Monday, July 7, 2008

Beijing Bound**!!!

Man, I've been slacking on the blogging updates!! Apologies!

With a 10th place finish in Hamburg, I have finally met the Dutch NOC criteria for Beijing! That's right, Olympics, here I come!! How cool is that??!! I still need to get official approval for my spot, but it is looking positive! I'll let you know ASAP.

I'll post some more later, maybe a pic or two since I haven't done that in awhile!
Thanks for all the e-mails and posts!
**pending Dutch NOC approval.


Anonymous said...

That's awesome news Lisa! We knew you would do it! Way to go. I look forward to watching you walk into the opening ceremonies wearing your orange.


Anonymous said...

Lisa, you're amazing! Congratulations!


Eileen Swanson said...

WOW, SO COOL! CONGRATULATIONS! This is awesome news. I am praying they will approve. Way to go Lis!


BreeWee said...

Lisa you are a stud! When your dad and coach told me I started to cry, I felt like it was me, I am more happy for you than you can imagine! We got a whole Big Island gonna be cheering for you in Beijing... they even like you better than our American gals, can't really blame them, you are too amazing! And you have the Lavaman thing going like you are a local here or something :)

henk said...

Hi Lisa!

van harte gefeliciteerd! That's dutch and means congratulations!
You did it! Now it's up to the National Olympic Commitee, but they can refuse you, as mentioned in my e mail:
you are the 239th competitor for the Netherlands in Beijing now.
The biggest dutch olympic team ever.
You'll have to race of your life in Beijing. All the best with your preperation and are you also going to South Korea for acclimatisation like Sander is?
Henk form the Netherlands

Lisa G said...

Wow Lisa - Congratulations! I am so happy for you! You are going to the Olympics!! You are an inspiration to me because you started out just like me (previous swimmer and age group triathlete) so I will aim for bigger and better things too!

Astrid, Stephen & Matt said...

You ROCK!!!!
I am so excited for you! Can't wait for final clearance. How cool are you ... The Olympics. There just aren't words.

Anonymous said...

Lisa, We knew that you could do it!!!! I was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole race, and that was with the limited video that they had. Olympics, WOW, how cool is that? Well, you certainly have the drive and passion, I know you will give it your best.
Congratulations, Lisa!!

JDM said...


Mike said...

Hey Lisa! Heard about the victory! Sweet job cuz! We will be sitting here (In Saskatoon mind you, not in China *sigh*) cheering you on! We are all super proud. Keep up the good work!

-Mike and the Family back home!

rr said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! So exciting, well done Lisa. :) Can't wait to track you in Beijing..


Samantha said...

YAY!!! I'm so happy for you and excited to cheer you on in Beijing!!! I set my alarm for 6:30am to get up and watch the tricast and everyting!!! Good luck and have fun in a few weeks!!!!


lysanne said...

Keeping my fingures crossed for you. but way to go at the world cup

Anonymous said...

Congratulations 'soon to be' Olympian. Janet and I have been following you throughout your 2008 season. Great progress and what a result yesterday! Looking forward to cheering you on in China. Best of luck.

Dan & Janet

Anonymous said...

Way to go Lisa!!!

I'm so Happy for you.

Janet N.

Norbert said...

Lisa, I never doubted it!!! Simply awesome when it actually happens though! Stay healthy...!!

Jennifer Mensink said...

Great job Lisa! We were all cheering you on Sunday morning. Talk about leaving it to the last second. I knew you could do it!


Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa this is Ben van den Berg from Saskatoon, Can. I heard about your 9th place/ make that 10th wtf victory on Sunday morning. It was the first thing that I woke up to. My mother who is friends with your grandmother told me about it. Congrats. As for the rest of the day I decided to do a bike ride of my own to ad to the spirit of your jouney. I set out to do 100km but alas the road that I chose was rough and I bonked at 60 km in a cramping defeat but never the less it was awsome and it was for you. I pray for you on your quest and honour your commitment to represent the sport for Canada and The Nederlands.

Keep the rubber side down and may the wind be at your back as you fight for your possition as one of the greats in our sport.

Anonymous said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Can't say enough about your resolve. Way to go. You make us all proud.

Erryl, Sara and Miles