Wilma Rudolph won the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash by more than 3 yards over the next closest runner. Wilma Rudolph was widely considered the world's fastest women. She won many gold medals in the Olympics. She was the first African American women to win three gold medals in a single Olympics. Wilma won a gold medal in the 100-meter dash.
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) Mary Lou Retton wanted to become a gymnast since she first saw Nadia Comăneci on their family television. She was born to Lois and Ron Retton on January 24,1968 in Fairmont, West Virginia.
Canterbury Tales Paper: Prologue/Character Sketch: There are many experiences that seem crucial to life, Like schooling and marriage, and times of great plight, But cheerleading competitions belong too on that list, With their flips and their tricks that you don’t want to miss, See gravity defied! Weightless girls- flying high! It’s a unique experience, you can’t deny, With music and crowds that normal moms hate, But Donna Gale is not normal- at least, not of late. She herded her daughter through the security lines, Paid the admission and all of her fines, Jostled her way into the loud, crowded room, And taking joy in the breathing of thick hairspray fumes. All around her were cheerleaders, in short, skimpy skirts, Music playing so loud that it made her ears hurt, Bleached-blondes in ponytails, bows high in their hair, And people so fake that you couldn’t help but stare.
Alexandra Miles is not you average high school senior at Spencer High School. Alexandra is an expert at manipulating her peers in order to take what she wants, and this year it’s to be crowned Homecoming Queen. Throughout her life she competed in beauty pageants, and has never lost one. Though this year she is struggling to keep her head above water because of her father’s death and her mother’s lack of attention. This doesn’t make Alexandra soft, if anything, it makes her stronger.
Hazel says that going to school will be useless because, in the future, she is most likely not going to be able to use that knowledge. Hazel Grace further finds out about the adventures and surprises in life and the people who are in a worse situation than hers. The reason why Hazel starts to have faith in life or how she got to meet Augustus Waters is because of her mother. Her mother helps her plenty through life and the hard times for the past few years. Her mother does support Hazel emotionally, medically and financially.
Oprah Winfrey: From Disparity to Popularity People go through traumatic events at a very young age. From sexual abuses, to drug abuses, to poverty, and multiple other issues. But did you know that one of Hollywood’s most famous stars went through this too? Oprah Winfrey went through all of these issues in her childhood, and has managed to turn her life around, overcome these trying circumstances, and become one of the most successful people in the world today. Oprah’s early life was a very trying and traumatic time in Oprah’s life.
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.
She was a strong and passionate woman who exceeded far beyond the expectations that society had for women. The time period in which Eleanor was born women didn’t really get much without beauty, talent, and manners. It didn’t make much of a difference if they were educated most of the time if they did not possess the other qualities. Eleanor was not a pretty girl and it was something that worried her mother, especially for her future.
Abita was a young, black, strong willed, and intelligent 17 year old girl who knew exactly what she wanted in life. She was underestimated by many because people thought she was just simply to young to make any impact on society. Her mother was a waitress who sometimes could barely make ends meet. Abitas mom wanted her to grow strong and when she was growing up, she often told her, her dreams and stories about empowering people and standing up for what’s right regardless of what the outcome may be. Abita’s father wasn 't in the picture, she didn’t even know whether he was dead or alive, she could see the pain that lingered in her mom 's chocolate brown eyes when her younger sisters would talk about him.
Having someone close to you, especially your father or mother, pass away is very devastating. My mom had to grow up very quickly and help take care of her younger brother and sister. Because of what my mom went through at such a young age, she has gained a tremendous amount of strength emotionally, which has helped me out at times when I was feeling down and needed someone to be there. Generosity, is the second characteristic
Derrick Rose went to Memphis Tigers for college and he played with Chris Douglas - Roberts who is a NBA player now. The tigers went to the top seed in the South region in his first year ( Rose Jockbio). Rose averaged 14.9 points per game, 4.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game during the regular season and 20.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6 assists during the tournament ( Rose Fansite ). Derrick lead the tigers to the final four since 1985 then they beated UCLA to go to the National Championship ( Rose Jockbio). Memphis was leading by nine with less than three minutes to go and he Jayhawks came back and won 75 - 68 Memphis had lost the championship game (Rose Jockbio).
Shawn Johnson received her education from Valley High School where she played football and danced. Johnson Shawn Johnson net worth and salary In 2007, Shawn Johnson took part in Pan American Games held in Rio De Janeiro. She went on to grab five gold medals and two silver medals. Also in the same year, Shawn went on to take part in World Championship held in Stuttgart. She grabbed three gold medals.
The memoir has a linear structure, going chronologically through her life. I felt like I was definitely more interested in her story as it went farther along, however there was never a spot where I wanted to stop reading. Her teenage years and on were quite gripping, seeing her coming into her own as a young woman while trying to keep the family together emotionally and economically. I cringed at times, and at others I was truly inspired by her unconditional love for her family even when they treated her so poorly. As the reader you can really see the strength she gained as a child and it inspires.
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.