For three years, even though the coaches were strict Shawn enjoyed running and tumbling in the little gym and she always had a smile on her face. By the time Shawn was six she was training at Chow's Institution of Gymnastics and Dance. At seven years old Shawn was an elite gymnast, which means she was doing a lot of the skills th... ... middle of paper ... ...on’s career.” Teamusa.org, 2012. Web. 12 Feb 2014. http://www.teamusa.org/News/2012/June/03/Injury-ends-Shawn-Johnson-s-career-June-3-2012.
She ended up winning the all around title at the European Championships, she was also the youngest gymnast to win that title, along with winning other championships... ... middle of paper ... ...Sports Hall of Fame, then in 1993 Nadia was Inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. In 1989, while Romania was a Communists country, Nadia Comaneci defected from Romania during the middle of the night, and went to the United States. By 2001 Nadia Comaneci was declared Sportswoman of the Century, which is awarded by World Sports. Currently Nadia and her husband, Bart, own a Gymnastics Academy in Norman, Oklahoma, called Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy. Nadia Comaneci was the first female gymnast that everyone knew by name.
DREAMS ARE NEVER OUT OF REACH The unified sound of chants from fans in the audience was echoing throughout the immense gymnasium as amateur Shawn Johnson prepared for her balance beam routine. As the crowd held their breath for every move, she performed with her entire heart. After her incredible dismount, she gave a smile of relief and satisfaction toward her loved ones in the stands. Her score put her over the top and guaranteed her a medal, but she did not expect her results to stand firm. The overall scores revealed Shawn as the gold medalist of the 2008 Beijing Olympics on beam (Shawn Johnson Height Bio, 2 of 3).
Gabrielle Douglas is an inspiration to me and many others because she overcame being homeless,moved in with a new family, and won Olympic gold in gymnastics. On December 31, 1995, Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas also known as "Flying Squirrel", was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia (Douglas, Gabrielle). Her dad, Timothy Douglas and mom, Natalie Hawkins were experienced parents because they had two children before Gabby. Jonathan and Joyelle, her brother and sister, we're very close with Gabby as was Gabby with them. Gabbys family was very poor when she was born.
Wilma Rudolph’s Olympic Glory Wilma Glodean Rudolph rose from disability to Olympic glory. She became the first African American women to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games. No one thought of Rudolph to ever be able to walk again because of her difficult disease when she was a child. However, she not only walked, but ran in the Olympics. She matured into a leader.
Gabrielle Douglas Gabrielle Douglas was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, December, 31, 1995. Her mothers name was Natalie Hawkins and her fathers name was Timothy Douglas. Natalie is a single mother of four kids and Gabrielle is the youngest of four. They are Arielle Douglas, Johnathan Douglas, and Joyelle Douglas are the names of Gabrielle siblings. Arielle was the one who taught gymnastics to Gabrielle.
Bree sprints around the court until she receives the ball again. She makes a hard pass to the open corner and the girl shoots a three, right as the buzzer rings, and swishes it, making the final score 27-35. While most girls were crying their eyes out, Bree’s face turns into a blank iron mask of sadness. It was their one chance to win the championship, Bree’s last chance to win the championship. Their team was tried and measured, and they did not make the final cut.
Jackie started track and field when she was nine years old. By twelve, she had jumped almost seventeen f... ... middle of paper ... ...ld record holder for long jump. Then, in 1987, she scored the longest legal jump that year by a woman in the United States. However, Jackie ended up retiring from track and field because of her asthma. When she was finished with track and field she joined the Richmond Rage a basketball team in the American Basketball League.
Chesca, as I call her, has a very different life from the average high school student. Franchesca got started in this long-term sport because of her mother, Andrea. Andrea was a gymnast when she was younger and wanted her children to be athletic like her. She therefore decided to start all five children in different sports. Gymnastics was the first sport Chesca gave a whack at, and she became very passionate very early on.
So without her coach’s permission, she asked her parents to take her to take the “gold test,” which she passed, bringing her to the senior level. Two years later, her determination brought her to third rank in the United States just behind Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. In January 1994, during the U.S. Nationals, Kerrigan was attacked which caused her to unable to perform in the competition. So Michelle became an alternate and travel with the Olympic team. While she was watching the skaters from the sidelines, she was telling herself that she will be just like them and better.