Monday, August 11, 2008

1 Week To Go!

Seven days from now, I'll be competing in my first Olympic Games! Wow, its been a ton of hard work, but its all about to pay off. I'm leaving tomorrow morning to head back into the athlete's village in Beijing for a couple more training sessions before the qualifying round on the 18Th. This year's games will be one of the most exciting ever! Not just because I'll be participating (well maybe a little) but because every year America's talent gets better and better. I'm predicting there will be a lot of upsets and surprises. You'll just have to make sure you stay glued to the Games so you won't miss a thing! Thanks again for all the support that everybody has been sending to me and my family. We greatly appreciate all the love and prayers. Keep them coming as we are heading into the home stretch. Go USA!

Peace and Blessings,
Amber

13 comments:

T Van said...

Amber,

Thanks for the update! We've been checking the site on a regular basis. We know that you are ready! You have stayed focused; work hard; and your best is just around the corner.

May you keep your double support phase long!


T. Van Demark and Family

Anonymous said...

Amber,

Good luck, everyone here is talking and thinking about you. We are so excited that you are experiencing this, after all your hard work and dedication, you deserve it all.

Love Judey and Chuck Johns
(CCU photography and Quail Creek GC)

kendraarcher said...

Amber, I justed wanted to let you know Im so proud of you. Im praying and cheering for you. God Bless.

Kendra your Big Sis
Z Phi

PS David says for all the food you ate you owe him Shoes.. LOL

annie said...

Go, Amber, Go! We love you!

(Annie and family, Carl and Ellen Fenter)

Anonymous said...

Amber,Can't wait to see you compete!  You deserve the very best!  You are a true inspiration many.  Best wishes,Cari, Jake and Caulin Rosiek

Tina said...

Best of luck Amber!! You have prepared physically and mentally, now is your time to shine. With a clear head and a pure heart, your dreams will come true.
JOY,
Tina Holguin

Livingston Cheng said...

hey amber, i'm a coworkers of brian... just wanted to say we got prime seats in section 101 (dead center) and will be cheering hard for you on the 18th! we'll be waving our US and Canadian (my wife) flags proudly. GO AMBER!! GO USA!!

Stacey said...

Way to go Amber! My mom was talking to your mom and found out you made it to the Olympics. We are all proud of you, and will be praying for you as your event draws near!

Good luck and God bless!
Stacey (Bright) Weyrick
~I used to be your neighbor in Indianapolis

Pastor LN said...

Oh, wow! I CAN believe it! We are so proud of you and are sending up major-league prayers for gold. I am sure your mom and dad are wild with excitement. Give them my/our love. We're with you, girl!
Ellen and Carl Fenter

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS BER-BER.
CAN'T HELP BUT NOTICE IN ALL YOUR PICS ONLINE THAT YOUR A LITTLE AHEAD OF THE BALL. PUSH THAT BAD BOY OUT OF THE STADIUM NEXT WEEK! ALWAYS KNEW YOU'D BE KICKING SOME OLYMPIC ASS.
SHOOTER

Dexter Mitchell said...

Amber,

Your Elevate family sends out much love and prayer. We can not wait to see you go for the gold.


Dexter Mitchell

dt said...

good luck CRACKER I always knew you would make it!!!!!!!

PEACE

K.O. Damron said...

Amber,
May God give you the strength and focus to perform at your very best. We are all proud of you for being on the team. Throw it out of the stadium!
K.O. & Sherri Damron
Legends Real Estate
Myrtle Beach

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In Olympic throwing events -- men's and women's shot put, discus, hammer and javelin -- the competition begins with a qualifying round in which the entire field is divided into two or more groups. In this round, competitors take turns attempting to reach a pre-set distance that automatically advances them to the final. If fewer than 12 athletes meet the distance required from direct qualification, the 12 competitors with the best throws, plus any athletes tying for 12th, advance to the final. In the final round, competitors take turns until each has attempted three throws. At this point, the top eight-ranked competitors (plus ties) receive three more throws. The best throw of the six is counted and the athlete with the longest throw is declared the winner. In case of a tie, the second-best throw is consulted.

Amber In her MJOLNIR Armor

Amber In her MJOLNIR Armor
Amber takes Gold at the Indoor Nationals

Olympic Trials 2008

Celebrating with the Campbell's

Indoor Championship 2009