Stephanie Allmon of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said in one of her articles, “The perky pixie-size gymnast with the wide-tooth smile famously became the first female to grace the cover of a Wheaties cereal box; She remains one of the most popular athletes of all time. ”(news.msn.com) Mary Lou Retton is known for many achievements in her gymnastics career including her “Perfect 10” vault, youngest inductee in The Hall of Fame, and many medals in the 1984 Summer Olympics. Her life-changing career started when she was only 4 years old. Retton’s many accomplishments like her “Perfect 10” had a big impact on society.(biography.com)
Jackie Joyner Kersee’s later years were filled with starts and ends. Staying proud, at the age of 38, Jackie retired from track and field (‘ JAckie Joyner Kersee biography”). After retirement, Jackie built the JAckie Joyner Kersee foundation in her hometown in EAst St. Louis (“JAckie Joyner Kersee Biography”). JAckie helped people with the athletic ability and convinced people to do sports (“Jackie Joyner Kersee Biography”).
The Montanan women who had won the right to vote just three year prior were able to vote for Rankin. Her campaign skills, commitment, and energy were perhaps the most influential aspect of winning the congressional election. Compared to the third place candidate she received an impressive 6,354 more
Serena Williams Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a pro tennis player? Well, Serena Williams has accomplished many goals in her life so far being a pro tennis player. In the biography Venus and Serena by Dave Rineberg. The author explains how Serena Williams is a game changer because of how she dramatically transformed the tennis community and broke down racial barriers.
Jazz fought a battle with the United States Soccer Federation to allow Jazz to play on the girls’ soccer team, and two and a half years later she succeeded. After what Jazz has been through and what she is going through, she continues to be positive in many ways. She never gives up and is beautiful inside and out. She is so inspiring and continues to be kind, joyful and just amazing. She makes a difference in people 's everyday lives and without her, many people wouldn’t be where they are today.
Selena Quintanilla-Perez was a talented Mexican-American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, and fashion designer. On top of her career, she had respect, and was admired as a great role model by Mexican Americans. The “Queen of Tejano” music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the “Top Latin Artist of the 90s” and then “Best Selling Latin Artist of the decade”. Selena ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market.
During this era scoring 20 goals in a single season turned a player into a star. To Richard, this was nothing special as he exceeded this amount for 14 out of his 18 seasons played. For nine of these season he scored over 30 and for the other 5 he broke the 40 goal plateau. It was just common knowledge that if Richard got one goal, others would soon follow. In fact, on 26 occasions, he even potted three or more goals in the same game, a big achievement of the time.
Throughout her book, Nancy intrigues her audience by pouring pure emotion and truth into every word. She writes as if her sister is still living and vibrant as she once was. Nancy has never lost faith or given up when trials such as cancer consumes her. She chooses to rise up and to fight this battle to not only make everyone else proud but to fulfill the promise she once has
Francie Larrieu Smith, an iconic runner has achieved and accomplished many successes in her life. The iconic champion was born on 11/23/1952 in San Francisco bay areas and later graduation from the University of California in Los Angeles. Her willing-to-do, competitive, and challenge-accepting attitude greatly played a significant rule in her victories. When she first started running, her biggest ambition was to win the Olympics medal and then quit so that she could get married and have family and kids, but she didn’t think that she would get caught in running career for more than 30 years. She started working for achieving her maxim gradually since then.
He moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2003, since he moved he was the highest paid football player in the world. An OBE was received by Queen Elizabeth II in June 2003. In 2005, he became a UNICEF ambassador. He played for England for 13 years.
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
Tom Brady vs. Mia Hamm Today, athletes are viewed as iconic models and mentors for the aspiring generation of athletes hoping to eventually be at the professional league at a moment in their careers. According to Brady, he has kept his team at the national spotlight for six years. Star-studded and Olympic Gold Medalist Mia Hamm has accomplished many achievements over the years as an athlete for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team. Mia Hamm and Tom Brady have similarities and differences as types of athletes in our world today.
Shawn Johnson was named AOL 's 100 most searched females on the Internet for 2009. Also, the Forbes magazine named her America 's Most-Liked Sports Figure in the same year. She also received the title of Best Female U.S. Olympian by ESPY in 2009. Shawn has won the prestigious James E. Sullivan Award and a Teen Choice Award for Best Female Athlete. Iowa also celebrates a Shawn Johnson Day on October 17.