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Who Is Your Favorite 2008 Summer Olympian?

Although Winter is almost here, I can easily recall the excitement of the Summer Olympic Games and athletes that competed in Beijing.

Although it might prove difficult to pick your favorite Olympian from the 2008 games, I am sure you are up to the task. All these athletes deserve our respect and admiration, but only one can be your favorite. Do your loyalties lie in the pool or the track? Is your favorite the US beach volleyball team or the winner of the all-around gymnastic title? I want to know . . .


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crazylovevbug crazylovevbug 8 years
it's a huge tie! i can't pick between phelps, torres, treaner and walsh, johnson, and bolt. they all were fantastic.
pristeeny pristeeny 8 years
this was a hard one, but i picked dara. shes amazing.
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 8 years
Nastia, because last year everyone counted her out and she came back with a vengeance! The rivalry between her and Shawn was so much fun all year. Plus she is by far the most beautiful gymnast I've ever seen.
Anais18 Anais18 8 years
I voted for Usain bolt. The man broke world records and did that wish such ease! I also respect Phelps for his achievements.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
I'm not really a fan of Phelps. I loved Usain Bolt, he's just amazing! I love Kerri and Misty too :) but overall, i'm going with Rebecca Adlington, she was absolutely amazing. I've become a huge fan of hers.
codewhiz codewhiz 8 years
In the "other" category I would pick Nick Symmonds who qualified for the 800m since he went to the same school as my husband. Too bad his strategy didn't work for him in Beijing!
codewhiz codewhiz 8 years
Aw man, only 6 votes (including me) for Clay? :( I picked him cuz he went to the school just up the street from me, and he lives in the general vicinity too.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
wambalus wambalus 8 years
I'm going with Rebecca Adlington of the UK - her swimming performance was amazing, the first double gold for the UK in swimming in 100 years! And, she broke the longest standing swimming record, plus she's really nice and down to earth. Here's hoping her success with inspire the UK to really put money and time into developing swimming.
KibzeeLovee KibzeeLovee 8 years
tie! dara torres is an inspiration, but i gotta represent the hometown with kerri walsh. you go girls!
MissFamous182 MissFamous182 8 years
willowdiamond willowdiamond 8 years
Definitely Nastia, I don't like Phelps.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
Shawn and her power legs!
magiksotragic magiksotragic 8 years
Bolt was amazing, but a bit of a jerk. I prefer Kerri and Misty Mae myself.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Shawn Johnson tops my list.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I love Walsh & May-Treanor!
ohbaby7 ohbaby7 8 years
Usain bolt! he was AMAZING
karlorene karlorene 8 years
shawn johnson and nastia luikin were my favs i looooved watching them! so talented... and of course michael phelps was amazing to watch
CUPCAKEchatter CUPCAKEchatter 8 years
Phelps - What he did was amazing.
NiceDriveway NiceDriveway 8 years
Why not have an 'Other' category? There were so many great performances from other competitors (Usain Bolt, Constantina Diṭă-Tomescu, Valentina Vezzali). C'mon fit. So many of your readers aren't American.
skygirl84 skygirl84 8 years
Nastia for sure
skiwi skiwi 8 years
Usain Bolt :D like some of the others, I'm starting to lose a lot of respect for Michael Phelps.
Freya82 Freya82 8 years
Once again I'm missing the "other/none of the above" button... I would pick Andreas Thorkildsen (javelin, Norway).
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Shawn Johnson is just so cute and smiled the whole time, even when they weren't doing so well.
Edie-J-Blige Edie-J-Blige 8 years
I love Shawn Johnson, even though I'm a former track and field runner. She really embodies the olympic spirit of fair play and a positive attitude, even when she was disappointed. I am rooting for her in 2012!
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