Did you know Gabby Douglas and her team won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio? Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas is an African-American Gymnast. She lives in West Des Moines, Iowa. Gabby started gymnastics at a very young age and today has won many Olympics even though she is only 19 years old. Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas is an influential person because she is a young athlete, she has been in the Olympics many times, and Gabby grew up not having much money, but she made her dream come true.
In the eighth grade her sister made the track team, but Wilma did not. Her father explained that the Rudolph sister come in a package, “You get both of them or neither.” Wilma then made the track team, although basketball was still her favorite sport. She then became very well known. In the 1960 Olympic Games, Wilma broke world records in the 100m, 200m, and the 4x100m relay race, being the first and youngest to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Game.
She has always had a history of being sick, especially when she was younger, but always seem to get better. Abigail Adams greatly impacted the Revolutionary War because she helped in crucial battles/events, helped out many people, and the big impact she made and the effects. For all the amazing things she did, Abigail is known as one of the earliest women’s rights activists. When the British fired on Boston’s Harbor, Abigail
The world’s greatest female athlete is a lot more than what she seems. She has done several remarkable things, other than winning the Olympics many times. She is much more than an amazing person and lots of people do not even know. Jackie Joyner-Kersee has won several honors in the Olympics. That is what most people know about her, and it is amazing but she has done more.
Mariel Margaret “Mia” Hamm-Garciaparra is a retired American professional soccer player and a two time olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women 's World Cup winner. Mia won the Women 's World Cup in 1991 and 1999, and took Olympic gold medals in 1996 and 2004. At the the age of 15, Mia was the youngest soccer player to play for the national team, she played forward. Mia Hamm was born March 17, 1972 in Selma, AL. Mia Hamm has scored 149 goals in international soccer-more than any other female player- and is still considered the greatest female soccer player in the world.
" In 2004, she and teammate Michelle Akers were named on FIFA 's list of the "125 Greatest Living Soccer Players"—becoming the only women and only Americans to be named to the list at that time" (Mia Hamm Biography). Mia Hamm is admirable because she proved to all that dreams aren 't impossible and are really closer then you might realize. All of the achievements Mia Hamm had sub stained along the way shaped her as the women she has become today, but she didn 't care about the records, just loved being
Wilma Rudolph Wilma Rudolph once said, “Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle. And I know what struggle is.” Wilma Glodean Rudolph, born prematurely on June 23, 1940, was an incredible woman. (Sanders, 2015). Born in a family of 22 kids, Rudolph had an extremely unwealthy home and life.
Emily Silverstein Mrs. Winkler Language Arts February 8th 2016 All leaders lead their countries for better or worse. Golda Meir did not only that but she helped impact and change other countries as well. Although She was an Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir largely impacted the United States as well as she helped grow women’s and Jewish empowerment worldwide. Golda Mabovitch was born in Russia, and moved to America due to anti semitism and the American dream. Her home was a dangerous place to live as a jew, “...where mobs killed over 100 Jews.”
Luma Mufleh is a big inspiration not only that but she made a big impact in life. She takes young children who has fled from her country and takes their pain and releases it into a sport they love which is soccer. According to CNN news she is amazing and also won the CNN Hero award. This lady is amazing on so many levels.
She is especially active with Easter Seals and Children Affected by AIDS. In Marlee’s books she addresses that she was sexually abused as a child and had been in abusive relationships as an adult and I believe that probably drives her to help children with disabilities who are taken advantage of. It also took an enormous amount of courage for her acknowledge her past abuse and be a voice for those who have
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying. (Michael Jordan)” Humans learn from their failures, but they learn nothing if they do not try to succeed as Michael Jordan explains in this quotation. We must try to truly learn, as simply being taught does not lead to true understanding.