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Meet Olympic Gold Medalist Carly Patterson

Although Carly Rae Patterson was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on February 4, 1988, she is now living in Allen, Texas with her mother and sister. Carly is an incredibly accomplished athlete for her age. She is a former Olympic all-around Champion for the United States 2004 Olympic Team in Athens, Greece.

Due to injuries in her lower back, Carly is unfortunately not scheduled to make an appearance competing in women’s gymnastics with the U.S. 2008 Olympic Team. However, while Carly is one of the world’s most talented gymnasts, she was not always on the path to greatness.

It was at a young cousin’s birthday party in 1994 that Carly’s true gymnastic talent was noticed by a coach at a gymnastic club. Carly’s cousin belonged to a gymnastic club which hosted the birthday party. At that time, the coach saw the then six year old Carly tumbling around and immediately noticed her natural talent. Just six years later, Carly competed in Belgium’s Top Gym Tournament winning the silver medal in the all-around and the bronze for balance beam, which is undoubtedly Carly’s favorite event.

One year later, Carly competed in the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia. It was not her best performance, although she did rank second in the all-around competition before the final rotation. She was sick during the event and ended up finishing in seventh place. Despite an overall disappointing performance, her balance beam routine was almost flawless and featured what would become know as her signature move, “the Patterson”. This signature move is a double Arabian dismount from the balance beam.

By 2002, Carly Patterson became the U.S. Junior National All-Around champion and was considered to be one of the most important young female gymnasts of the time thus making her a viable candidate for the 2004 Olympic All-Around title. After her accomplishment in 2002, she went on to win almost every competition she entered. Unfortunately, due to a broken elbow in 2003, Carly had to sit out of the U.S. National Championships, but still went on to win the all-around silver medal at the World Gymnastics Championships in Anaheim, California making her the first American woman to achieve this accomplishment since 1994. This helped solidify her place on the 2004 U.S. Gymnastics Team.

During the 2004 Olympic trials, Carly did not perform to her best standards and had two falls during her balance beam routine, which dropped her to third place. It was because of this that she was not automatically placed on the 2004 U.S. Olympic team, however there was no doubt that she would end up competing in Athens that year.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Carly Patterson proved just how good she was, despite that already being clear to the world. She and her teammates won the silver medal for the team competition. During these events, Carly also won a silver medal for the balance beam, which is only fitting since she takes so much pride into each balance beam routine. In addition to winning two silver medals during these games, Carly also set a record. She became the first American woman to win a gold medal in the all-around during a fully attended Olympic Games. Her performances at the 2004 Olympics have placed Carly in the history books and paved the way for a very exciting life.

Shortly after her great achievements in the 2004 Summer Olympics, doctors found several bulging disks in Carly’s lower back. Due to this health issue, she was forced to reduce the amount of time dedicated to gymnastic training; however it has not stopped her on any other level. Carly continues to make appearances on talk shows, game shows, and television shows as well as participating in many autograph sessions and interviews each year. Partly due to her grueling schedule, Carly retired from gymnastics in 2006 and will not be competing in the 2008 Summer Olympics, much to the disappointment of many gymnastic enthusiasts. She will, however, be honored at the 2008 games by being inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Now that Carly has officially retired from the world of gymnastics, she continues to pursue many challenges. She recently served as the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Youth Ambassador for Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) as well as the ambassador for National Children’s Dental Access Day. She is one of many well known athletes to use her status in a positive way.

One of her current passions is her music career. In 2005, she discussed her wishes to pursue a career in music and announced that she would be working on a demo. That demo has apparently paid off as she has recently signed with Music Mind Records and will be releasing her first single, “Temporary Life (Ordinary Girl)” at the end of March 2008. Carly has also taken some time to write an autobiography discussing her life as a young gymnast through her Olympic competitions.

Grant Eckert

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Posted by mark - May 17, 2017 at 11:22 pm

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Where in louisiana do they sale cooked alligator meat ?


Places like by Bayou Areas. Little stores. In Grand Isle, Carrenco, And In Baton Rouge..

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Posted by mark - April 30, 2017 at 12:42 pm

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This Week in Combat Sports Dec 4, 2009: CSAC Decides on Pot use

Show Notes for This Week in Combat Sports for Dec 4th, 2009:

CSAC TAKES STANCE ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA

7 Ways to Fix What’s Broken with Judging

Massachusetts Governor Signs MMA Bill Into Law; UFC Event Likely Soon

Junie Browning wins at Saturday’s MMA Big Show event

UFC cuts middleweight Jake Rosholt

Belfort vs. Marquardt while Silva heals

Mark Coleman official for UFC 109 bout with Randy Couture

Fedors knockout victory over Brett Rogers viewed by over 25 million homes

K.J. Noons Signs Multi-Fight Deal with Strikeforce

Renzo Gracie signs with the UFC

Melvin Manhoef Signs With Strikeforce

Pacquiao-Mayweather bout closer

TUF 10 finale

Asylum Fight League XXIV Edison, New Jersey
COPA AMERICA WINTER NATIONALS Bradenton, Florida
NEW BREED FIGHTERS XXVII: ONE STEP CLOSER HAS JUST ARRIVED Atlantic City, New Jersey
“ALABAMA PRIDE” MONSON VS. FULTON Birmingham, Alabama
Season’s Beatings Shreveport, Louisiana

Links to news and events, head over to http://twicbs.com. questions or comments, send your emails to twicbs@gmail.com or post on http://twicbs.com. see you next week.

