In the 1984 Olympics she earned a perfect 10.0 in Vault making her the first female gymnast in the U.S. to win the Olympic All Around title. “Mary Lou Retton’s wholesome exuberance won her many commercial endorsements, including the appearance on a Wheaties cereal box!”(biography.com) She is in great demand as a motivational speaker and corporate spokesperson. She made many commercials, appeared in several movies and T.V. shows, and is a popular speaker. Mary Lou Retton is still an amazing role model for many young athletes including gymnasts.
While I have various interests and talents that have me involved in numerous activities and clubs, the role which best defines me is my involvement with cheerleading. I cheer in High School and on a competitive team at Cheer Athletics which required a significant amount of my childhood to train to reach the highest competitive level. While High School cheer is mostly social, competitive cheer is my passion as it requires significant tumbling, jumping, stunting, and dance related skills that are fine-tuned over many years of training. This hard core training has taught me many important life skills that I believe will allow me to be successful in all aspects of my life. I started competing at Cheer Athletics when I was six years old as I
Zig Ziglar once said, “When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that's when your passion is born.” When you find something that you're good at and that you love, you’re driven to do it for the rest of your life. For me, it's cheerleading. I’ve learned so many things, not only about myself, but about other people and what I want in life from cheerleading. It’s safe to say being a cheerleader has impacted every single area in my life, for the better.
Jennie Finch was an amazing softball player. From starting at the very young age of five, all the way to winning a gold medal in the Olympics; her softball career was quite successful start to finish. Finch has also created programs for young girls post Olympics and still continues to today. Finches softball career started at a very young age, it began soon after her fifth birthday when her parents signed her up for a T-Ball team. Throughout the years, she developed a strong love and passion for the sport.
Many people believe that Mia Hamm and Michelle Akers are acknowledged for being the two best female soccer players of all time. They both started to carry fame at a young age. Mia Hamm started to play for the national team when she was just 15 years old. They both were the only women selected for the FIFA 100, the greatest living soccer players ever. Mia Hamm is acknowledged for U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year and was in the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Her first break in showbiz was when she became a grand finalist of Eat Bulaga 's Little Miss Philippines beauty pageant. Becoming a grand champion of Bulilit Kampeon in 1988 was her biggest break. Donna Cruz signed with Viva Records and released her debut album in the same year in 1989. Her singles "Kapag Tumibok ang Puso" and "Rain" became well known singles in OPM music industry.
At the end of the routine, we all cheered with joy at our unexpected accomplishment. I was so proud of how far we had come in only a week. I was overjoyed to have shared that moment of excitement with all of my cheer sisters. No one recognizes cheerleading as a sport, but we work just as hard as other sports to accomplish the things we need to accomplish. People see the final product of our routine.
Every little gymnasts’ dream, including mine, was to go to the Olympics, to compete at the college level and achieve overall greatness in the sport of gymnastics. However, as I got older and progressed through the sport, that dream that every little girl dreams about started to slowly slip away. The reality was that by the time I had reached 8th grade I was no longer at my pinnacle. I had hit the dreaded growth spurt.
An experience that was meaningful to me was the time that my entire family and I went to Disney from July 1st,2010 to July 14th,2010 it was such a great experience. Jumping with excitement the first time that I found out (Participle). It was going to be my first big trip with my mom’s boyfriend who is now my dad. This was a trip that was holding such a big surprise at the end of it.
In 2013, Christine Sinclair signed with her current club; Portland Thorns FC. Once again, in her first season, she won won the league title scoring in the final playoff game. Throughout her professional career, it seems like wherever she went, success followed. As many pundits believe, a large reason for this is the ability she brought to teams she
Eminent person Ava Solis A1-2 12- 1-15 Carli Lloyd did something that nobody could think of, she broke the record of the fastest hat trick ever recorded. She helped the U.S national team by using persistence and becoming an award winning soccer player. She illuminated in the world by being an inspiration to young players. In under 16 minutes Carli Lloyd scored 3 goals in the most important game of the season. This extraordinary soccer player has been dominating the field lately and showing people exactly what she can do.
On March 11, 2017 the world’s best all-star cheerleading teams will be at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in DisneyWorld for the most prestigious cheer competition of the year. The teams there have qualified by getting bids from regional and national competitions, similar to how gymnasts qualify for large meets by competing well in smaller meets. Throughout the competition hundreds of teams will perform their routine filled with the most elite tumbling and stunting sequences ever performed. The tosses and baskets will be so high that if they were performed in a smaller building the flyers, or girls in the air, would hit the ceiling. The tumbling will be so fast and so powerful that if someone was to radar gun the pass, they would be going over
(insert quote) Veteran Tamika Catchings enjoyed a solid performance in her final all star game, eight points, ten rebounds, six assists. Catchings surpassed Lisa Leslie for first on the all time All Star Game scoring list with 108 points. Catchings deferred to her teammates and her defensive prowess when asked what the record meant to her. “We have scorers everywhere, and that’s what people choose to focus on sometimes. But you also need those players who are willing to do whatever it takes to help their team win, and that’s what I want to be too,” Said Catchings in her post game press conference.
I didn’t know back then I would come the tremendously frightening and honoring understanding of how much I could influence a young person’s life. In our town there is a youth football program we have come to know as “Cadiz Biddy Football.” They start in August and play four teams two times each, then go into playoffs to see who gets to compete in the “Superbowl”. Along with the football program is a cheerleading program.