As Simone said, “ today do what other won't so tomorrow you can accomplish what others can't.” Simone Biles had a tough childhood but with a lot of hard work she became the gymnast she is today. Simone Biles was tough but she had a really tough childhood and school life. Simone Biles was homeschooled at 13 because she had been adopted by her grandfather because her mom was a drug addict. Her grandmother Nelie her adopted mom homeschooled her so Simone could do more gymnastics.
Nadia Comaneci was a gymnast who competed in the 1976 Montreal olympics. She changed the world of gymnastics along with how women were viewed. Without Nadia, gymnastics might still be an unknown sport to most. She is revolutionary because she brought popularity to the sport, refined the standards of gymnastics, and she gave women everywhere the courage to do what they want. Nadia Comaneci made gymnastics more well known because she scored a perfect 10 in the Olympic Games, she joined a sport mainly for boys, and she inspired many to join gymnastics.
Marion Jones might not be as much of a known name as it was somewhat fifteen years ago. On October 12, 1975, Marion Jones was born in California. Jones knew she wanted to go to the Olympics at a young age. Marion would eventually get her chance to be an Olympian. Although, it might not turn out the way she’d planned.
Gymnastics has been a part of the Olympics ever since the Olympics originated in 1896. For 32 years, only men were allowed to compete. Starting in 1828, women were allowed to compete as gymnasts in the Olympics. Throughout the years, there have been many Olympic gymnasts who have won gold medals; however, Amanda Borden, Kim Zmeskal, and Betty-Jean Maycock are all United States Olympic gymnasts who have done more that just win an Olympic title.
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live,” quoted Anne Sweeney, formerly the co-chair of Disney Media, President of the Disney–ABC Television Group, and the President of Disney Channel. In this quote, Anne wanted everyone to know that everyone has their own definitions of success and have their own ways to get their. Two ways that people define success is being happy or satisfied with what they love doing and reaching their goals after obstacles. These two features can be seen in the books, The Outliers, The Last Lecture, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul and the article, Catching Kayla, by Digital Sports News. “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome,” stated
It’s a good and bad for her to run. It’s bad because she can’t play soccer and she loses all feeling in her legs after one lap. She can also die from her blood pressure gets too high. It’s good because her doctor says “it’s good to run for people with MS.” If she wants to run let her run because she said “I don’t know how much longer I have.”
My Grandmother, Paula Bridwell grew up with two loves, music and horses. In Hobbs, New Mexico, She grew up singing and riding horses, which has shaped with her life throughout the years. The local rodeo in Hobbs, New Mexico in 1964 was quite a sight. The whole community it seemed would come out to see the competitions.
Do you ever wonder if just one person could make that much of a difference to the life that you and I have today? Someone that I know will make a difference in history forever is Dorothy McKibbin, she was a very important and influential person during the time period of the making of the bomb. Dorothy was a very caring person who always wanted to help and wanted to do anything she could to make a situation better. Dorothy was known for being a hard worker and she always seemed to be happy and kind to others even through all of the hardships she went through in her life. From moving 800 miles from her family and everyone she knew to get treated for her disease to her husband dying and leaving her and her two year old son alone.
Sally Ride was the first American woman in space. She is also known for being the youngest person sent into orbit. Sally was born May 26, 1951 to Carol Anderson and Dale Ride in Encino, Los Angeles, CA. As a child Ride showed natural athletic ability. She loved sports.
Let the games begin! Winter is the time of the year when the legendary Winter Olympic games commence. Multiple athletes compete and make their countries proud. Canadian Olympic athlete Heather Moyse, a highly recognized bobsledder has competed in numerous Winter Olympic games and has earned herself a title as a Women's Bobsledding champion throughout Canada. Not only is Heather a breath-taking athlete, but she has become an inspirational motivational speaker and has written her own inspirational book.