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|TIME magazine’s 2012 Olympic issue|
Today I wanted to continue my feature on the Olympics, a few stories about the athletics that have started for the most part at a very young age, some with experienced training and others that found training through their community centers.
My feature is about Gabby Douglas, Gabby is 16 years old. I watched the Olympics last night and she caught my attention, they call her the “flying squirrel” for her performance on the parallel bars and has the biggest smile.
She started gymnastics when she was 6 years old, after her sister convinced her mother to let her do gymnastics. When she was 14 she moved from her home in Virginia to West Des Moines, Iowa to train with the same trainer Liang Chow, that coached Shawn Johnson the 2008 Olympic balance beam champion. You can only imagine all that she has put on hold to reach for her goals, no playing with her little girls friends, having lots of sleep overs, all things little girls do while growing up.
I think that anyone that takes on the goal of any athletic sport has a desire buried so deep inside that it gives them the courage to keep going day after day. The pain the agony, the defeat and accomplishments are outstanding and create great character!! The American Dream, that there is choice and the desireto reach out and make dreams come true!!“If You Believe, You Can Achieve”The support from their families is admirable!!
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