Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Desis Represent at the Olympic Trials

The Desi Gymnast who has been getting a lot of attention both b/c of her gymnast skillz, and because of her patronage from Pamela Anderson, Mohini Bhardwaj has been named to the U.S. olympic Gymnastic team. Congratulations go out to her from DESIBLOG.

"Mohini Bhardwaj and Annia Hatch, two of the nation's top vaulters, were named to the team in a live announcement made on an NBC telecast, along with Terin Humphrey and 2003 world silver all-around medalist Carly Patterson.

Bhardwaj, the former UCLA gymnast, followed up her strong trials performance with scores of 9.8 and 9.6 on vault in the selection camp competition.

"I didn't expect them to take both of us," Bhardwaj said on a conference call after the U.S. team was announced, referring to herself and Hatch. "I thought since January that they'd take one or the other.

"But to say we're specialists is selling it a bit short. We're also great all-around gymnasts."

Make sure to check out Manish Vij's blog for more on the Desi Olympians.


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