When she was 16, she became a part of the USA Olympics team in 1956. “The youngest member of the U.S. track and field team at age 16, she won a bronze medal in the 400 meter relay” (“Pioneering Olympic Medalist”). At such a young age, Wilma was able to accomplish being on the Olympics team after she defeated her defect. Wilma Rudolph was so fast, she gold medaled in three events at a single Olympic game. “She won the 100m with her wind-aided mark of 11.0 seconds in the final.
The Hunger Games is a science fictional book written by Suzanne Collins. The Hunger Games is about two teens from Panem (district twelve) who go to the capitol to fight in the seventy-fourth Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen is a sixteen year old girl from district 12 who volunteers for her younger sister Prim rose, at the reaping. Peeta Mallark is the male tribute. They go to the capitol and train and have interviews in which Peeta wins over the crowd by saying that he loves Katniss.
Some of the major highlights from this decade include, in 1950, “female tennis wonder Althea Gibson became the first black player to participate in the U.S. National Championships and was the first black woman to win the tennis Grand Slam.” (Fisk, Judy). “Also, in college football, the Oklahoma Sooners won three national championships over the course of the decade. The team was undefeated from 1953 to November 1957.” (Fisk, Judy). “In 1958, baseball player, Jackie Jensen peaked as a major-leaguer, winning the American League MVP. His success convinced Jensen to skip his senior year and accept a $40,000 bonus to play for the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League.
When I was 12 years old, I made it onto a cheerleading worlds team. Essentially, if my team got a bid, we would get to go to the Cheerleading Worlds competition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Disney World. I am a part of the competitive cheer community along with 3.3 million other athletes in the U.S. alone. My teammates and I were ecstatic and could not wait for this moment to compete. Our team name was the Cheer Eclipse Comets.
Last year when I was in 8th grade I joined the track and field team. My main event that I did was the 100 meter dash I got an amazing time of 13.7 seconds, apparently I ended up qualifying for states in that race. I also made a solar system poster that took a lot of work but I got an A+,on it. The project was an extra credit project. When I was in 6th grade there was a Christmas competition where I had to dress up as a certain Christmas character.
The Gabby Douglas Movie is the story of world famous gymnast Gabby Douglas and how she became an olympic gold medalist. It was made after she became a gold medalist and aired on lifetime in 2014. It starts with her as a small child and shows the struggles one might have to go through to get to that level of competition. It is right around hour long and the rating of the movie is PG. I think this is a great movie to inspire kids to try hard in all aspects of life.
I used to think that I was going to participate in an after school activity for fun, but then my cross country team won the state championship meet, now I know I can do anything I put my mind to. Nothing was extraordinary about my life. I was just a normal ninth grader on the junior varsity cross country team. My times were not that great, so I had no intention of running varsity at all. We had a Saturday meet at Walker, but only the top seven varsity girls were going to compete.
The Biography.com website states, “Simone Biles is the most decorated American gymnast, winning 19 Olympic and World Championship medals” (Mead). Because Simone was too young to attend the Olympics in 2012, the first Olympic Games Simone attended was in 2016 in Rio. Although Simone has only been to one of the Olympics, she has been awarded with five Olympic medals; four of them were gold, and one was bronze. She acquired gold in team, all-around, vault, and floor; she got bronze on the beam. Simone plans to continue to practice and will more than likely participate in the upcoming summer Olympic Games in
Alice Coachman Davis is the first African American woman to win a gold medal. Growing up in the south, she didn't have many opportunities to peruse what she loved. But after years of training and hard work, which involved running barefoot in the gravel, and moving from school to school across the south, she finally qualified for the Olympics in 1948, and in the end she received a gold medal in high jump. Like Alice, Shakespeare believes that when someone follows their heart’s desires, although it may not be the easiest path, its the path that will make the most sense in the end. He shows this through the tragic ending of Romeo and Juliet’s relationship and the relationship in between Juliet and her parents.
Along with two other varsity players, I organized offseason workouts, lifts and scrimmages for the team. Missing five of six seniors at our Fall tournament, I stepped up and lead the team to a second place finish. Slowly the team came together came together and won district. Although the year ended with a heart breaking loss in the playoffs, I became the leader of the team and earned all-district honors. My senior year I will be the sole varsity team captain.
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.
It was time for the four by one hundred meter relay. With my relay team stretched,warmed up, and ready to go, we headed towards the stadium where we would race against the fastest girls in the nation. Intimidated but not deterred we headed out of Tent City and into the gates of Turner Stadium. Knowing this was my last race I would run with my close friends and relay team, being it 's the last race of the season and we all weren’t going to be in the same age group next year, I had a whole new mind set. I was constantly thinking, “we have to make top ten because we can make top ten.” “We have the times, we have the strength, we have the speed, we just need to have the guts to walk in there like we are going to shred the track into pieces.
Kathryn Smith is making history by becoming the first full-time female coach in the NFL. Her passion for coaching began as a little girl, helping her father keep stats for her brother’s high school football team. She attended St. John’s University in Queens, New York, to study Sports Management. In 2003, she began her career in sports as a game-day/ special-events intern with the New York Jets. She also managed the college men’s basketball team and she became a college scouting intern and then a player assistant in 2007.