Rudolph impacted humans because she was the woman that did the unthinkable, becoming the fastest woman in the world. “Wilma’s celebrity brought unprecedented attention to women in the Olympics, especially to women’s track and field events. She inspires generations of women athletes especially minority women athletes who faced so much more barriers to achieving their dreams.” (Engel,2014). One athlete tells Wilma’s impact on her, “It was a great thrill for me to see.
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)
ESTABLISH CREDIBILITY: My grandma was a figure skater and because she shared her love of skating with me, I grew up following Kristi Yamaguchi. Based on my previous knowledge and recent research, I will be able to inform you as to why Yamaguchi is one of the best woman athletes to date. E. PREVIEW MAIN POINTS: Today, I will be presenting information about her early life, accomplishments during her career, and her present life.
After all the complications through-out her swim, her fears and all the pressure around her, she finally made it and completed the long, hard and freezing swim. She was granted a large amount of money and a congratulatory telegram from her reason to keep pushing, Barbara Ann
Born during 1822 in Maryland, Araminta Ross, who later became the well-known Harriet Tubman, began a legacy by being born into slavery and fighting her way to freedom. Tubman had many different successful achievements, but her most recognized were the Underground Railroad, becoming a spy in order to free 800 slaves, nursing wounded soldiers, and opening her home to those who needed it. Multiple documents explaining each event have narrowed her greatest achievement to rescuing hundreds of slaves and caring for others after periods of struggle.
The Story Of Jesse Owens (Rough Draft) Jesse Owens won the most gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He was an African American runner, who against all odds became one of the best track athletes in Olympic history. Owens would soon become a model of success for all African Americans. Jesse Owens was the star of the Berlin Olympics in 1936; his early life, training and motivation, and his overall performance in The Olympic Games made him into a hero for all African Americans.
As Simone said, “ today do what other won't so tomorrow you can accomplish what others can't.” Simone Biles had a tough childhood but with a lot of hard work she became the gymnast she is today. Simone Biles was tough but she had a really tough childhood and school life. Simone Biles was homeschooled at 13 because she had been adopted by her grandfather because her mom was a drug addict. Her grandmother Nelie her adopted mom homeschooled her so Simone could do more gymnastics.
I may have been the front page story in junior high, but in my last two years of high school, she took up the whole newspaper. Amber basically repeated her wins her senior year, but added a National Title in Team Roping and a state title in the all around race. She even went on to college and won National titles in Barrels, Team Roping, and the All Around. She turned out to be very successful in the sport of rodeo.
He soon became her personal trainer. Jennie is a two-time world champion and a two-time Pan American gold medalist in 2003 and 2007. She was soon an Olympic silver and gold medalist. When she was at University of Arizona, she was Arizona's co-winner of the Rugby Award. She also was a two-time Honda Award Winner.
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world”- Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman was born in 1822 in Dorchester County in the Eastern Shores of Maryland. Tubman was treated harshly throughout her childhood. She began working as a slave since she was only five years old and since her plantation owner was poor, he had to send her to other owners to work. Many of which disliked Tubman, so they almost always had to send her back and thus she got constant beatings from plantation owners. (Source a) Despite being born into slavery, Harriet Tubman was able to overcome obstacles and accomplish many important feats in her lifetime. Accomplishments
Nicknamed the “Buckeye Bullet,” Jesse Owens is notable the most famous athlete in track & field history and was a four-time Olympic gold medalist. Owens family moved up north from Alabama as part of the ‘Great Migration,’ and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a graduate of East Tech High School & THE Ohio State University. The significance of Owen’s first Olympic experience is that it was in 1936 in Berlin, Germany during the Holocaust. Many speculated that Hitler was upset that Owens had won, but in fact it was President Roosevelt who never acknowledged Jesse’s accomplishments.
My passion for track and field began with a Nike advertisement. At age ten, I opened the newspaper to a two-page spread of the hometown distance running legend Steve Prefontaine overlaid by a paragraph of inspirational copy. It concluded asking, “Where is the Next Pre?” The story of his small town Oregon roots, gutsy racing style, and ambition to be the best resonated with me like nothing ever had before. I told myself I was the next Pre, and then tore off for my first run through the streets of Eugene, Oregon – “Tracktown USA”.