one of my favourite sports to watch during the summer olympics is gymnastics. saw her briefly on the beam and pole and thought she was quite amazing. thought i would share this inspiring video of the young girl’s dream to reach the olympics. it made me a little teary eye. african american mum, white american host mom and a chinese coach coming together to help realize a girl’s dream. how amazing is that? race does not matter. respect, compassion, determination and sacrifice does.
i love what her mum said “life is not easy. you have to fight for your dreams. you cannot give up now. you have your team members. you have a country that you represent!” all that big words to a 14 year old girl. incredibly young but she took it all in stride. you have my respect!