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Posted by mark - April 25, 2017 at 9:48 am

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#22 Oklahoma State at Louisiana – 2010 Football

Highlights and commentary from Oklahoma State’s 58-24 win over Louisiana.

Brandon Weeden threw five touchdowns passes, three of which ignited a second-half rally that boosted No. 22 Oklahoma State to a 54-28 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday night.

Weeden hit Michael Harrison for a 24-yard score and Hubert Anylam for a 22-yard touchdown in the first nine minutes of the third quarter as the Cowboys (5-0) scored 24 points in the third quarter to take the lead for good.

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Posted by mark - March 29, 2017 at 8:27 pm

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well do chris brown ever get a good night sleep and do he like southern louisiana cooking?


DUDE !! WTF Are you so obsessed with my friend chris .. i gotta tell him hes got a stalker your just creepy.

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Posted by mark - February 19, 2017 at 11:49 pm

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Louisiana – Swamp Tour – Travel Doc

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km²) and with more than 300 million people, the United States is the third or fourth largest country by total area, and third largest by land area and by population. The United States is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries.

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Posted by mark - February 14, 2017 at 7:42 pm

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2009 Louisiana State Wrestling Tourney Day 2 – 02.14.09

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Posted by mark - February 5, 2017 at 3:20 pm

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Am I the ONLY Louisiana citizen infuriated at the dismal status of our state?

Question by collegedudesoon: Am I the ONLY Louisiana citizen infuriated at the dismal status of our state?
Our governor and “representatives” continually utter the same tired rhetoric about our “unique culture” and “our spirit” when confronted with questions about Louisiana’s status as a “bottom-of-the-list” state. The abysmal condition of Louisiana (crime, poverty, healthcare, education, quality of life, etc.) isn’t going to be remedied because of our “joie de vie” or our mardi gras parades.

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Answer by justbeingher
So quit complaining and collecting evidence and do something to help.

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Posted by mark - December 26, 2016 at 4:30 pm

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Georgia Health Insurance Helps Members of the Peach State Become More Healthy

Georgia has just been named in the top 10 for one of the unhealthiest states in the nation. Georgia is ranked No. 6 on the list following just Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Mississippi. These rankings were done judging each state on twenty-one different factors ranging from cancer rates to obesity. Georgia has recently leaped into the top ten in the past ten years, with Georgia being 24 sports higher at No. 30 less than ten years ago. Georgia has been ranked fourth in the number new AIDS cases per year, and firth for the number of sexually transmitted diseases. Just these two new statistics it’s enough to send anyone living in the Peach State packing. Besides the spread of STD’s one of the main reasons why people living in the Peach State are considered some of the most unhealthy in the country is because of an unhealthy lifestyle as well as a high-fat diet which is putting a lot of people down south at risk.

High-fat diets are known to have levels much higher than the levels advised by the American Heart Association, which can over time, cause cardiac or heart problems. Problems like there are very serious and can lead to very serious surgeries such as heart bypass surgery. For people who are going to continue to state on their high-fat diets, and even for people who don’t that live in Georgia, it is very important for them to have some type of Georgia Health Insurance. Georgia being one of the most unhealthy states in the nation gives good reason for residents to have a good Georgia Health Insurance plan especially a plan which include well-visit check ups as well as any type of testing or screening that may be important to screen for such serious ailments such as heart disease.

Here few ways that nutritionists recommend that residents of Georgia can change their lifestyle in order to become more healthy. One of the easiest ways is to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your life. Fruits and vegetables are relatively inexpensive and they are also very good for you, when purchasing fruits and vegetables remember that the darker the fruit or vegetable, the better it will be for you. This is because the darker it is the more nutrients it will hold. Also, eating raw vegetables such as tomato, or lettuce is better for you than cooking them because they will retain all of the nutrients they are grown with, opposed to cooking or frying them which may lead to decrease in amount of nutrients.

Another way that residents of Georgia can become more healthy and safe is by purchasing Georgia health insurance. There are more than 45 million people across the country with health insurance, and many of those people are located in Georgia. Having some type of Georgia Health Insurance is imperative for residents to live a happy and stress-free lifestyle.

Ronnie Hamilton
http://www.articlesbase.com/insurance-articles/georgia-health-insurance-helps-members-of-the-peach-state-become-more-healthy-722922.html

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Posted by mark - October 26, 2016 at 7:45 am

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Road to Glory ft Dallas Scott & the Louisiana State LSU Tigers Ep. 3 (NCAA Football 11) Sports

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Posted by mark - July 23, 2016 at 3:17 am

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