Among them is Tara, a professional snowboarder who holds five gold medals for the winter games, which is more than any other women. This says a lot about women in sports, there is a need for more representation. FloJo is a track Olympian who won three gold medals in Korea, which is incredible but it is the first time I have heard of this wonderful woman. There was also Kristi Yamaguchi a figure skater that won Olympic gold medals and Holly McPeak a beach volleyball Olympian. One thing I
The reason for this is almost 100 colleges in the US have gymnastics teams. Not only can you continue to do gymnastics and do what you love, you can even earn a helpful scholarship! As a result, if you go to college and get on the gymnastics team, you can make friends quickly because you have something in common with your teammates. Now if you take Simone Biles for instance, she trained so hard in gymnastics and got to go to the Olympics. Not only did she get to go to the Olympics, which is pretty dang hard to do, but she won 1st all around, floor, and vault!
Malala was sent thousands of gifts and get well cards from people all around the world, in which she states helped her with her recovery. After she was fully recovered, she received person of the year runner up two years later. This was a huge achievement for such a young age, only aged 17 . She also won several awards previously, and after winning the Pakistan Youth Peace Prize Award, it was renamed the Malala Peace Prize. Her fame grew exponentially, when she released her book, “I Am Malala”, which has sold over 1 million copies.
Gabby (late nicknamed Flying Squirrel) was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, sharing a house with 3 siblings and mom and dad, Timothy Douglas and Natalie Hawkins. Her older sister Arielle started of her career at age six when convincing their mom Natalie to enroll Gabby in gymnastics. By eight years old gabby had won the level four all-around gymnastics title while competing in the 2004 Virginia State Championships. Tragically in 2009 Douglas suffered a fracture to her wrist. Due to her injury she was unable to compete in several events.
Time passed but those images never faded from her mind. She wrote her first song at 8 years old and signed her first record deal at when she was 13. After her first two albums she became a superstar because of her strong vocals and her incredible hip shaking belly dance moves. She has been awarded with several Grammy awards and a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Besides her busy career she has focused on helping children in need.
Wilma Rudolph had polio as a young child and had to wear braces just to walk. She vowed to follow her older sister onto the school basketball team. This determination led her to practice first walking and later running. This determination paid off, not only did she make the basketball team but also the track team. Then, after the 1960 Rome Olympics she was known as the fastest woman on earth.
She is known for the commercial movie Starship Troopers which made over $120 million in worldwide box office and she was nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Award as Favorite Newcomer Female. Her popular roles in Wild Things, The World is Not Enough added great value to her net worth. She was starred in her own reality TV series-
Mackenzie Danner is a very smart and compassionate sixteen year old young lady. Her passion has always been to help motivate and coach young children. Mackenzie has always been and over achiever. She graduated high school two years early and she is now pursuing her life long goal at Pellissippi State Community College. Mackenzies greatest passion is inspiring and coaching young girls in volleyball.
As if by magic, my mother began working at a local recreation center called Robison Community School in our area. The center provided moderately priced lessons of all kinds for the children in the community. My mother, as an employee, was able to enroll me for free in the recreational gymnastics lessons that the center offered. I took lessons at the center for three years before it closed down due to budget cuts. While the lessons were limited in that they lacked all four competitive apparatuses, I gained more strength and flexibility at the center than any gymnast in a club gym could have obtained through taking weekly lessons for a steeper
Jessica Jensen Professor Rice English 1302 25 October 2016 Taylor Swift’s Appropriateness Taylor Swift’s career started when she was just sixteen years old. With hit singles like “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me,” her fame skyrocketed until she released her first album in 2009, Fearless. As her fame grew, she became inspiring to young girls everywhere. They looked up to her as the girl who made her dreams come true. She helped them to believe that love was possible and encouraged girls to believe in themselves too.