Alena Sharp talks about the Olympics

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Alena Sharp of Canada poses for a portrait at Hamilton Farm Golf Club on May 17, 2011 in Gladstone, New Jersey.

The 2012 Summer Olympics are in full swing and all over the world people are watching as their favorite athlete competes for gold. LPGA.com caught up with several players to get their take on this year's Summer Olympics. In the latest edition of the Olympic Q&A Alena Sharp takes time to answers a few questions from what sport she'd like to try, her favorite Summer Olympics moment and a lot more.

LPGA: Do you have a favorite Summer Olympics moment?
SHARP: I don't really have a favorite Summer Olympics moment.

LPGA: Who is your favorite Summer Olympics athlete?
SHARP: My favorite summer Olympics athlete to watch is Michael Phelps.

LPGA: What is your favorite sport to watch in the Summer Olympics?
SHARP: I like to watch swimming and diving.

LPGA: Which country do you think will win the most medals?
SHARP: I think the USA will win the most medals. (sorry Canada! :)

LPGA: Which Summer Olympic sports would you like to play?
SHARP: I would definitely like to row, kayak or water polo if I had the chance to be in the Summer Olympics.

LPGA: Do you prefer the Summer or Winter Olympics?
SHARP: Being from Canada and loving hockey, I definitely like the Winter Olympics compared to the Summer Olympics.

LPGA: Which Summer Olympics sport would you never want to try?
SHARP: I wouldn't ever want to try gymnastics, I'm not flexible at all!

LPGA: Which sport did you have no idea was in the Olympics?
SHARP: I had no idea that trampoline and sailing were in the Olympics

LPGA:  If you were on the gymnastics team which event would you want to participate in?
SHARP: I would do the uneven bars if I had to pick an event for gymnastics.

LPGA: How do you feel about golf being added to the Olympics in 2016?
SHARP: I'm very excited that golf will be added to the 2016 Olympics.

LPGA: Is making the 2016 Olympics a goal of yours?
SHARP: I hope to represent Canada in the 2016 Olympics. Its such an amazing feeling to play for your country. It's a big goal of mine.

LPGA: What sport did Margaret Abbott play to become the first U.S. woman to win Olympic gold, in 1900?
SHARP: I had no idea on this question so I googled it. Margaret Abbot played golf surprisingly!

LPGA: What would it mean to you to carry the Olympic Torch for your country?
SHARP: Carrying the torch would be such an unbelievable experience. It would be nice to get to do that sometime in the near future.

 

Topics: Olympics, Sharp, Alena

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