Salma Hayek Opens Up About Her Olympic Ambitions

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With less than a month to go, the 2012 Summer Games seem to be on everyone’s minds. For Salma Hayek, they’re especially significant; primarily, because she once had dreams of competing as a gymnast.

Hayek recently revealed that she was recruited for the Mexican team when she was a young girl. Apparently her father had her on the balance beam at a very early age and she showed quite a bit of potential.

“Back in the day, I was recruited to be on the Olympic team,” she told the Toronto Sun. “But I was eight or nine years old and my father said no because of all the training involved.”

Clearly Salma’s training routines have worked to her advantage. At 45-years-old, she’s still in incredible shape and may be pulling out some of her trademark leaps and lunges in the upcoming flick Savages.

Have you ever dreamed of competing in the Olympics?

 

 

By Michael Lopez

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