She was born with a severe foot disorder called clubfoot, also known as “pigeon-toed” in which her feet would turn inward. Her doctor claimed the disorder needed to be fixed so she could walk properly. Believing that skating would strengthen her legs, her parents supported her curiosity in ice-skating. B. Kristi entered her first skating competition when she was 7 years old and won. Kristi kept progressing and became very advanced for her
In an interview, Chen was recorded as saying that her biggest competition was herself. In addition, Karen Chen’s dedication to her favorite sport is that she spends at least four hours every day to become a better skater. Consequently, Chen is an amazing skater and a very significant part of the skating world. Along with skating, Chen loves to create different styles of art, including painting. Also, Karen Chen loves to travel the world, which makes it easy because she is required to go to many different
Level ten was mesmerizing and elite was even better, olympic. But it didn’t really matter to me what level I was, as long as I was doing gymnastics. Around December, on the competitive team’s side of the gym, a coach began to recognize me. He told my coach, a short strong former gymnast, that he wanted to talk to my mom about possibly moving on to the real team. I was overjoyed, but scared.
I especially enjoyed witnessing all the hardworking girls ,just like myself, strive for their dream. 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.
Some people assume that I have been dancing here my whole life because of my connection to the girls and my improvement over the years, but truthfully I started dancing at Spotlight when I was in fifth grade. A good friend of mine from school, Alexa, had always talked to me about how much she loved this studio and how great the people were there. I had danced when I was younger but left the sport to plays soccer for several years. Dance was always within me, and it finally came to the point that I knew I wanted to continue to do what I previously had loved. I decided to go to the fall open house and check out the dance studio.
Personally, I stayed up late watching that game. I was cheering for the team even though I have never been a big fan of hockey myself. I felt that by cheering for the women on that team, I was cheering for all female athletes who are going for their dreams. Although these Olympic athletes finally have gold around their necks, they still don 't have it in their pockets. Women have indeed made great progress in their fight for equal rights in sports, but they haven’t reached the finish line
I had humbly won first place in all of my dance steps. After I stepped off the stage, my arms filled with trophies, I witnessed my mom talking to the other Irish dance moms. When we were leaving, my mom was telling me what the other moms had said about me. They had said how they knew that nationals was coming up, and I had to learn all new dances (since I had moved up a level) to be ready in time. They said how I would never be able to accomplish this because I couldn't learn the steps in such a short amount of time.
This was a hard concept for me to grasp because I had my ideas, I knew what worked, and I couldn't figure out why everyone else made things so difficult. Now since I was no longer shy, I jumped right into making my opinions obvious and heard when I could. Other people had different opinions and didn't always like mine; they also weren’t very nice about it. I wondered all the time why people weren’t as dedicated as I was about cheerleading, and I still struggle with that today. However, cheerleading is my passion and I’m not going to let other people's opinions change that.
How the Skates Work Moving:- Unlike the normal roller or quad skates, the ice hockey skates are specifically made for quicker movement, turning and braking on the ice. The increased agility and speed is due to the features of the skates that make them move on a very thin water layer on the ice
Misty Copeland Misty Copeland was the first African American to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. She had a rough childhood, but her story shows how having patience and being a hardworking person pays off in the end. Even though her youth wasn’t great, she pursued her dream of having a career in professional dance and continues to make headlines wherever she goes. Misty Copeland was born to Sylvia DelaCerna and Doug Copeland in Kansas City, Missouri on September 10, 1982. Her siblings are Erica, Christopher, and Douglas Jr. Copeland.
After I opened up to my teacher and she told me all of the amazing fundraising opportunities, it was decided; I was going to try out for the competition team. I was never the best dancer, but I was still pretty good at the branches of dance that I did. I was ecstatic when I found out I made the team; it was like the world stopped spinning for a minute. That was
I wasn 't a great soccer player, but after making the team I really developed persistence. To this day, I am so grateful that I made that decision to try something new and work hard at it, because this year I actually ended up starting varsity for Villa Maria soccer. Although I am very passionate about soccer, I am also passionate about other things. In fifth grade I started snowboarding. After developing a burning passion for the sport, I decided to buy a snowboard.
From the age of five, nothing could stop Catherine Granado from playing hockey. As she grew, so did her love and skill for the sport; so much so that she skated her way to the Olympics in 1998 and brought home the Gold Medal. Cammi Granado attended Province College, where she played on the school’s hockey team. She became the best player on the team, leading them to two national championships and being the European Civil Aviation Conference player of the year for three consecutive years. In 1990, she was accepted onto the first United States national women’s hockey team, and became that team’s leading goal scorer with thirty goals in twenty-five games.
Barton was always a very shy child and her career first ignited when she was the first one to tend her brother, David, after he had got into an accident. Barton also enjoyed being useful and helping others so she decided to become a teacher by the age of 15, which led her to open her own, free public school. Later on in her career, Barton worked as a clerk in the U.S. Patent Office. Clara Barton took any opportunity that she could to help and assist people so during the Civil War, Barton had the perfect chance to put her desire to work. However, in the beginning of her career, Barton did not do much besides collecting and distributing supplies for the Union Army.