Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Cheering on my sister at the Olympics:)

 The highlight of this summer for many people is the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
I, like many people, get very excited about watching the world's best compete and prove themselves as the leading athletes in various sports. It is a beautiful way to watch sportsmanship, determination and superhuman talent come to fruition. 
This year is particularly special for me.  My younger sister, Rosie Cossar, is a part of the Canadian Rhythmic Gymnastics team competing in London this week. 
That's right, my little skin and blister is representing Canada at the 2012 Olympics! There are no words really to describe how proud this makes my family and I feel. It has been a long time in the making and it is so crazy to think that I leave tonight to watch Rosie take on the performance of a lifetime!

 For those of you who do not know, before I channeled my energies towards Ballet dancing, I was a serious Rhythmic Gymnast.  In my final year, I retired as the 3rd ranked Rhythmic Gymnast on the Canadian National team, having represented my country in many competitions worldwide. 
Rosie and I thus lived similar lifestyles growing up, mostly at the gym with our coaches and travel abroad from competition to competition. While I turned my efforts towards a career with the Boston Ballet, Rosie joined the Canadian Group and dedicated the next four years to qualifying for the Olympics.
And together with her team of five other girls, they did it!

So tonight, I am off to London, to support Rosie as her and her teammates compete among the best of the best.  Her events are on Thursday and Friday at noon, London time. I am not yet sure if they will be showing much of it here in the States, however once I hear of a link to an online source, I will post it on my Facebook.

So here's to Rosie and her group, going out and reaching their goal.  It has been a long road, but the summit is well worth it!
(I am also secretly hoping that because we look so similar, I may be able to sneak into the Athlete's Village...:)
Go Canada! Go!


  1. OMG!!! That's amazing!! I'm in London right now for the Olympics! I can't wait to watch her compete!

    xo Marie
    Chocolate & Wine

  2. That's so amazing about your sister!!! I'm sure you'll have an amazing time in London. :)

  3. So awesome that you're going to London!! I wish you sister all the luck in the world!!

  4. Really!?
    Amazing, let's please meet up:)

  5. That's so awesome--best of luck to your sister! And enjoy your time at the Games!

  6. Best of luck to Rose and Team Canada!