Monday, 19 March 2012

Fearless 9-year-old skier becomes Web star

Fearless 9-year-old skier becomes Web star

Fearless 9-year-old skier becomes Web star, 9-Year-Old’s First Ski Jump Inspires the Web, A nervous fourth-grade girl works up the courage to take her first downhill run. The latest viral video making its way around the Internet is inspiring people all over the world. Here's the scene: a 9-year-old fourth-grader is standing at the top of a steep ski hill preparing to take her first ski jump by going down the hill and then launching into the air. She is wearing a helmet cam that records what she is experiencing as she works up the nerve to take the jump. 4th grader ski jumping for the first time inspires people around the Web: Terrified 9-year-old ski jumping goes viral; American Airlines employee allegedly fired over YouTube parody videos.

You can hear her father dispensing words of encouragement and technical advice about how to approach the jump, and you can hear her voice tremble as she decides to go through with it. She says, "Here . . . goes . . . something," when she finally decides to take off.

After she skis down the hill and launches off the ramp, the pure elation, joy, and relief she feels at the bottom is palpable. She lets out a big "yeah" as she is enjoying the feeling of accomplishment. People on the Web are calling the video "inspirational" and "extremely brave."

Ski jumping is an Olympic event that dates to the 1920s. However, only men have been able to compete in the event. That will change with the 2014 Winter Games in Russia. On April 6, 2011, the International Olympic Committee officially accepted women's ski jumping into the program.

Who knows, maybe this young girl will work her way to competing at that level some day.

via: yahoo

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