug

    doodlebug TRIBE Member

    well, sorta! she's my step father's niece.. I'm not joking either!
  10. Preroller

    Preroller TRIBE Member

    For Sure!

    But the pain would all be worth it.

    Glad I don't have to go through it. [​IMG]

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