One minute showed on the clock. The score read USA 8, Spain 5. We were just 60 seconds from winning Olympic gold. But by the looks on our faces, you would have thought we were tied, or even down, fighting for our lives in that pool.
The U.S. Olympic women's water polo team left the national training center in Los Alamitos, Calif. on Sunday to fly to London. Annika Dries gives us an inside look at what one of the squad's days were like during its last week of training in the States.
I love hearing our national anthem. It's a moment of calm before the storm, and everyone is focused on just listening to the music. Last week, I heard it for the last time before we hear it in London. We played in a series of four physical games at home against Hungary, the team we'll play in our opening match at the Olympics less than a month from now.
Annika Dries will be blogging for espnW throughout her training for this summer's London Olympics. Check back in June for more from Annika on the journey.Though we're still 73 days from the opening ceremony, I've already had a taste of what the Olympics is going to feel like.
Annika Dries will be blogging for espnW throughout her training for this summer's London Olympics. Check back in April for more from Annika on the journey.One of the proudest moments of my career happened last month at the Holiday Cup -- and it had nothing to do with how I played.