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.
In her more than 30 years career, despite challenges women faced at that time and her foot surgery in 1980s, she never gave up and continued pushing even harder. This characteristic of her also played a significant rule in achieving all those great successes and achievement. Miss Larrieu broke world records many times and set international and US records.
For instance, Jackie chose to go to UCLA, also known as University of California Los Angeles, on a basketball scholarship (“Jackie Joyner Kersee biography”). Suddenly, Jackie’s mother dies of meningitis, In 1980, after the funeral, JAckie chose to work even harder to honor her mother (“Jackie Joyner Kersee biography”). Jackie won the long jump record with a 7.45 meter jump and then won another world record in the Heptathlon with 7,291 points (“Jackie Joyner Kersee Biography”). Jackie won several medals year after year becoming one of the world 's greatest athletes. As a result, people loved watching Jackie on the olympics and made her loved all over the world.
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.
She has won over 20 Grand Slam singles titles and several Olympic gold medals. On the other hand, cheerleading, classified as a sport by many and others as an activity, began in the mid-1900s. Cheerleading first started with the classic long sleeve and long
Cindy Crawford is a graduating senior at Setabump University and is majoring in Business Management with a minor in Marketing. She is the captain of the volleyball team and is one of the best players on the team. She has won player of the year three years in a row. Next month is their national championship game, which Cindy must play in to guarantee a win. This year, each teammate’s grades cannot be below a ‘B-’.
“Runyan began to make her mark as a world-class runner in 1999 at the Pan American Games” (Bussels). In the year 2000 at Sydney, Australia Runyan became the first legally blind person to compete in the Olympic and Paralympic Games and at the Olympics she finished 8th in the 1,500 meter run. Also in 2000 “Marla finished as the top American with the second fastest debut time by a women in the New York City Marathon” (Bussels). Although Runyan’s vision gets worse as time goes on she doesn’t allow it to affect her career. Unfortunately she is retired she still works as an ambassador at Perkins School for the blind.
After a nice and relaxing day at Disney with my teammates and coaches, it was time to compete, and nerves were running as high as NYC skyscrapers. As all 20 of us were getting ready, we got out nice little coach pep-talk from our coaches, Tim and Tammy, who I’ve known since I was a mere gymnastics baby, a two year old level one. Tim was in a blindingly bright purple tuxedo and Tammy was in an absolutely drop-dead gorgeous red dress, a humongous change from their usual athletic gear, for they lost a bet saying that if we all qualified for nationals they would dress up. I looked up at the clock and saw the dreaded time; 8:00 AM. “Time to leave!”
19th Amendment Changes Lives! Article by Sophie Champ Breaking news for the first time ever women have the ability to vote! This is a huge step for women 's equality throughout the world. After much fighting and arguing for rights, women have come a long way and are very proud of their achievements. After years and years of battling the men who lead the government, the 19th amendment has been ratified.
Top 10 Fun Facts Billie jean king has won 39 grand slams in her life (this includes singles, doubles, and mixed doubles) She went to California State university. In 1953, she founded World tennis magazine, she also edited it until 1972. When Billie Jean King was 21 she won a tennis match called the battle of sexes against the Bobby Riggs who is 55 years old.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--Syracuse and UConn are no strangers to playing each other. The former Big East foes have met 49 times over the years and the two teams will square off for the National Championship on Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. For Breanna Stewart and the Huskies, they are searching for their fourth straight title. If UConn (37-0) can pull off the victory, it would be the first time in Division I women 's basketball that such a feat has been accomplished.
UAB would win the doubles point on a Dollman/Gonzalez win over Chaw/Ortegon 7-5, 6-3. With the help of the five singles wins and the doubles point, UAB won the match 6-1. The Blazers were led by Dollman who went 3-0 in singles in straight sets. Dollman also won all three of his doubles matches with Gonzalez.
Shawn Johnson Bio, Age, Married, Husband, Net Worth, Salary and Wiki Short Bio Shawn Johnson is a well-known American former artistic gymnast who is known best for her being a gold medalist at Olympic balance beam and silver medalist at team, all-around and floor exercise. Shawn Machel Johnson East was born on January 19, 1992. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. to parents Doug and Teri Johnson. Johnson was raised in Christian faith.
In 2009, Sinclair finally began her professional career as a soccer player signing with FC Gold Pride. By 2010, she had won the league championship and contributed to the team 's success by scoring in major matches such as the playoff finals. One of her first major setbacks followed that season as FC Gold Pride resolved. Having to find a new club, Sinclair chose Western New York Flash FC. Once again, she won the season championship and received the MVP award of the final game, while scoring their only goal.
WNBA All-Star star games typically bring out the best of everyone, and Maya Moore certainly brought out her best on Saturday. Moore took home MVP honors after scoring an All star game record 30 points, including 8 straight in the last two minutes, to help propel the West to a 117-112 victory over the East in Uncasville, Connecticut. “It was a blast, this is such a special time,” Moore told ESPN after the game. “We turned [the tempo] up, shots were going in.” Phoenix’s Brittney Griner had 21 points, including a three pointer and an electrifying dunk on back to back possessions in the 3rd quarter to help give The West momentum.